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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings December 5-11, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings December 5-11, 2012

Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: The only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Thu., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $5. A Non Sequitur Dog From Hell: Works by SFAI Film Class Projects. Refreshments included. Fri., Dec. 7, 6 p.m. $4.…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Music Links: Heavy Metal Cruise Ship, DaVinci Doesn't Dare

Bay Area Music Links: Heavy Metal Cruise Ship, DaVinci Doesn't Dare

Video: Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Jonsi

Concert preview: Jonsi

As a solo act, Sigur Rós singer Jón "Jónsi" Þór Birgisson imbues his harmonic pop with youthful wonderment and melancholy. Go — Jónsi's debut, a collaboration with composer Nico Muhly — offers wistful romps that would make a perfect alternate…
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Music, All Shook Down Stripmall Architecture Plays Café Du Nord Thursday

Stripmall Architecture Plays Café Du Nord Thursday

Hey shoegazers! Yeah, you. Up here. That's it. Do you have a hankering for trance-inducing, dreamy indietronica? Does the mention of a band somewhere in-between Sigur Ros and the Cocteau Twins make those little hairs on the back of…
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Music, Hear This Translating Gobbledigook

Translating Gobbledigook

When it was first announced that Sigur Rós was releasing a single titled "Gobbledigook," I was certain it was a hoax. Iceland's earnest classical-music-meets-space-rock avatars, actually lightening up? But it wasn't a joke after all, and the quartet's recent album,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spaced Out

Spaced Out

The latest incarnation of Michelle Blade's art (she dips her brush into different styles, refreshingly) has a washy grandeur, a touch of innocent West Coast mysticism that echoes the sunset '70s. Languid silhouettes appear in gently psychedelic landscapes, staring out…
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Music, All Shook Down

Depressed SFers Rejoice: Sigur Rós Film Heima Screens at Embarcadero Center Tomorrow

For those who slept on Heima's premiere last month at the Mezzanine, wipe that nasty crustiness out your eyes, take a bracing shot of absynthe and go see Sigur Rós's film tomorrow. In the meantime, peep the trailer up…
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Music, Reviewed Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós

In its first year, Von — the 1997 debut disc from Sigur Rós — moved a whopping 313 copies. A decade and nearly a half-dozen releases later, the ethereal Icelandic quartet has sold considerably more albums, and has become mightily…
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News, Feature My Tunes: Kronos Quartet

My Tunes: Kronos Quartet

San Francisco's world-renowned Kronos Quartet has charted an impressive course around the globe, commissioning more than 600 works — and releasing more than 45 records — with composers from China, Russia, Vietnam, and Iraq since its inception more than 30…
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Music, All Shook Down Sigur Ros Premieres New Film at Mezzanine 11/19

Sigur Ros Premieres New Film at Mezzanine 11/19

We love those pasty Icelandic rockers. Especially when they sport their Team Zissou skullcaps. But instead of being featured in someone else's movie, they've decided to make their own, call it Heima, and show it exclusively to SFers at…
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Music, Reviewed Ulrich Schnauss

Ulrich Schnauss

Ulrich Schnauss' Goodbye sucks like the last three Star Wars sucked. Not because it — or they — suck suck, but huge CGI battles and technical stunning have replaced recognizable characters and coherent story lines in the name of progress.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Artists Behind Michael Jackson, Sigur Ros and God of War -- A curated tour by Creep Machine's Josh

The Artists Behind Michael Jackson, Sigur Ros and God of War -- A curated tour by Creep Machine's Josh

1. Mark Ryden's "General Sherman" Trained at the Art Center in Pasadena. Mark Ryden is one of the top "Pop" artists. His work has been seen in movies such as Monkeybone and album covers for bands like Red Hot…
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Music, Hear This The blissful strings 'n' things of Amiina

The blissful strings 'n' things of Amiina

For the past eight years, Amiina has been best known as Sigur Rós' string section. Since 2005, however, the Icelandic act has also struck out on its own, first with the AnimaminA EP, and now with a debut full-length, Kurr.…
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Music, Reviewed The Album Leaf

The Album Leaf

After a tour spent opening for Sigur Rós, Tristeza alumnus and Album Leaf alter ego Jimmy Lavalle found himself with an invitation to make In a Safe Place at the band's Icelandic studio. The venue was a perfect match for…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Here is a golden opportunity for frequent downloaders to atone for past sins. As it did with the first two collections in this series, Badman Recordings is giving a portion of the sales from this disc to the S.F.-based Shanti…
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Music, To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

So far, no one seems to be able to come up with a name for it -- and that's probably a good thing. For the time being, some of us just call it indie-electronic music. What the designation refers to…
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Music, Reviewed Summer at Shatter Creek

Summer at Shatter Creek

Summer at Shatter Creek is the ultimate solo album. Not only has Craig Gurwich played every instrument and written and recorded every song on his debut, but the tunes themselves feel like they were composed in a room far removed…
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Music, Reviewed Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós

In the Oct. 3 issue of Rolling Stone, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin named Sigur Rós' 1999 effort, Ágætis Byrjún, to his current top 10 album list, summing up the music with a simple statement: "I don't understand a word, but…
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Music, Reviewed múm

múm

Bred in a notoriously cold clime, the Icelandic quartet Múm seems like the perfect candidate for making "intelligent dance music" -- that rubric of frosty electronica pioneered by the likes of Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin. But in contrast…
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Music, Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós

Best known for his visionary, atonal symphonies and his opium use, the early 20th-century Russian composer Alexander Scriabin once dreamed of an apocalyptic project called The Mysterium. Scriabin hoped to perform the synesthetic fusion of sound, light, and even scent…
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