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Music, Hear This Hear This: Rising Appalachia at GAMH

Hear This: Rising Appalachia at GAMH

Rising Appalachia’s singing sisters Chloe Smith and Leah Song dig into the mountain string band traditions with a 21st century pickaxe. Think Gaia hippie love meets conscious hip-hop meets modern primitivism. Releasing a half-dozen albums and globetrotting for years on…
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Music, Hear This Hear This: Tim Berne's Snakeoil at 2133 University Avenue

Hear This: Tim Berne's Snakeoil at 2133 University Avenue

Veteran New York City saxophonist Tim Berne plays a mystical kind of avant-garde jazz that aims to transport listeners to uncharted soundscapes. Channeling the massive power, geometric shape-shifting, and pan-cultural fusion of avant-garde pioneers like Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Good Luck Getting a Ticket to Faith No More at The Warfield This Weekend

Good Luck Getting a Ticket to Faith No More at The Warfield This Weekend

Ask old­-school San Francisco rockers about Faith No More, and you'll elicit that swoony glaze in the eyes of nostalgic bliss. Pioneers of genre ­mashing, FNM blasted onto the burgeoning alt-rock scene of the mid '80s with a fresh,…
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The Devil Makes Three January 31, 2015 The Fox Theater in Oakland If we were worried the Devil Makes Three had lost the hunger that catapults indie musicians from folk-punk cult heroes to international rockstars, our concerns were laid to…
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Live Review: Kitka Casts Spells at Old First Church

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T Sisters: Show Preview

Oakland's T Sisters mine a vocal tradition that likely dates from the earliest campfire jams: sibling song-making. From first-wave country superstars the Carter Family to bluegrass pioneers the Monroe Brothers, folk music's legendary heroes have often taken advantage of the…
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Daniel Lanois: Show Preview

Daniel Lanois is best known as a world-class producer. His credits include pop-progressive luminaries (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Americana masters (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris). Given this stylistic range, one might expect the Canadian musician's latest album, Flesh and…
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Shovels & Rope: Show Preview

It's disconcerting when you realize one of your favorite folk rock bands — let's say, Charleston duo Shovels & Rope — is hardcore Christian. At first glance, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst come across as a lovable pair of…
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Woodland Creatures: Identifying the Various Musical Species at This Year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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Old Crow Medicine Show is Legit Country Now, for Better or Worse

In the past 15 years, Nashville string band Old Crow Medicine Show has refined its sound from ramshackle to radio-friendly, but there's still plenty of fire in frontman Ketch Secor's fiddle and a joyful noise in at least half…
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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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