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Music, Reviewed Perfect

Perfect

Next to the Red Sox and Adlai Stevenson, in the yet-to-be-built (in Oakland, naturally) Underdog Hall of Fame, would be the Replacements: the mythic least-successful and most-deserving band of the '80s. Likewise, the solo career of Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson,…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

If an argument were to break out among the artists who "invented" hip hop, it would be a cartoon clash of charismatic giants, with gold chains, tomahawks, and turntables flying. But while Cool Herc scraps with Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster…
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Music, Reviewed Leatherface

Leatherface

There's an apt shorthand for describing England's Leatherface to the uninitiated: "Hüsker Dü meets Motörhead!," exclamation mark included. It's true, there's no denying the similarities between the broguey, sandpapery voice of Leatherface's Dickensian-named singer, Frankie Stubbs, and that of Motörhead's…
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Music, Watered Down

Watered Down

Rock 'n' roll is the emu oil of 2003. Its supply so far exceeds demand that record companies are starting to look like the befuddled ranchers of the mid-'90s, who were forced to free their stocks of giant flightless birds…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Cleveland's Rocket From the Tombs could get by on punk legend alone. With members that went on to form Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys, the band is part of the "missing link" mid-'70s pre-punk scene that also included bands…
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Music, Through the Cracks

Through the Cracks

Romance is running down the sewers of our cities faster than you can say "Banana Republic." It won't make the news, at least not in so many words: Artists and Lovers Demand More Crime! It is, however, the real subtext…
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Music, Buzz Clip

Buzz Clip

You don't expect to get an actual conversation out of the Locust, perhaps the strangest band to ever sneak within striking distance of the average music consumer. If its phone manner is anything like its music, you figure there's going…
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Music, Folk Explosion

Folk Explosion

Are you one of those people who charge around town with a "Real Musicians Have Day Jobs" sticker on the back of their car? Good for you. Instead of slapping on "Pave the Planet" or "No Fat Chicks," you've opted…
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Music, Reviewed Terence Trent D'Arby

Terence Trent D'Arby

The son of a preacher man, who made his first promotional appearances costumed as the Messiah and once dreamt of Marvin Gaye transmitting unheard music from beyond the grave, Terence Trent D'Arby is no stranger to the spiritual. Until legally…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Brooklyn's Mink Lungs could bring out the beleaguered parent in anyone, even those too young to remember the late-"80s golden age of slacker rock. You want to sit the band"s members down and command them to get a career going…
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Music, Reviewed Hot Hot Heat

Hot Hot Heat

"Denim is back!" screamed the cover story of the September 2002 issue of Rolling Stone. Oh wait, that declaration was "Rock is back!" But with the fashion consciousness of underground bands at an all-time high, it may as well have…
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    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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