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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley Does Art, J. Lo Does Acting (Again), and U2 Does Invasion

This Week: Miley Does Art, J. Lo Does Acting (Again), and U2 Does Invasion

"If you have ever wondered what the hell to do with a bunch leftover ecstasy and Halloween candy and a few coupons for free arts and crafts kits from the Iowa State 4-H fair, look no further than the…
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OK Go Tag Los Angeles with Enormous GPS Parade

I think we all stopped caring a while back whether the Chicago-via-L.A. quartet OK Go were putting nearly as much effort into their music as they were into the videos that accompanied it. (I recall resolutely liking their self-titled debut…
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Music, All Shook Down R.E.M., The Roots, and a Bunch of Waffles Tell Feds To Preserve Net Neutrality

R.E.M., The Roots, and a Bunch of Waffles Tell Feds To Preserve Net Neutrality

A group of musicians that includes R.E.M., Jackson Browne, The Roots, Moby, and OK Go has sent a letter to the FCC urging legal protection for net neutrality, the principle (and current reality) that all information can travel equally quickly…
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Dining, Eat Vietnamese Crawfish Boil

Vietnamese Crawfish Boil

There are rituals to perform, props to ready, before you begin your meal at Red Crawfish. Wash your hands, for one, and enjoy the whisper of your dried fingertips rubbing together, because you won't hear it again until the end…
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Music, All Shook Down Mini SXSW in Downtown San Jose

Mini SXSW in Downtown San Jose

Last year, San Jose held its first annual Left Coast Live Music Festival, and no one really heard about it. It was headlined by Bay Area's soul man Booker T. and East Bay rapper Lyrics Born. Dubbed "a mini-SXSW", the…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: OK Go at The Fillmore

Last Night: OK Go at The Fillmore

OK Go @The Fillmore May 26, 2010Better than: Naked hot-tubbing. About 45 minutes into the OK Go show, lead singer Damian Kulash held out his guitar over an audience member crammed up next to the Fillmore stage, handed her his…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: OK Go

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: OK Go

OK Go @ The Fillmore One of 2010's most memorable videos, OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass," begins with a toy truck being pushed into a line of dominoes that sets off an elaborate chain reaction of mayhem and pop…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: OK Go

Concert preview: OK Go

One of 2010's most memorable videos, OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass," begins with a toy truck being pushed into a line of dominoes that sets off an elaborate chain reaction of mayhem and pop magic. Pianos fall, TVs are…
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Music, All Shook Down Q & A w/ OK Go

Q & A w/ OK Go

In what will be the most memorable rock video of the year, OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass," begins with a red toy truck being pushed into a line of dominoes that sets off an elaborate Rube Goldberg-like chain reaction…
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OK Go to Play Maker Faire This Weekend

OK Go employs some crafty musicians. Not only can they perform choreographed dance moves on treadmills, but their latest viral smash, "This Too Shall Pass," involved a Rube Goldberg like machine with paint, marbles, a teddy bear, musical spoons,…
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Music, Hear This Shed excess pop with OK Go's power calisthenics

Shed excess pop with OK Go's power calisthenics

The guys in OK Go are coming off a Grammy win for their video "Here It Goes Again," a classic moment in the history of goofy music videos that shows them executing truly ridiculous dance routines on a series of…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Freaks, noiseniks, and beach bums

Freaks, noiseniks, and beach bums

I probably get an e-mail a week from some dot-com offering to warp speed the way I experience music. At the rate these promises are going, I'll just wish for a new Drones song and an entire album will appear…
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Music, Hear This Jazz legends Alice and Ravi Coltrane hit SF Jazz Fest

Jazz legends Alice and Ravi Coltrane hit SF Jazz Fest

Some bands are good for a brief fling then forgotten; others you pathologically revisit because they've got their teeth buried in your buttons. Sweden's Love Is All is in the latter category; it skronks with such overdriven insistence the music…
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