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Music, Hear This Dum Dum Girls: Show Preview

Dum Dum Girls: Show Preview

Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred's yelping on Grand Ole Party's stomping blues-punk already cemented her as an indie rock lifer (and worthy Beth Ditto successor). But with Dum Dum Girls, Gundred ushered back into the fold girl-group pop that would pave…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Beth Ditto, Beth Ditto, Beth Ditto (and Leigh Crow in <i>Vice Palace</i>)

Beth Ditto, Beth Ditto, Beth Ditto (and Leigh Crow in Vice Palace)

Recently a friend of mine posted a link to a video on his Facebook page. Now, procrastination has never been my game, but I was in need of some inspiration, so I clicked ... and boy, was his penis HUGE.…
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Music, All Shook Down Gossip Members Mobbed (Nicely) At Last Night's Slits Show

Gossip Members Mobbed (Nicely) At Last Night's Slits Show

SF Weekly's Hiya Swanhuyser hit last night's Slits show at Bottom of the Hill, only to inform us this morning that there was a celeb in the crowd. The groundbreaking female act from the early days of punk has had…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Gossip at Regency Ballroom

Last Night: Gossip at Regency Ballroom

Gossip October 25, 2009 Regency BallroomBy Rossiter Drake Better Than: Staying home to watch Dexter and Mad Men. But be sure to DVR them. "We started a band 'cause we were bored. Our mission is to make you dance, and…
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Music, Gossip trades punk for funk

Gossip trades punk for funk

Clearly, fear doesn't plague Portland-via-Arkansas trio Gossip (formerly the Gossip). Plus-sized, openly gay powerhouse vocalist Beth Ditto doesn't think twice about stripping down to her skivvies onstage as she ferociously belts out her sexual and political lyrics, revealing both her…
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Music, Reviewed Peaches

Peaches

Peaches Impeach My Bush Six years after leading a charge for sex-positive electro punks to "fuck the pain away," Peaches has been slowly slumping into a one -shtick pony. Her 2000 debut, The Teaches of Peaches, was a much-needed jolt…
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Calendar, Performance Playing With Knives

Playing With Knives

THURS 7/31 Ain't nostalgia grand? It will always ensure that if you were too young or out of touch to catch something the first time, you'll be able to relive it via artistic simulacrum or straight-up tribute. It appears, for…
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Music, Spreading  the Word

Spreading the Word

The Gossip has only one motivator when it comes to playing music: "We want you to dance. If you come to our show and you don't, you should have stayed at home." Any fame or notoriety the Searcy, Ark.-born and…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

There is little doubt "Stinky's Peep Show" is the last bastion of acceptable, beery fun for the aging -- or already aged -- punk rocker. Designed to accommodate the needs of those former street rats approaching 30, "Stinky's" is cheap,…
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