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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jet Black Hair People Wasn't What We Expected. What's a Booper?

Jet Black Hair People Wasn't What We Expected. What's a Booper?

At Oddball Film last week, archivist Stephen Parr dug out a slate of classic Dada art films, several of which were screened in total silence. It got very loud later on, though -- Negativland musician Peter Conheim's solo project Jet…
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Music, Hear This Who Loves the Sun

Who Loves the Sun

When Sun City Girls' Charles Gocher Jr. died of cancer in February 2007, the underground music world lost one of its most enigmatically talented drummers. Gocher's talents were hardly limited to his kit, though: he was a wildly creative multi-instrumentalist,…
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Music, Hear This From the Far East to the far out: Neung Phak keeps the global dance

From the Far East to the far out: Neung Phak keeps the global dance

When one envisions dub music hotbeds, Culver City, Calif. doesn't instantly spring to mind. Yet the Los Angeles suburb evidently has its share of stoners who prefer their jam bands on the irie side. The Culver City Dub Collective sounds…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

When searching for buried treasure, sometimes you really have to dig. Over the past five years, Oakland resident Mark Gergis -- a member of Mono Pause, as well as Neung Phak, the Bay Area's own Southeast Asian cover band --…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Cross-Cultural Band

We live in the age of cross-cultural exploration, a time when musicians look across the globe for fresh sounds. Today, the hip hop scene is crawling with dancehall riddims and Bollywood samples, the sounds of urban America made exotic by…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Hey rock fans, you look tired. There are bags under your eyes from the harsh music you've been ingesting at all hours. You may have a garage-over. Can we recommend the revitalizing sonic serum of the…
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Music, Reviewed Neung Phak

Neung Phak

Neung Phak began three years ago, when Mark and Erik Gergis of East Bay experimentalists Mono Pause visited Thailand for the first time. Stopping in a Bangkok nightclub, the brothers were enthralled by a cover band playing the local hits…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

Upon first seeing it, I thought the word "filk" was a misprint. Having been decisively corrected, I now realize the ignorance and misfortune of my pampered social bubble. Filk, as a plural noun, are songs about science-fiction and fantasy adventures;…
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