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Music, All Shook Down In The Soul Kitchen's DJ Harry Duncan on Working With Bill Graham, His Show at Amoeba, and the Battle to Save KUSF

In The Soul Kitchen's DJ Harry Duncan on Working With Bill Graham, His Show at Amoeba, and the Battle to Save KUSF

Harry Duncan has filled a lot of roles in his 61 years: Independent producer of black music for Bill Graham Presents; manager of artists like the Meters and Ornette Coleman, to name just a couple; original talent buyer at…
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Music, BeatBox Del the Funky Homosapien: Show Preview

Del the Funky Homosapien: Show Preview

For most of Del the Funky Homosapien's career, we've had to wait years for him to come down from the mountain with a stone disc etched in dizzying hieroglyphics. Now he's producing prolifically — since 2008, the Oakland rapper has…
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Music, All Shook Down Afrika Bambaataa on the Origins of Hip-hop, the Perfect Beat, and His Most Treasured Record

Afrika Bambaataa on the Origins of Hip-hop, the Perfect Beat, and His Most Treasured Record

Afrika Bambaataa​For those who haven't heard of Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of hip-hop, his resume looks something like this: 1969-1971: Warlord, Black Spades, Bronx River Houses, Bronx NY. Responsibilities included: Tagging turf; crossing enemy lines to forge relationships with…
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Music, Vallejo rapper Moe Green wants fame too badly to sleep

Vallejo rapper Moe Green wants fame too badly to sleep

In high school, Gregory Carter called himself Moe Green, the Money-Makin' Machine ("Ching ching!"). Now, a little more "real" with himself at 22, he's Moe Green, the Dreamer — an everyday joe from Vallejo. The up-and-coming rapper doesn't roll with…
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Music, Super Sideman

Super Sideman

One day in 2001, studio guitarist Rusty Anderson got a call from friend and producer David Kahne, who was producing a new Paul McCartney record and said he might require Anderson's services. "I didn't really get too into it," Anderson…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek

Concert preview: Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek

Fans have spent a decade clamoring for Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek to follow up the backpack rap classic Train of Thought with another Reflection Eternal album. Anticipation has long since boiled over, but the singles from their upcoming Revolutions Per…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus at the Fox Theater

Last Night: Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus at the Fox Theater

​Atoms for Peace, Flying Lotus Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Fox Theater Better than: scouring the Internet for leaks of Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma. The glowing eyes of two Moorish, gold Genies peered out over the Fox Theater Wednesday night. Fans had bought…
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Music, Major Lazer introduces electro dancehall fans to animated moves

Major Lazer introduces electro dancehall fans to animated moves

Major Lazer is a Jamaican renegade commando who fights vampires with a prosthetic laser arm when he isn't running a club. He's also a fictional character, the mascot for the group of the same name crafted by genre-crashing DJ and…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night:  RJD2 and Busdriver at the Independent

Last Night: RJD2 and Busdriver at the Independent

RJD2, Busdriver Wednesday, April 7, 2010 The IndependentBetter than: Karaoke night with R2D2 and a bus driver.

Indie-rapper Busdriver called last night's bill at the Independent a "weird rap night." The music was eclectic, to be sure, but the vibe was strange too. It was…
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Music, All Shook Down Over the Weekend: Freeway and Jake One, DaVinci, Freddie Gibbs, J-Billion, and Jern Eye

Over the Weekend: Freeway and Jake One, DaVinci, Freddie Gibbs, J-Billion, and Jern Eye

​Freeway and Jake One, DaVinci, Freddie Gibbs, J-Billion, and Jern Eye Friday, April 2, 2010 Mezzanine Better than: most overstuffed hip-hop bills. It was opening weekend, and Top Billin' put together a searing line-up at the Mezzanine that pitted Bay…
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Music, BeatBox Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus

From the nexus of Los Angeles' simmering experimental hip-hop scene soars Flying Lotus, who shaves sheets of static over neck-snapping beats. Lotus plugs and plays as gleefully as any of his Warp Records labelmates, and his upcoming "space opera," Cosmogramma,…
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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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