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Music, Hear This Peaches: Show Preview

Peaches: Show Preview

In 2000, Merrill Beth Nisker opened her debut album as Peaches with some mischievously vivid filth: "Sucking on my titties like you wanted me, calling me all the time like Blondie." Those are the first lines on The Teaches of…
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Music, Hear This Blondie: Show Preview

Blondie: Show Preview

In the late 1970s and early '80s, Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and the other members of Blondie were the mainstream ambassadors for New York's punk rock underground. On the other side of the country, X were noisy provocateurs who lived,…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After all these years, Blondie's Debbie Harry says she's still not used to seeing her face on T-shirts. In a conversation ahead of her Sept. 10 gig at the Warfield with Devo, Harry fondly remembered her days playing…
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Music, Hear This Blondie: Show Preview

Blondie: Show Preview

Decades after Blondie's '70s breakthrough, the band's New Wave music is still vital: frontwoman Debbie Harry's 2007 solo single, "Two Times Blue," delighted more than just a Today Show audience, and 2004's The Curse of Blondie was a credible impression…
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Music, Concept Concert

Concept Concert

It's a big live-music trend of late: veteran artists playing a classic album straight through in its entirety. Springsteen, Sonic Youth, Steely Dan, the Pixies, Slayer, and the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA are just a few of the many who've gotten…
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Calendar, Night&Day Math Jazz

Math Jazz

The Bad Plus came to most people’s attention by covering “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” so it’s fitting that the rock-loving jazz trio should tackle another gem from Nevermind on its latest album. And, yes, the new For All I Care…
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Chances Are? Questioning coincidence at Edinburgh Castle

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe in coincidence, and those who don't. I'm not sure which category I fall into yet. The folks who don't believe in fate claim we're much more likely to…
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Arthouse movie listings for February 4-10, 2009

Artists' Television Access. "Love & Light": Live music by Pale Hoarse, Dragging an Ox Through Water, and Leyna Noel, and screening of film by Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekic. Fri., Feb. 6, 8 p.m. $6. "Water Shorts": Experimental 8 and…
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Dining, Eat Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

La Luna is one of the new Nuevo Latino restaurants that have been trickling into the city for the past few years. Of course, there are no old Nuevo Latino restaurants in San Francisco, which is a shame: New Yorkers…
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Saturday Night Special In a surprisingly sincere comeback bid, the Plimsouls, L.A.'s early '80s suitors to the power-pop throne, played the second of two shows last Saturday at Bottom of the Hill. At the outset, bearded frontman Peter Case sailed…
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