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Mickey and the Soul Generation Mickey and the Soul Generation Iron Leg: The Complete Mickey and the Soul Generation January 29, 2003

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Music, Reviewed Mickey and the Soul Generation

Mickey and the Soul Generation

During the band's lifetime, Mickey and the Soul Generation knew little but failure -- none of the group's five singles, recorded between 1969 and 1977, enjoyed any measure of commercial success. However, in recent years the group has been rediscovered…
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Various Artists

The early '70s were a golden age for the Bay Area music scene. Artists like Sly & the Family Stone, the Grateful Dead, Santana, and Joy of Cooking enjoyed tremendous critical and/or commercial success by blending disparate musical styles in…
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Music, A Not-So-Quiet Library

A Not-So-Quiet Library

For most people, a library is a place to research arcane subjects, flip through odd magazines, or carve your name on a desk, all at the softest of volumes. The "sound library" is far different. While the term suggests a…
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Music, Various Artists

Various Artists

In the mid-1980s, the simultaneous explosion of the rare groove scene in England and increased funk sampling brought James Brown a new generation of fans. The Godfather of Soul wasn't the only beneficiary: Lesser-known names in Brown's musical cosa nostra…
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Various Artists

Although electronica superstar DJ Shadow is renowned for his 45 collection, he also has another obsession -- the school band records collected on this release. Before Reagan gutted public education in the 1980s, thousands of high schools had music ensembles.…
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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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