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Music, Hear This Nevada City: a gold mine once again with folkster Alela Diane

Nevada City: a gold mine once again with folkster Alela Diane

Since his early years with Anticon, Rhode Island-based MC Sage Francis has crafted his hip-hop tableau using painfully intimate admissions and intricate metaphors. On his latest album, Human The Death Dance, Francis implores us to "stop calling it emo" —…
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Music, Gateway to the Peninsula

Gateway to the Peninsula

It's one hour and three beers into my interview with the Daly City Records crew and things are going well. They're going too well, in fact. I have lost control. The under-furnished living room we're gathered in on the brink…
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Music, Reviewed Cougar

Cougar

Feels liberating to be living in the post-postmodern world, dunnit? This is an era where anything can become something else with a savvy dose of spin, where we're both blessed and doomed to make it all up as we go…
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Music, Hear This Post-everything

Post-everything

Remember the dance-punk explosion of this new millennium's early days? Punk rock riffs mixed nonchalantly with disco beats at sweaty shows nationwide where the kids actually danced? That trend's bubble may have burst, but bands like Moving Units certainly put…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide Prosperity to the People

Prosperity to the People

The holidays are over, your bank account is decimated, and your goodwill toward men is going bad. It's easy to write off the reason for the season once the first credit card bill of the new year arrives, but don't…
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Music,

Oddballers

It's almost 2 a.m. on a recent Wednesday night and the crowd at Mighty has distilled down to the hardcores. A holiday party for a local culture Web site has drawn a schizo smattering of dress styles, musical preferences, and…
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Music, Reviewed Vinyl

Vinyl

As products of San Francisco's mid-'90s acid jazz heyday, Vinyl has both succeeded and suffered thanks to its pedigree. The six-piece ensemble enjoys huge popularity within the cadre of holdouts from that mostly forgotten era; these are the same heads…
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Music, Hear This The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

Imagine leaving an iconic-during-its-heyday band — jazz pianist McCoy Tyner did exactly that, departing the John Coltrane Quartet in the mid-1960s. With his pioneering, harrowing style, Coltrane was virtually deified, but his overall methodology — increasingly "out," way beyond conventional…
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Music, Hear This Vinyl's grooves and Alexis Gideon's nerd-hop

Vinyl's grooves and Alexis Gideon's nerd-hop

While the Bay Area incubates much distinctive musical talent, it tends to lose a portion of the gifted to New York City. Take guitarist Jim Campilongo — mid-'90s, he was in local clubs with Mental Revenge, A-1 specialists in classic…
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Music, Fanatical Traction

Fanatical Traction

Ask most rock stars what they dig about playing Japan and you'll get similar answers: the status artists are afforded, the reverence their talents inspire, the respect their music is given. As usual, Tommy Guerrero is an exception. "First of…
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Music, WTF Rock

WTF Rock

North Carolina's Annuals are a musical sleight of hand, an elaborate feat carrying a wealth of wonderful implications. The band is an inventive compromise to the trend of large-scale indie rock ensembles — live, they're an experienced six-piece, but Annuals'…
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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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