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Words + Guitar (+ Beats + Skronk) What mattered and what splattered in pop, 1997 December 31, 1997

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SF Weekly's Wammies '98

Americana/Roots Wilson Gil& the Willful Sinners Wilson Gil brushes off old memories like any good yarn-spinning country singer. But the urban Gil finds his grit in the city he loves, not along a dusty trail. Ten years of highs and…
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Hole Deeper (DGC) Hole's long-awaited follow-up to their breakthrough 1994 album Live Through This is a triumphant return unparalleled since Elvis' historic 1968 comeback TV special. But unlike the King, Hole are not trying to prove that they still look…
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Chris Whitley If you caught either of Texas-born New Yorker Chris Whitley's last two appearances at the Bottom of the Hill, then you already know the greasy sexiness of his voice, the acidic sound of his electric guitar, and the…
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Words + Guitar (+ Beats + Skronk)

Jeff Stark's Top 10 Records Released in 1997 1) (tie) Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space The Perfect Prescription, Spacemen 3's finest record, actualized the peaks and comedowns of an LSD trip; in his spin-out band Spiritualized,…
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Zen Guerrilla, Cash Money Bottom of the Hill Wednesday, Oct. 15 Even though they dropped out of Philadelphia three years ago, Zen Guerrilla are an S.F. band -- and that's a good thing. San Francisco mainstream bands are pathetic (Counting…
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Old 97's, Blueland Great American Music Hall Thursday, Aug. 7 Aside from being the most visually satisfying place to see bands in S.F., the Great American Music Hall, by virtue of its name alone, can apparently honor performers in just…
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Radiohead Warfield Sunday, July 27 If a band wants to have an audience in the years ABB (After Buzz Bin), it is important for them to remember upon whose paycheck they dance. And that includes Radiohead. Let's not even talk…
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Country Candor

Merle Haggard & the Strangers, The Bulls, The Geezers Maritime Hall Saturday, Feb. 22 "Pardon me," said the grinning cowboy as he slid past, a plastic cup of beer balanced in each hand. The happy bastard had fortitude, I'll give…
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Christ on a Crutch

Marilyn Manson, L7 The Warfield Tuesday, Jan. 21 My curiosity was first raised when my stepbrother, over Thanksgiving dish-drying duties, informed me with fire in his temples that he hated Marilyn Manson. It seems that Manson has made destroying Christianity…
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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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