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Pimps and Players Pimps and Players Fillmore Slim has lived a life of picking, pimping, and prison -- now he just wants to play the blues August 08, 2001

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Music, Reviewed Cherie


I like France. But listening to Marseille-born Cherie's soulless self-titled record has put me in the mood to start renaming certain combo items. This chanteuse's much-hyped debut starts out with a Foreigner sample for chrissakes, and goes quickly downhill from…
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Music, Girls Gone Mild

Girls Gone Mild

This Friday and Saturday night, while scantily clad dancers at the world-famous Mitchell Brothers strip club lazily gyrate to the latest Usher single for bored Japanese businessmen, a dozen or so girls will take the stage at the Great American…
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Music, BeatBox


It's possible that DJ D:Fuse would have toiled away in relative obscurity had he not been touched by the hand of God -- that is, Paul Oakenfold. From a pool of nearly every mixmaster in the known universe, the legendary…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Here is a golden opportunity for frequent downloaders to atone for past sins. As it did with the first two collections in this series, Badman Recordings is giving a portion of the sales from this disc to the S.F.-based Shanti…
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Music, Reviewed The Thermals

The Thermals

Missing the urgency and songwriting excellence of bands like the Pixies, Guided by Voices, and Jawbreaker? Then pick up Fuckin A. Clocking in at less than 30 minutes, the record bulges with messy, distorted indie-pop anthems. The breakneck "God and…
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Music, BeatBox


Every trend, no matter how fleeting or forgettable, can cough up at least one masterpiece that marks its zenith. The most durable artifact that's emerged from the irksome '80s revival (reissued Garbage Pail Kids, anyone?) might be the recent work…
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Music, The Peels Sessions

The Peels Sessions

"It knows!" the Peels' singer, Robyn Miller, says cryptically about her hotel room's electronic minibar as she removes a Hershey's bar from the top of the unit's infrared sensor. Bassist Josh Vieu has a solution to Miller's dilemma: Placing an…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide Resolved: I <i>Will</i> Get Laid

Resolved: I Will Get Laid

Some people can go years without having sex. Most of these people do not live in San Francisco, but even the friskiest San Franciscan can hit a dry spell. Here are a few ways to get, um, wet. Perhaps the…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide

Sounding Out the New Year

As anyone who's ever dated a San Francisco musician can attest, rockers rarely keep their promises. But damn if they don't sound good making them! Here are a few resolutions for 2004 from San Francisco's best aspiring rock gods, DJs,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

It's ironic that Ima Robot 's biggest indie "hit" off of its fantastic debut record is the hidden, uncredited gem "Black Jettas." The hilarious song (which is hardly emblematic of the band's sound) is marred by a hideous nod to…
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Music, BeatBox

Beat Box

This New Year's Eve, promoters the A List and Delicious Karma are hosting "Wish," an event that will manage to be both opulent (they've promised to transform the venue into "paradise" through the aid of "over $40,000 in décor") and…
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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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