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Runaway Train Runaway Train Tricia Sullivan fled her Southern Oregon hometown and the confines of her family in April. Arriving in San Francisco, she melded with the street community of young castoffs, misfits, and rebels. Phoning home, she lied and told her dad she was in New Yor September 13, 1995

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Tabla Manners

Anyone who's ever scoffed at the term "one-world music" should listen to the Cornershop song "Jullandar Shere," whose two versions "6 a.m." and "7:20 a.m." both open and close 1995's Woman's Gotta Have It. After a Punjabi-language introduction, which translates…
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The League of Justice You loved it as the Kennel Club, you ignored it as the short-lived Crash Palace, and now you'll get to reassess your opinion about the cavernous space at 628 Divisadero when it reopens as the Justice…
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Girls Against Boys House of GVSB (Touch & Go) Someone slipped a little Spanish fly into the rock critic water cooler, if the press clips for Girls Against Boys are any indication. You'd be hard-pressed to find a write-up that…
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The Rhythm of Language

TVT Records' affable Adam Shore recently broke new publicity terrain with an amusing epistle that was equal parts critical theory, pep rally, and Machiavellian guilt trip. On stationery earmarked "from the ramblin' mind of Adam Shore," a letter eventually touting…
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Mark Eitzel 60 Watt Silver Lining (Warner Bros.) San Francisco's most despondent entertainer kicks off his solo career with a controlled version of a telltale cover: Dusty Springfield's "No Easy Way Down," from the cult classic Dusty in Memphis. After…
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Redemption Song

Signs from god are where you find them: Lightning flickered throughout the Fugees' short outdoor set at South by Southwest in Austin last week, and after nearly every bright flash, guitarist/rapper (and son of a preacherman) Wyclef Jean gazed questioningly…
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Southern Exposure Usually, a 10th anniversary is cause for a re-evaluation of purpose, but at last week's South by Southwest music and media conference, the general attitude was if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Of course, the Austin festival…
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Texas or Bust Von Lmo isn't the only musician recording soundtracks to "invisible movies" these days. The power-popsters of MK Ultra recently released the self-produced Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the score for Unless They Love You, an independent feature by…
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Stage Fright When the Fillmore first opened in the '60s, San Francisco bands like Santana and the Dead were a crucial part of the booking, which helped put the city on the musical map. But since the venue reopened about…
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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Night Song (Real World/Caroline) Various Artists Dead Man Walking Soundtrack (Columbia) Though the movie Dead Man Walking is as much about the American Judeo-Christian tradition as it is the death penalty, the voice…
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Space Oddity: Von Lmo's Fire Just in time for the full moon, space alien-cum-industrial noise progenitor Von Lmo is returning to his one-time stomping grounds to blast "bubble-gum metal with neutron rock." The Von Lmo legend is a complex one,…
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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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