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House Of Tudor

Even from his new home in Los Angeles, music promoter Ian Brennan is doing his share to save our city's institutions -- in this case the beleaguered Roxie Cinema, which is still only halfway to being rescued. This weekend, Brennan…
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Pop Philosophy

You never forget your first time: the copious amounts of sweat, the fog on the safety goggles, the desperate need to shower. No, I'm not talking about popping the fruit on your sundae; I'm reminiscing about my first Burning Man.…
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House Of Tudor

Susanne Ofteringer's documentary Nico-Icon beautifully explored Nico's complicated personality and appeal, showing how she moved from German supermodel disgusted with those who found her physically alluring, to impassive ingénue who sidled in and out of Andy Warhol's Factory and on…
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House Of Tudor

Secret South is the fateful, disquieting fulfillment of the promise 16 Horsepower tendered on its first two releases, Sackcloth 'n' Ashes and Low Estate. On Sackcloth, we were witness to the emergence of a new Southern Gothic voice, the son…
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Going Pubic

Last year, the final death match between the Phantom Surfers and the Aquamen resulted in one band being barred from the stage and the other being stripped of its clothing. Once again, Ian Brennan's "Live Nude Bands" benefit showcase proves…
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Best Reason Not to Miss BAM

When BAM abruptly shut its doors a little over a year ago, the Bay Area lost a major outlet for reporting on the local music scene. In its waning years, the magazine suffered from limp writing and lazy reporting, though…
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Night Crawler

16 Reasons to Produce Next Year's Wammies 1) Patsy Cline puts the "cunt" back in country within the first five minutes of the awards ceremony. 2) Mongoloid and Plan 9 arrive in full costume - Devo and Misfits outfits, respectively.…
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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Look ... let me just get this over with. I like Bruce Springsteen. I'm from New Jersey. I grew up with the man -- sleeping out for tickets at Giants Stadium, memorizing all the lyrics, and consuming his cassettes driving…
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Riff Raff

Turning of the Tide Like that old line about death and taxes, there are two guarantees at rock concerts that play out regardless of the band, the venue, and the audience. To wit: 1) There will be somebody shouting bizarre,…
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Riff Raff

Kickin' It Live With Harry Denton Last week, a motley array of local bands found themselves in an unlikely spot -- Harry Denton's Starlight Room, 21 stories high above Union Square at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.…
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The House of Tudor

The Old 97's are playing again (here, insert a Homer Simpson-like gurgle used to express great joy and love for beer or candy) at the Great American Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8; call…
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Riff Raff

Lost at Sea Early Saturday morning, Feb. 15, DJ party promoters Nomad Interactive hosted "Splish," a Valentine's Day cruise held aboard the vessel Jack London Commodore. At 2 a.m., not even an hour into the cruise, 20-year-old Tavaris Willis, a…
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