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    Last Dance

    It's a rain-soaked line outside Club Deco on March 9, as a large and formidable security guard at the door casts a quick glance toward the end of the Tenderloin block. He smiles. "Damn, the line's around the corner,"…
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    Jungle Brothers Since their 1987 debut Straight Out the Jungle, New York's Jungle Brothers have been a driving force behind the positive hip-hop movement. Then, MCs Mike G and Afrika Baby Bam avoided the typical macho swagger of the time,…
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    Riff Raff

    Kickin' It Live With Harry Denton Last week, a motley array of local bands found themselves in an unlikely spot -- Harry Denton's Starlight Room, 21 stories high above Union Square at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.…
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    Fast and Frightening

    If it weren't for G.B.H., hair metal might still be around. Grievous Bodily Harm, better known as Charged G.B.H., was one of punk's first crossover bands. Its 1981 debut album, Leather, Bristles, Studs, and Acne, won the group an international…
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    Party Over, Oops, Out of Time San Francisco is losing another all-night dance venue. V/SF, located at the mouth of SOMA's 11th Street corridor, will surrender its 24-hour cabaret license this Sunday to fulfill a bargain struck with police and…
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    Riff Raff

    Un-punked? In the middle of January, volunteers at the Berkeley punk rock club 924 Gilman were in a panic. From the looks of it, a shutdown seemed imminent for the space, which helped give birth to Operation Ivy, Green Day,…
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    Guiding Light

    As a member of the Native Tongue rappers, MC Mos Def made a name for himself with guest spots on De La Soul's Stakes Is High and a Bush Babies single. But it's with current partner Talib Kweli that Mos…
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    DJ Craze DJ Craze is a musical trickster, but it's not his ability to manipulate beats with a magician's touch that makes him one. As 1998's DMC champion, his command of hip hop is well established, but Craze is not…
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    Things That Should Not Be Last Nov. 1 at the Great American Music Hall, local math-rock trio A Minor Forest played what turned out to be its final concert. Drummer Andee Connors closed out the band's six-year career of making…
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    Riff Raff

    The Continuing Clubs-in-Crisis Report "I feel like E.T.," jokes Jeanie Patterson, the now-former owner of the recently shuttered Mill Valley club Sweetwater. "I just want to go home." Patterson announced about a month ago that she would quit her job…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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