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Music, All Shook Down Catch Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and Skrillex For Free This Week (Thank You, Super Bowl 50)

Catch Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and Skrillex For Free This Week (Thank You, Super Bowl 50)

Three big-name acts, Hunter Hayes, Fall Out Boy, and Skrillex, will be playing free shows at the Regency Ballroom this week thanks to Super Bowl 50. The shows are sponsored by an app called Go90 that requires an app…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Drake Wants Adele's Laundry, Adele Wants CDs and Lady Gaga Wants Terror

This Week: Drake Wants Adele's Laundry, Adele Wants CDs and Lady Gaga Wants Terror

This week, we've got some good sex (thanks, Peaches), some bad sex (sorry, Morrissey), some psychological masochism (for Lady Gaga) and some bad news for digital music (okay, Adele, Thom Yorke). Also, a ton of middle-aged white people just got…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Everyone's gone super-political this week (except Courtney Love, naturally). We saw Killer Mike biggin' up Bernie Sanders and RZA backing Hillary Clinton. We heard Thom Yorke talking shit about Tony Blair and watched MIA's refugee-focused video, as well as…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kanye Is Silenced, Taylor Swift Blows Shit Up, and Courtney Love Is Nice to Someone

This Week: Kanye Is Silenced, Taylor Swift Blows Shit Up, and Courtney Love Is Nice to Someone

Well, good golly Miss Molly! Everyone's getting their politics on this week: from Killer Mike's smackdown of Bill O'Reilly, through feminist statements from Mark Hoppus and Taylor Swift, all the way up to a terrifying conversation between Muse's Matt Bellamy…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Prince's Fists of Fury, Miley's Golden Lady Legs, and Interpol's Snowstorm Nightmare

This Week: Prince's Fists of Fury, Miley's Golden Lady Legs, and Interpol's Snowstorm Nightmare

"I heard that Metallica needed a bass player, and brother, I was writing letters, made a tape of myself playing and sent it to their management company. Kept making calls trying to get through. I tried for two weeks…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all yr money for Doping and whoring"Seattle Police have released a note they found in Kurt Cobain's…
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Music, All Shook Down Music's Best and Worst April Fool's Day Pranks

Music's Best and Worst April Fool's Day Pranks

Yesterday, as we're sure you all noticed, was that annual day of tomfoolery and japing, known as April Fool's Day. It's a chance for the world to take a step back, take itself less seriously and then annoy the crap…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Coldplay Lyrics Almost as Irritating as the Term "Conscious Uncoupling"

Five Coldplay Lyrics Almost as Irritating as the Term "Conscious Uncoupling"

The news that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and posh actress Gwyneth Paltrow are splitting up after more than a decade together was surprisingly upsetting. First, and most obviously, they have two small children who will probably be upset by this…
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Music, All Shook Down On the Shock, Confusion, and Horror of Liking a Coldplay Song

On the Shock, Confusion, and Horror of Liking a Coldplay Song

There are certain pivotal events in a person's life. Moments that force you to take a step back, re-evaluate everything that has happened in the years that led up to this day, and perhaps rethink how the future is going…
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Music, All Shook Down 6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

Last night a gigantic fundraiser took place in New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief efforts. This thing was almost six hours long. Six! We could've flown there in that time! In case…
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SF Weekly Letters

Cut the Music And the commercial crap: Rae Alexandra is partially right about the Coldplay effect . Except that it's that both bands released albums in which they tried to become late 1980s U2 (X&Y, Sam's…
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Music, Hate the Killers? Here's Why You Shouldn't

Hate the Killers? Here's Why You Shouldn't

Do you hate The Killers? If you're enthusiastically nodding right now, don't worry. You're not alone. This innocuous band inspires an astounding level of hatred in otherwise mild-mannered music fans — a hatred almost as surprising as the fact that…
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Music, All Shook Down The 5 Worst Appearances by Musicians in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films

The 5 Worst Appearances by Musicians in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films

Apparently, someone behind the scenes at Game of Thrones has really bland taste in music. Now, in addition to Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody making a cameo in Season 2, Coldplay drummer Will Champion is going to be joining the HBO…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>The Newsroom</em>, Episode 4: Sexual Tension, Jealousy, Lies, and a Bit of News Stuff

The Newsroom, Episode 4: Sexual Tension, Jealousy, Lies, and a Bit of News Stuff

Before we get started, is anyone else bummed about the theme tune to The Newsroom? It's just a bit... cheesy drama. We feel like it should pack more of a punch, like the actual show does. Still. Minor quibble. Let's…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Photos, 4/27/12: Coldplay Brings a Neon Storm to San Jose

Live Photos, 4/27/12: Coldplay Brings a Neon Storm to San Jose

Coldplay Friday, April 27, 2012 HP Pavilion, San Jose The members of Coldplay had been lurking around San Francisco for nearly a week, strolling over the Golden Gate Bridge and flying kites at Ocean Beach. On Friday, the band…
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Music, All Shook Down Coldplay Is Here in S.F.: Shots From the Band's Tour Around the City

Coldplay Is Here in S.F.: Shots From the Band's Tour Around the City

The members of Coldplay have been Twit Pic-ing their way around San Francisco since last Sunday, according to the band's Twitter. They're playing at the HP Pavilion tonight and tomorrow night, and last we checked on Ticketmaster, tickets aren't…
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Music, All Shook Down The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause…
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Music, All Shook Down Coldplay's <i>Mylo Xyloto</i>: A First Listen

Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto: A First Listen

The No. 1 album in the country this week is by the biggest band on Earth. All is right with the world? Well, hold that thought. Unlike textural forbears U2 and Radiohead, much less the Clash or Nirvana, most…
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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 • The Lemonheads performed all of their 1992 classic It's a Shame About Ray for a packed Independent, creating yet another temporal wormhole for aging, nostalgic indie kids. It was a fun and well-played time-warp — at least until…
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Music, All Shook Down Things Music Critics Hate: Coldplay

Things Music Critics Hate: Coldplay

Music criticism is as much an affliction as an occupation -- especially these days, it's far more reliable as a sickness than a paycheck. While critics vary in their particulars of taste, most share a generally similar set of…
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