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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Fest 2014 Lineup: Rufus Wainwright, Sergio Mendes, SF Symphony, and More

Stern Grove Fest 2014 Lineup: Rufus Wainwright, Sergio Mendes, SF Symphony, and More

The temperature is rising in San Francisco, which means it's almost time for the awesome, free, and pleasantly alfresco Stern Grove Music Festival. Every Sunday afternoon, from June 12 to August 24, Stern Grove will feature performances from a…
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Music, Hear This Sugar Candy Mountain: Show Preview

Sugar Candy Mountain: Show Preview

Some people have too much music in them for one particular avenue. One such local is alt-pop doyenne Ash Reiter: Her solo trip finds Reiter building upon the Spector/Bacharach foundation of refined, poignant pop, while Sugar Candy Mountain — co-led…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bay Area Beats

Bay Area Beats

A beatsmith who takes inspiration from a wide palette of sounds, from the Doobie Brothers and the Doors to Stevie Wonder and Sergio Mendes, Alameda’s Trackademicks might be one of the Bay Area’s most open-minded hip-hop producers and rhymers. He’s…
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Music, Reviewed Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes

Brazilian-born keyboardist, composer, and producer Sergio Mendes has spent four decades Americanizing his country's samba and bossa nova while Brazilianizing American pop. In 2006, he released Timeless, an all-star project (co-produced by that introduced classics of Brazilian popular music…
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Music, BeatBox Q-Tip and Trentemoller

Q-Tip and Trentemoller

Call off the genre holy wars — Anders Trentemøller preaches an electronic gospel that even the far-flung tribes of Technopolis can agree upon. The Danish producer's albums (like the haunting Last Resort) flow between misty ambience and dusky dub melancholia,…
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Calendar, Performance Bush It

Bush It

ONGOING 10/6-31 It's possible that Dubya's great-ancestors were rose enthusiasts, or perhaps they once dabbled in the mulberry trade. Whatever the derivation of the president's unfortunate monosyllabic surname, the American people have had a free- (and often mean-) spirited time…
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The House of Tudor

In Scotland, there is no holiday more important, or dire, than Hogmanay. We're talking Scots drunk on glug (an unhealthy combination of fruit, red wine, and vodka), eating haggis (a more unhealthy combination of lung, liver, and heart shoved into…
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Hear This

Sergio Mendes As the Beatles and Motown blanketed the AM airwaves in the '60s, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 broke onto the charts with a cool samba groove called "Mais Que Nada." An upbeat break from his jazzy bossa nova…
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