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A League  of Its Own A League of Its Own The Justice League built its reputation by booking local hip hop acts -- now, in the face of an increasingly white-bread city, can the club survive? December 13, 2000

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Music, A League  of Its Own

A League of Its Own

Justice League owner Michael O'Connor is sitting down to a glass of hot cider at a local cafe when he receives the call he's been waiting for. "Did we get it?" he asks. "No? OK, well, thanks anyway." He hangs…
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Music, Sweet Adeline

Sweet Adeline

The last decade hasn't been easy for Bay Area punk rock. Since its inception, the genre has existed as a series of explosions and implosions, media blitzes and hasty retreats, people cashing in and yelling sellout. It began in England…
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Music, Trans Am

Trans Am

Combining passions for '70s kraut rock, '80s Atari kitsch, and '90s electronic music, Trans Am is the indie-rock equivalent of a garage sale. The Washington, D.C., trio, which began playing together in 1990 but didn't release its debut album until…
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Music, Got Live If You Want It

Got Live If You Want It

It's the last night of San Francisco's True Music Seminar, and Broadway Studios is packed. Halfway through a set by headliner Felonious, a man and a woman walk onstage. The crowd waits, bemused. Carlos Aguirre (aka Infinite Tounga Brown) starts…
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Music, The Royal Whee

The Royal Whee

The scene: the Enchanted Broccoli Forest, a Stanford experimental co-op that specializes in alternative substances. The date: 1993, at the height of the house music craze. The band: Dubtribe, a live house act from San Francisco. The small crowd --…
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Music, Common Cause

Common Cause

With short black hair, clean khakis, and a plaid button-down shirt, Jesse Michaels could pass more easily for a Cal biochemistry grad student than a punk rock icon. Far from intimidating, he speaks quietly and laughs easily and often, a…
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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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