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Music, New Alan Lomax box set captures old Haiti with fresh ears

New Alan Lomax box set captures old Haiti with fresh ears

Easily one of the most important figures in 20th-century music, the folklorist Alan Lomax was also among the earliest proponents of multiculturalism, or, as he called it, cultural equity. His "one world" ideology referred not only to ethnicity, but also…
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Music, King Sunny Adé's legnthy reign

King Sunny Adé's legnthy reign

King Sunny Adé is the world's first Afro-rock star and the father of what your local record store calls "world music." With such a long history — he has clocked 40 years in the business — it'd be easy to…
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Music, Hear This Prurient Noise

Prurient Noise

Prurient's Dominick Fernow uses a microphone, an amp, and old distortion pedals to produce soundtracks to unforgettably horrific nightmares. He punches and roars at his equipment until an evil, abstract din erupts, expressing what he calls "the feeling of dread…
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Music, International crate digging gets new life online

International crate digging gets new life online

Frank Gossner, aka DJ Franc O, recently spent three years living in West Africa for the sole purpose of crate-digging. He scoured 30-year-old private collections and the homes of old musicians in search of "Afrobeat, jerk, and soul" records —…
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Music, Singing bulls and Day-Glo tapestry: The spectacle of Caroliner Rainbow

Singing bulls and Day-Glo tapestry: The spectacle of Caroliner Rainbow

The supposedly true story goes like this: In the late 19th century, on a Wisconsin ranch, there existed a singing bull named Caroliner. Like a "parrot of jungle origin," it could repeat the songs it heard and thus became a…
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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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