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Culture, The Exhibitionist New On Video: Down and Dirty Dylan in <i>Don’t Look Back</i>

New On Video: Down and Dirty Dylan in Don’t Look Back

My two oldest brothers were huge Bob Dylan fans when I was growing up. (They still are.) The first song I can remember identifying at a very young age was Dylan’s "Ballad of a Thin Man," probably due…
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Music, All Shook Down

Turns Out Songbirds Can't Fly: Joan Baez Falls Out of A Treehouse

Sleeping in trees is nice (yes, we've tried it!); falling out of them is not. Joan Baez discovered that songbirds can't fly earlier this week, when she fell 20 feet out of a treehouse at her Woodside (Peninsula) home, according…
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Music, Hear This Sharon Van Etten: Show Preview

Sharon Van Etten: Show Preview

The title of Epic, Sharon Van Etten's latest record, belies how intimate an experience it is. The New Jersey-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter's self-avowed "sad prairie music" is all about smoldering anguish. Her 2009 debut, Because I Was in Love, stemmed from…
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Music, All Shook Down Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 10 Bands You Should Not Miss

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 10 Bands You Should Not Miss

San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one…
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Music, All Shook Down Les Nubians Chill Out in Stern Grove

Les Nubians Chill Out in Stern Grove

Yesterday was definitely a day to be outdoors. With thermostats pointing north, inside was the last place anyone would want to be. And why would you want to, anyway? It was nice outside. Hot damn, summer in the city.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pretty, Tough

Pretty, Tough

A delicate femininity pervades Alela Diane's songs. But unlike her forebears in the 1960s folk revival — Judy Collins, Joan Baez, or Vashti Bunyan, for whom she's opened — her voice has a solid, post-punk, no-BS sound. We have nothing…
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News, The Snitch Anti-War Smackdown: Baez vs. Sheehan on Whether Obama Deserves His Own Camp Casey

Anti-War Smackdown: Baez vs. Sheehan on Whether Obama Deserves His Own Camp Casey

She's closed Camp Casey outside George W. Bush's Crawford ranch and recently lost her bid to unseat Nancy Pelosi in Congress. Now Cindy Sheehan is taking on Barack Obama, claiming the U.S. president is the same sort of warmonger as her previous foes.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Folk Rocks

Folk Rocks

Richard Thompson is a legend. From seducing the entire world with "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" with then-wife Linda in 1974 to his current solo CD, Sweet Warrior, Thompson's barely-underground fame only swells over time. File him…
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Music, Reviewed Busdriver

Busdriver

Busdriver belongs to the rapid-firing, über-caffeinated slam-poet school of MCing. While such diarrhetic verbalizing can be numbing, the L.A. artist's verses prove consistently fascinating, mainly because they're witty and well detailed, with a cockeyed surrealism. Much of Fear of a…
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Music, Reviewed Alice Stuart | Catherine Irwin

Alice Stuart | Catherine Irwin

The plaintive female voice has long been a staple of the folk music scene. Joan Baez and Judy Collins provided its most polite, studious form, with various free-spirited gals tearing away at it ever since. In the early '60s, Seattle…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Dont Look Back "I am another," wrote Rimbaud. There is perhaps no better documentary of the separation of self from self than Dont Look Back, D.A. Pennebaker's portrait of Bob Dylan just before the flood. On the surface, it's a…
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