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Music, All Shook Down The Best Speakers of 2015

The Best Speakers of 2015

Whether playing back a symphony or heavy metal sludge, headphones such as the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless, Plantronics BackBeat PRO+ or Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless, all of which I wrote about earlier this week, make sure there is no murk…
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Music, All Shook Down Striking the Right Cords: 4 Great Wireless Headphones of 2015

Striking the Right Cords: 4 Great Wireless Headphones of 2015

This year, it felt like I didn’t even have time to blink before retail went from pumpkins to peppermints and flurries of Beats By Dre discounts started showering across the Internet like so much white noise. There is no…
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Music, All Shook Down Local Record Review: Deafheaven's <i>New Bermuda</i>

Local Record Review: Deafheaven's New Bermuda

Band: Deafheaven Record: New Bermuda Label: ANTI- Deafheaven is not a lot of things to a lot of people. The California-based quintet — tagged black metal, shoegazer, indie rock, post-hardcore, screamo and/or post-rock, depending on outlet — is considered not true…
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Music, Bassnectar Returns to Basecamp

Bassnectar Returns to Basecamp

Lorin Ashton's future holds sold-out arenas and packed festival grounds, but his past is full of empty spaces. There were the various beaches, the artichoke fields in Watsonville, the wooded hillsides — all places that Ashton helped scout out as…
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Music, Hear This Hear this: Failure at Great American Music Hall

Hear this: Failure at Great American Music Hall

In 1997, Failure could not have been more aptly named. Emotionally beleaguered and commercially stalled despite tours with Tool and critical acclaim, the space-rock trio split while just hitting a peak of inflammatory riffs and ignitable textures. Now, 19 years…
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Music, All Shook Down TIDAL Waves and Positive Disruptions: What Gear Pairs With Streaming Services Best?

TIDAL Waves and Positive Disruptions: What Gear Pairs With Streaming Services Best?

Even if audio streaming services haven’t been in your headphones over the last few months, they’ve undoubtedly been in your newsfeed. Sure, you might have missed when, in March, Jay-Z and his cadre of photo opportunists (Kanye, Madonna, Jack…
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Best Excavated Sounds of Underground Dance

hardkissmusic.com Hardkiss Music successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign to reissue a 20th anniversary remaster of Delusions of Grandeur, a long out-of-print double album of hallucinatory acid funk that revives a hedonistic, idealistic, outlaw era. Nowadays EDM is burning up the…
Music, All Shook Down Sound Advice for a New Gear Year

Sound Advice for a New Gear Year

So, you exited Christmas flush with gift cards and $12 checks from grandma. You poured over all the “Best of 2014” lists and hit up iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc., to cherry-pick albums you missed. As one of your New…
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Music, All Shook Down Worker/Parasite on OPD Helicopters, Role-Playing Games, and the Importance of Visual Art

Worker/Parasite on OPD Helicopters, Role-Playing Games, and the Importance of Visual Art

Oakland tech-house producer Ben Versluis has been working under the moniker Worker/Parasite since 2010, sequencing systolic cadences, squelches, inversions and fibrillations into insistent robofunk. His serrated, driving, live-to-tape aesthetic balances gritty naïveté with graphic precision. Having worked with a variety of…
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Music, Hear This Julio Bashmore: Show Preview

Julio Bashmore: Show Preview

Julio Bashmore emerged from Bristol producing impeccably machined throwback house. His bouncy, synth-stabbed and cymbal-driven four-on-the-floor and reverb-washed disco gained early support from San Francisco's own Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird imprint, followed by tremendous critical and commercial success with…
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Music, Hear This Jon Hopkins: Show Preview

Jon Hopkins: Show Preview

Immunity, the latest album by East London sound designer Jon Hopkins, opens with the sound of someone unlocking a reverberant space. Whether it's a field recording of Hopkins entering his Hackney home studio or a more figurative entrance, the feeling…
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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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