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Riff Raff March 31, 1999

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Riff Raff

To the Utility Poles! Drifting onto Riff Raff's desk last week was a letter with the return address of "Flyer Poster's Union #1313." Inside was proof of something we'd been expecting for a while: a band putting up fliers to…
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The Accidental Punk

Back when alternative music was alternative, San Francisco's Avengers were legendary. Of course, in the late '70s, even a legendary punk band had little hope of gaining commercial attention. "I try to explain to people in their 20s that there…
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Sleeper Smart (Arista) Listen to the spark of the bite-size guitar implosions, the reconstituted Wire drum kicks, the cheeky cockney delivery: Yes, it would be easy to dismiss Sleeper as the latest commodity to roll off the U.K.'s new wave…
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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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