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Glitch Mob

When describing Los Angeles laptop group the Glitch Mob, words like fierce, raw, and intense come to mind. Though recently reduced to a trio after the departure of member Matthew "Kraddy" Kratz due to "creative differences," the crew continues to…
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Music, BeatBox Kraak & Smaak

Kraak & Smaak

Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak's groove-laden, atmospheric funk returns to San Francisco for a full band set. The group, whose name derives from a Dutch phrase meaning "crunchy and tasty," deftly melds elements of cinematic jazz, disco, R&B, breakbeat, and…
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Music, Reviewed Kush Arora

Kush Arora

The emergence of Bay Area dubstep parties over the last couple of years illustrates the ever-expanding audience for music that combines elements of drum 'n' bass, breaks, dub, and dancehall. San Francisco's Surya Dub collective — a popular crew that includes producer…
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Music, Janaka Selekta turns massive breakups into meditative debut

Janaka Selekta turns massive breakups into meditative debut

It's often said that the best records are made following great emotional upheaval. If that's true, San Francisco–based producer and DJ Janaka Selekta just made the album of his life. Selekta's meditative full-length debut, Pushing Air, is a melancholy work…
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Music, Hear This Ex-Clash Guitarist Mick Jones Rocks Again with Carbon/Silicon

Ex-Clash Guitarist Mick Jones Rocks Again with Carbon/Silicon

Your first mental image of a band with a name like Black Moth Super Rainbow might be a group of unicorns, wizards, and trolls pumping out long-winded prog rock for hopelessly outdated fans. And you'd be half correct. Yet this…
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Music, Hear This Danish Garage Rockers Storm the Independent

Danish Garage Rockers Storm the Independent

When legendary U.K. space-rockers Spacemen 3 split circa 1991, member Jason Pierce channeled its lysergic drone into the eclectic, song-oriented Spiritualized while Pete Kember, aka Sonic Boom, continued his search for that lost chord with Spectrum. The latter's debut, Soul…
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Music, BeatBox Gui Boratto warms techno's chilly demeanor

Gui Boratto warms techno's chilly demeanor

For the past three years, "Mighty Breaks" has been the epicenter of San Francisco's strong breakbeat scene, offering up DJs and performers that stretch the genre's definition. Mighty Breaks parties range in offerings from chunky, hip-hop–based party jams and freaky…
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Music, BeatBox Unagi emerges from the local hip hop underground

Unagi emerges from the local hip hop underground

"If skills sold, truth be told/ I'd probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli ," rhymed Jay-Z on his Black Album. It was somewhat of a backhanded compliment for the Brooklyn rapper who has achieved critical, if not overwhelmingly commercial, success since…
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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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