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Music, Get  "Fat," build your empire: Michael Burkett's punk legacy

Get "Fat," build your empire: Michael Burkett's punk legacy

Despite going by the nickname Fat Mike for most of his adult life, Michael Burkett's most prominent trait isn't the fact that he's overweight. The bathroom scale is actually a pretty petty concern when you consider that the 42-year-old is…
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Music, Death Cab will possess your vote

Death Cab will possess your vote

When you think of "political" artists, folk troubadours like Steve Earle or sloganeering punk rockers like Anti-Flag most often come to mind. Indie-rock icons Death Cab for Cutie don't fit either of those molds, but over the past decade the…
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Music, Reviewed Foals

Foals

The debut full-length from England's much-hyped rock import Foals is a kindred spirit to such innovative post-hardcore acts as Minus the Bear and Q and Not U. But Foals could succeed on a far larger scale than either of those…
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Music, Hear This Ex-Clash Guitarist Mick Jones Rocks Again with Carbon/Silicon

Ex-Clash Guitarist Mick Jones Rocks Again with Carbon/Silicon

Your first mental image of a band with a name like Black Moth Super Rainbow might be a group of unicorns, wizards, and trolls pumping out long-winded prog rock for hopelessly outdated fans. And you'd be half correct. Yet this…
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Music, Remembering Miserable Major-Label Drones: <i>Rock On</i>

Remembering Miserable Major-Label Drones: Rock On

Anyone who has worked in the music industry is probably aware of the massive difference between the people who release records and the consumers who buy them. However, no one has captured this disconnect as irreverently as Dan Kennedy does…
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Music, Hear This Against Me!: Successors to Green Day's Mainstream Punk Reign

Against Me!: Successors to Green Day's Mainstream Punk Reign

When Autolux performed at last year's Noise Pop festival, the band was criticized for its stoic stage presence. But pandering to crowds with knock-knock jokes has never been this crew's MO. Propelled by throbbing bass and a dreamy shoegazer aesthetic,…
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Music, Hear This The Teenagers: Scarlett Johansson songs make baby bands famous

The Teenagers: Scarlett Johansson songs make baby bands famous

If your idea of bliss is two hours of vintage German prog and psych — often referred to as Krautrock — head to the Knockout this week. Local video collective Projektor will be presenting live concert footage and conceptual music…
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Music, Hear This The Melvins melt your noggin this New Year's Eve

The Melvins melt your noggin this New Year's Eve

On first hearing Ledisi's major-label debut, Lost and Found, you might think that the New Orleans–born, Oakland-raised jazz and R&B singer is attempting to make more radio-friendly material. But a closer listen shows the vocals surrounded by complex arrangements, and…
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Music, Hear This Mightier than the Sword: Black Cobra slays

Mightier than the Sword: Black Cobra slays

It's tough to think of an indie icon more accomplished than Stephen Malkmus. Although he's best known for being frontman of the infamous slacker-rock band Pavement throughout the '90s, he has made a name for himself this millennium with his…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

A Boston-based gang of indie rockers reveling in '80s hair metal, Bang Camaro comes off like the infernal spawn of the Polyphonic Spree and Def Leppard. Employing a choir of up to 15 lead singers — each armed with a…
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Music, Hear This The Energys: hot-wired Japanese punk explodes in S.F.

The Energys: hot-wired Japanese punk explodes in S.F.

Morrissey has turned from a gangly egghead into a debonair crooner without losing his self-deprecating wit: At his birthday show in May, the suit-clad singer gestured to himself and dryly said, "Let this be a warning — this is what…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    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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