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Music, Metalocalypse Takes an Adult Swim in Blood

Metalocalypse Takes an Adult Swim in Blood

After murdering hundreds of its fans — mostly by mistake — a death-metal band named Dethklok has become the 12th largest economy in the world (just above Belgium). This billionaire act is so powerful that a secretive think tank known…
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Music, Hear This Finntroll; Download Festival; Bill Callahan; Black Crowes; the Go-Gos

Finntroll; Download Festival; Bill Callahan; Black Crowes; the Go-Gos

In the forsaken hinterlands of Finland roams a band of evil trolls who sing in Swedish (one of the country's two national languages), and consume copious amounts of beer. Forging an unusual merger of grandiose black metal and bouncy, local…
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Music, Reviewed Megadeth


While not as pissed at the world as punks, metalheads invariably despise Christianity, oppose censorship, and are often not keen on George Bush. The genre has its obsessions with war and death, but few bring such voice to the contingent…
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Music, Hear This Punk rockers raid your mom's record collection

Punk rockers raid your mom's record collection

Austin's Peter and the Wolf is fronted by one Red Hunter, a songwriter who gravitates toward back-porch, lo-fi folk traditions. On his first proper Peter release, Lightness, he falls somewhere between Devendra Banhart, Sun Kil Moon, and the Songs: Ohia.…
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Music, Hear This Beautiful world: Devo and Bow Wow Wow

Beautiful world: Devo and Bow Wow Wow

Devo and Bow Wow Wow didn't share many stages in the '80s, but the two iconic bands have more recently become complementary touring buddies. No Doubt drummer Adrian Young now beats the skins for BWW, joining original members Leigh Gorman…
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Music, Reviewed The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

Craig Finn's ramblings about religious girls having sex with soccer players, chums passing beer bottles under bridges, and house parties long forgotten have always charmed, but that magic wears off on his latest record with the Hold Steady. While previous…
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Music, Hear This Love is blind

Love is blind

This past year and a half has felt like a new dawn for extreme vocal histrionics, as indie acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Spinto Band showcase frontmen tweaking and torturing their knotted throats with the precision of…
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Music, Black Rage

Black Rage

The Coup -- probably the most radical hip hop group that's ever existed -- has dropped three brilliant albums on the world during the last 10 years. Public Enemy, the only other hip hop act that is consistently a thorn…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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