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On Grime On Grime We look beyond the buzz to get to the bottom of British MC Dizzee Rascal's phenomenal rise to fame March 17, 2004

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Music, Some Kind of Monster

Some Kind of Monster

Rajko Müller's choice of artist alias, Isolée, means "isolated" in French. But a better choice of name -- at least after his recent, second album, Wearemonster -- might have been Legion, as in the famous biblical citation, "My name is…
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Music, True Blue

True Blue

In the summer of 1986, as they had for many years before that, my parents sent me off to camp in the hills above Santa Cruz. Care packages filled with sugar were strictly verboten, but one sunny day mail call…
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Music, BeatBox BeatBox


In the rest of America, it may be no more than a holiday for dazed deviants, but in the Republic of the Bay, where there are more bongs than Republicans, 4/20 is something special. It's a day for family and…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide

Get Started as a Bedroom Musician

Sometime in December, I realized that I was burned out on the writing life. I was sick of long days spent sitting in my apartment, staring at the screen, and trying to come up with ever more creative ways of…
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Music, BeatBox


We should consider ourselves lucky that two of the hardest-working men in Bay Area hip hop, DJ/producer Zeph and MC Azeem, also happen to be among the region's most talented. And the fact that these artists have decided to pool…
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Music, Reviewed The Soft Pink Truth

The Soft Pink Truth

What's punker than punk? Well, duh: an album of electro-pop covers of punk songs -- nothing pisses off a purist like swapping Marshall stacks for sampled blips and bleeps. But then, Drew Daniel -- ex-punk rocker, current Björk collaborator and…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

In an effort to acknowledge the wide-ranging music culture of Brazil and its contribution to the evolution of American jazz -- most notably via the bossa nova craze of the early '60s -- the concert promoters at SFJAZZ have put…
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Music, BeatBox


Experienced DJs Sake-One, J-Boogie, and Jesse Saunders (who released the first house record in the '80s) will be on hand at Club Six to preside over a different sort of election at the DJ competition "Get Selected! Finals: Selection Day."…
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Music, Reviewed März


März, the German duo of Ekkehard Ehlers and Albrecht Kunze, opened its first album with a short loop of Nick Drake's "From the Morning," nailing down its aesthetic -- yearning, melancholic, Romantic with a capital "R" -- in a single…
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Music, Pop Goes the Mouse

Pop Goes the Mouse

If you visit Cologne, Germany, and venture forth a few blocks from a square called Barbarossaplatz, tucked along a residential side street -- just past the pastry shop with a smiling doughnut stickered on the glass -- you'll find a…
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Music, Reviewed Panthers


Panthers -- the George W. Smith School Panthers, to be precise -- were my grade school's official mascots, but I'm pretty sure that these Panthers are exactly the kind of thing our well-meaning teachers and Officers Friendly wanted to protect…
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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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