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Music, Hear This The Men: Show Preview

The Men: Show Preview

Indie rock has always been a record-collector's genre. And perhaps no current band represents that lineage as faithfully as the Men. Their latest album, Open Your Heart, covers all the tracks: Big Star, the Buzzcocks, Sonic Youth — you know…
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Music, Hear This Buzzcocks: Show Preview

Buzzcocks: Show Preview

If you've seen the 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People, you probably recall the scene in which the Sex Pistols play a little hall in Manchester, England, in 1976, and pretty much everyone who was there went on to play…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Buzzcocks Beat It -- Eventually -- at Slim's

Friday Night: Buzzcocks Beat It -- Eventually -- at Slim's

Buzzcocks Images June 10, 2011 Slim'sBetter than: Beating your meat to pulp. First off, there were way too many women for what purist old geezers up-and-down swear is orthodox for an old-skool punk show. Many of the early arrivals milling…
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Music, Hear This Causing tension with the Buzzcocks; The Cops bring on the fuzz

Causing tension with the Buzzcocks; The Cops bring on the fuzz

Fresh off a youngster-schooling stint on the Warped Tour, reanimated punk gods the Buzzcocks crash into Mezzanine this week, lead by original members Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle. In the late '70s, the Buzzcocks (I know they've dropped the "the,"…
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Calendar, Performance Bebe, Baby!

Bebe, Baby!

ONGOING 5/5-25 Feel-good musicals featuring the liberal use of pastoral settings and fluffy crinolines -- like, say, the cloying Oklahoma! or The Music Man -- make me want to hurl. Last year's late-night off-Broadway triumph Here Lies Jenny, however, is…
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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, Reviewed Buzzcocks


During Britain's late-'70s punk rock explosion, while the Sex Pistols showed off their over-the-top shock value(s) and the Clash vented its storm-the-towers rage, the Buzzcocks were the punk band you could almost take home to Mom (provided you didn't tell…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

In an article published in Sacramento News & Review this fall, the members of soon to be venerated Sacto quartet FM Knives denied any meaning behind their new name. (The band, comprised of former and current members of Pretty Girls,…
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Wednesday, July 17 "downhear Lounge" How time flies when you're having fun .... San Francisco's favorite club series turns 1 this week. Seems like just yesterday that Kristine Maddocks and DJ BPM/O first proposed a weekly night not dictated by…
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