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Emma Silvers is SF Weekly's former Music Editor.

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Music, The Adventures of Polaris (and Polaris)

The Adventures of Polaris (and Polaris)

Collective nostalgia is a powerful drug. One needn't look much further than the front page of BuzzFeed ("32 Things Only People Born In August 1986 Will Understand!") or headlines about the Hollywood reboot of the week (Ghostbusters, The X-Files, Full…
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Music, Hear This Mr. T Experience: Show Preview

Mr. T Experience: Show Preview

While he might make more headlines these days (including in this publication) for authoring young adult novels, "Dr. Frank" Portman is first and foremost a legend in the East Bay's punk scene, having founded The Mr. T Experience — arguably…
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Music, Captain Fantastic: Oakland’s Xavier Dphrepaulezz Dazzles SXSW With a Lo-Fi Mix of Rootsy Punk and R&B

Captain Fantastic: Oakland’s Xavier Dphrepaulezz Dazzles SXSW With a Lo-Fi Mix of Rootsy Punk and R&B

AUSTIN, Tex. ­— It's a Wednesday afternoon, humid as hell, and I'm sitting in a covered picnic table area surrounded by food trucks and about a thousand other people, watching as the winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest is…
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Lessons From SXSW

• House shows, if you can find 'em, are stronger than official showcases. For one thing, there's a much better chance these performances will make you feel alive and high in the way live music should make you feel. One…
Music, All Shook Down Here's Your Outside Lands Lineup: D'Angelo, Elton John, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and More

Here's Your Outside Lands Lineup: D'Angelo, Elton John, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and More

Start weaving those whimsical flower crowns now, kiddos: Festival season is officially upon us. We don't make this proclamation lightly. For one, we've started receiving press releases tailored around festival fashion, as well as pitches about new ways for…
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Music, All Shook Down Chuck Prophet on SXSW Survival

Chuck Prophet on SXSW Survival

Once a year Austin hosts the SXSW festival. I’m…
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Music, All Shook Down Live From SXSW: BØRNS, Cathedrals, and the Ludacris Decision

Live From SXSW: BØRNS, Cathedrals, and the Ludacris Decision

Hello again from the heart of Austin, Texas, where yesterday the green beer flowed down Sixth Street and packs of wandering drunk people sporting laminates of various colors and levels of self-importance started arguments with door guys as the sun…
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Music, All Shook Down Goood Morning, SXSW! Run the Jewels Attacked Onstage, Your Dog Needs a Fitbit, and More

Goood Morning, SXSW! Run the Jewels Attacked Onstage, Your Dog Needs a Fitbit, and More

Yes, we're slowly waking up over here, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Two Arrested During Yung Lott Music Video Shoot In Bayview-Hunter's Point

Watch: Two Arrested During Yung Lott Music Video Shoot In Bayview-Hunter's Point

A video that has been widely circulated since it was posted on YouTube yesterday shows SFPD officers detaining and handcuffing nearly 20 people who were filming a music video for a new song by the local rapper Yung Lott in…
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Music, Behind Bars: Bay Area Jazz Veteran Marcus Shelby on the Failures of the U.S. Prison System — and Why We All Should Care

Behind Bars: Bay Area Jazz Veteran Marcus Shelby on the Failures of the U.S. Prison System — and Why We All Should Care

You don't need to be plugged into the Bay Area music scene for long to know the name Marcus Shelby. A seemingly tireless and always in-demand bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator, Shelby has been blending music and activism for decades.…
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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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