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Music, Psych-rockers Sleepy Sun get better on the road

Psych-rockers Sleepy Sun get better on the road

As rock fossil Steve Perry once bemoaned in some rotten power ballad, "The road ain't no place to start a family." And brother, that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you really want to know what the road isn't…
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Music, All Shook Down What to Do? Tuesday's Pick: The Almighty Defenders

What to Do? Tuesday's Pick: The Almighty Defenders

The Almighty Defenders @ Great American Music HallSince bailing on the super-obnoxious Spaceshits some 10 years ago, Arish "King" Khan has gone on to blaze a prolific path as the antic-prone frontman for a variety of retro-fried outfits. After a…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: King Khan

Concert preview: King Khan

Since bailing on the super-obnoxious Spaceshits some 10 years ago, Arish "King" Khan has gone on to blaze a prolific path as the antic-prone frontman for a variety of retro-fried outfits. The finest of these is King Khan and the…
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Music, All Shook Down BRMC's Trick Works Much Better This Round

BRMC's Trick Works Much Better This Round

Looking back through the corrective lenses of retrospect and time, it wasn't very fair the way we went about this business of king making. In defense, it was pretty bleak at the onset of the last decade. Nu-metal lunkheads lurked…
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Music, The Phantom Surfers pen <i>Rock Stardom for Dumbshits</i>

The Phantom Surfers pen Rock Stardom for Dumbshits

Ah, the music industry. Many a decent and rockin' band has been lured by the promise of its clarion call, only to be blown by the fickle winds of industry and dashed upon the rocks of unfulfilled expectation. Yet musicians…
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Music, The Curse of the Mummies

The Curse of the Mummies

Of all the gags perpetrated on the music-going public, none has had the staying power of the Mummies and their so-called "legacy." It's been nearly 18 years since these clowns mercifully pulled the plug on themselves in what should have…
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More Budget Rock picks

This year's Budget Rock festival (Thu., Oct. 22–Sun., Oct. 25) once again ups the ante, offering its best lineup of trash-rock (formerly garage-rock) greatness. While punks pull their hair out about getting into the Mummies shows, here's a rundown of…
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Music, Hear This Digital Leather

Digital Leather

Seemingly the byproduct of regular acid usage and too many Sparks albums, Digital Leather (aka Shawn Foree) has produced a body of experimental New Wave synth-punk as impressive as it is abnormal. After a clutch of sold-out singles and three…
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Music, The buzz, the truth, and the Mannequin Men

The buzz, the truth, and the Mannequin Men

A few words about that immovable object of the music biz, the industry hype machine. On the grassroots level, it is perpetrated by the entertainment writer, the most lazy and unimaginative of all cultural charlatans. Thus, the epithets that are…
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Calendar, Night&Day Very Post-Punk

Very Post-Punk

Thirty years have elapsed since the Mekons fired their first missive, “Never Been in a Riot,” across the bow of the music industry. That single, a plucky, jagged swipe at the Clash, suggested we needn’t expect too much from a…
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Music, The Strange Boys hit the low-budget high-water mark

The Strange Boys hit the low-budget high-water mark

Of the myriad genre "revivals" over the past 30 or so years, far more effort has been spent in the garage-rock world trying to re-create the now sound of yesteryear than in advancing the cause. Not that there haven't been…
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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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