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Calendar, Night&Day Heroes of Heroes

Heroes of Heroes

In what will no doubt be a night to remember, famed Beat poet and language oddball Michael McClure will perform live over master improv jazz musicians Rob Wasserman (bass) and George Brooks (sax) for this week's edition of Friday…
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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

The ever-excellent Pop-Up Mag put on its "Song Reader" issue, themed around Beck's latest release. The night included an interview with Mr. Hansen as well as meditations on obsessive fandom and listening to Robyn while pregnant. If you catch Ariel…
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Music, All Shook Down Remembering Ray Manzarek: Doors Keyboardist Believed Venice Beach Helped the Band Find Its Sound

Remembering Ray Manzarek: Doors Keyboardist Believed Venice Beach Helped the Band Find Its Sound

Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player for the Doors, was the first rock star I ever interviewed. I'd just started writing about music, and one morning my editor called me up and asked if I'd like to interview Manzarek. I don't…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: A Guide to the Treasure Island Music Festival

In Print: A Guide to the Treasure Island Music Festival

From SF Weekly's latest print music section: Seek the Booty: The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the Bay Area's best live music events, and to celebrate its fifth anniversary, this year's lineup is a doozy -- a collection…
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Music, Hear This Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers: Show Preview

Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers: Show Preview

Los Angeles and San Francisco are tied as America's capitals of sin and triumph — at least for Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers, who fashioned a "soundtrack" for both cities with their debut collaboration Translucent Blues. Manzarek (L.A.) is best…
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Music, Hear This X

X

The categorization of X as a punk band always seemed a bit odd. Sure, the L.A. act leans heavily on the frenzied mood of the genre, but it also relies on the raucous energy of rockabilly (thanks, Billy Zoom) and…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

There was a time not long ago when millions of adolescent boys supercharged with pubescent hormones, rebellious spirit, and rock "n" roll fantasies longed to be Jim Morrison, the coolly confrontational poet/singer of "60s hit-makers the Doors who romantically drank…
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