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Music, Acetone

Acetone

Despite being named after the flammable solvent, Acetone is not the kind of band you'd call "on fire" (which may explain the ice caps on its logo). Nor does Acetone go out of its way to let people know the…
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Music, It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Meet Jim Greer, one of the most sincere, idealistic, and committed people you're likely to come across in the music business. Much like the hero in the Frank Capra movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Greer just recently came to…
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Music, <B>The New Amsterdams</B><BR>

The New Amsterdams

While the New Amsterdams are a Get Up Kids offshoot, the band doesn't belong to the same dreaded indie subgenre as its emocore parent. Instead, songwriter Matthew Pryor's side project has plenty in common with that harbinger to all things…
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Music, Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin

Growing up in the shadow of Disneyland in Downey, Calif., future Blasters Dave and Phil Alvin found their own magic kingdom at thrift stores and swap meets, rifling through stacks of out-of-print blues and country records. Their early finds sparked…
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Music, A Brand-New Case

A Brand-New Case

You just gotta do things. There was unfinished business with the Plimsouls and it still seemed like there was a lot of life in it. I just went for it," says singer/songwriter Peter Case on what he was thinking when…
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Music, Wedding Albums

Wedding Albums

"Hey Julie, I'm on that interview we have and I'll buzz you up for your portion in a minute 'cause that's what I'm doin'," says guitarist and singer/songwriter Buddy Miller to his wife Julie Miller, singer/songwriter and occasional guitarist. "We…
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Music,

Suzzy Roche

"Unmarried housewife and mother" is a job description that probably rates a couple of points higher than "folk singer" in the current job market, and Suzzy Roche is all three, which makes her pretty much screwed. But that doesn't seem…
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Music, Neil Young

Neil Young

What distinguishes Silver and Gold from among the 30 or so other studio albums in Neil Young's massive catalog is that it belongs in the handful that tills the ground known in Young parlance as "country Neil." Since 1969, Young…
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Music, Record Peter Case

Peter Case

You could get the idea from his songs that Peter Case is obsessed with his past: From the first song on the first Plimsouls record, "Lost Time," to the first on his seventh solo album, "Paradise Etc," Case is still…
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Music, The Last Party

The Last Party

The cover of Donner Party Complete Recordings 1987-1989 includes a primitive drawing by the band's chief songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Sam Coomes. It's a picture of the sun and moon, some fantastical animals, and the Casa Sanchez guy riding his…
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Music, Record Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith

After 1998's full-blown XO, Elliott Smith has pulled back a couple of notches for Figure 8. In the tradition of the DIY record maker -- albeit with a bigger budget -- the majority of the album's 16 songs are spare,…
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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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