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Music, All Shook Down Let's Go See: Do Make Say Think Tonight

Let's Go See: Do Make Say Think Tonight

Simon Reynolds, often credited with coining the term postrock, defined it as "using rock instrumentation for nonrock purposes." Following suit, the preponderance of postrockers focus on "guitar texture," "percussive moodscapes," and other such sonic intangibles. Then there's Do Make Say…
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Music, Hear This Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think

Simon Reynolds, often credited with coining the term postrock, defined it as "using rock instrumentation for nonrock purposes." Following suit, the preponderance of postrockers focus on "guitar texture," "percussive moodscapes," and other such sonic intangibles. Then there's Do Make Say…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Thursday's Pick: The Black Lips

What To Do? Thursday's Pick: The Black Lips

The Black Lips have succeeded in making music that revels in the simple, brash effrontery afforded by guitars, drums, and volume. Think of it as platonic rock 'n' roll. What makes it work so well is that it all feels…
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Music, Hear This The Black Lips

The Black Lips

Black Lips have succeeded in making music that revels in the simple, brash effrontery afforded by guitars, drums, and volume. Think of it as platonic rock 'n' roll. What makes it work so well is that it all feels so…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: X at Slim's

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: X at Slim's

X @ Slim's The categorization of X as a punk band always seemed a bit odd. Sure, the L.A. act leans heavily on the frenzied mood of the genre, but it also relies on the raucous energy of rockabilly (thanks,…
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Music, Hear This X

X

The categorization of X as a punk band always seemed a bit odd. Sure, the L.A. act leans heavily on the frenzied mood of the genre, but it also relies on the raucous energy of rockabilly (thanks, Billy Zoom) and…
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Music, Hear This Califone

Califone

Anyone who thinks having a split personality is a bad thing hasn't had much exposure to Califone. For the past 20-some years, the group has been embracing its inner Sybil while refining its approach to genre-splicing. Merging the blues-rock of…
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Music, Hear This The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes' recent release, Before the Frost ... Until the Freeze doesn't stray far from the band's foundation. Fortunately, it also finds the Crowes delving a bit deeper into those roots. Here, they swagger through classic blues-rock, choogle through…
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Music, Hear This Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman is one of the most enigmatic American performers of the rock 'n' roll era, both in spite of and because of his devotion to simplicity. Even when Richman was bashing out three-minute proto-punk with the Modern Lovers, there…
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Music, Hear This Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Animal Collective makes sound behave in a multiplicity of ways, simultaneously. The band doesn't write "songs" as much as it crafts ecstatic moods and colorful musical textures. Given this proclivity for the conceptual, it's striking how cohesive its material ends…
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Music, Still Flyin’ hosts the reggae pop party

Still Flyin’ hosts the reggae pop party

It's said that history repeats itself, a tenet to which music certainly isn't immune. This past decade bears striking similarities to the dawn of the DIY era, in the build of a serious music movement counterbalanced by bands bent on…
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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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