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    Music, Acetone

    Acetone

    Despite being named after the flammable solvent, Acetone is not the kind of band you'd call "on fire" (which may explain the ice caps on its logo). Nor does Acetone go out of its way to let people know the…
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    Music, It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Meet Jim Greer, one of the most sincere, idealistic, and committed people you're likely to come across in the music business. Much like the hero in the Frank Capra movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Greer just recently came to…
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    Music, <B>The New Amsterdams</B><BR>

    The New Amsterdams

    While the New Amsterdams are a Get Up Kids offshoot, the band doesn't belong to the same dreaded indie subgenre as its emocore parent. Instead, songwriter Matthew Pryor's side project has plenty in common with that harbinger to all things…
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    Music, Dave Alvin

    Dave Alvin

    Growing up in the shadow of Disneyland in Downey, Calif., future Blasters Dave and Phil Alvin found their own magic kingdom at thrift stores and swap meets, rifling through stacks of out-of-print blues and country records. Their early finds sparked…
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    Music, A Brand-New Case

    A Brand-New Case

    You just gotta do things. There was unfinished business with the Plimsouls and it still seemed like there was a lot of life in it. I just went for it," says singer/songwriter Peter Case on what he was thinking when…
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    Music, Wedding Albums

    Wedding Albums

    "Hey Julie, I'm on that interview we have and I'll buzz you up for your portion in a minute 'cause that's what I'm doin'," says guitarist and singer/songwriter Buddy Miller to his wife Julie Miller, singer/songwriter and occasional guitarist. "We…
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    Suzzy Roche

    "Unmarried housewife and mother" is a job description that probably rates a couple of points higher than "folk singer" in the current job market, and Suzzy Roche is all three, which makes her pretty much screwed. But that doesn't seem…
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    Music, Neil Young

    Neil Young

    What distinguishes Silver and Gold from among the 30 or so other studio albums in Neil Young's massive catalog is that it belongs in the handful that tills the ground known in Young parlance as "country Neil." Since 1969, Young…
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    Music, The Last Party

    The Last Party

    The cover of Donner Party Complete Recordings 1987-1989 includes a primitive drawing by the band's chief songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Sam Coomes. It's a picture of the sun and moon, some fantastical animals, and the Casa Sanchez guy riding his…
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    Music, Happier Campers

    Happier Campers

    "The band, by all appearances, at least from what people tell me, is vastly influential, but I have no paycheck to show for it," says former Camper Van Beethoven bassist Victor Krummenacher. "Not one." Welcome to the world of cult…
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    Music, A Hobo's Progress

    A Hobo's Progress

    Something everlastingly true about riding freight trains is that it's boring," says U. Utah Phillips. Among other disparate and curious credentials, he is a songwriter, a poet, a storyteller, a peace activist, a broadcaster, a collaborator with Ani DiFranco, and…
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    Richard Thompson Mock Tudor (Capitol) As a musician who's spent three decades not only building a rep as one of England's greatest rock guitarists, but also as the master of the acidic lyrical kiss-off, it's worth noting that Richard Thompson…
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    Mike "Sport" Murphy Willoughby (Kill Rock Stars) Precious few people have heard the Skels, late of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Possibly even fewer got to hear Skels frontman Mike "Sport" Murphy's solo album, Willoughby, when it was first released on Mystery…
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    Eddie Hinton Hard Luck Guy (Capricorn) When Otis Redding died, Mrs. Redding asked Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section guitarist Eddie Hinton to teach the Redding children to play the instrument. She might as well have asked the session man to…
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    The Bevis Frond Vavona Burr (Flydaddy) The greatest thing about Nick Saloman's one-man band, the Bevis Frond, is that it exists. The entity keeps making records -- every damn one of the 16 made in the last 10 years is…
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    Verbena Into the Pink (Capitol) Souls for Sale, Verbena's 1996 debut album, is the sound of true desperation. A perfect combination of impossibly trashy male/female vocals and pummeling, Stooges-esque guitars, it stands as a monument to the redeeming power of…
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    Those Who Dared

    Virginia Dare songwriter Mary O'Neil and her husband, guitarist Brad Johnson, both work day jobs. They rent a tiny but cute Bernal Heights cottage, which they share with Kit, their 4-year-old son, and a cat. Some nights they strum…
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    Tom Waits Mule Variations (Epitaph) Tom Waits coined the word "surrural" to describe the music contained on his 14th studio recording. And it is true that Mule Variations fuses the surreal with the rural -- but Waits forgot to mention…
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    The Chamber Strings Gospel Morning (Bobsled) If your idea of heaven is a place where the rock singers wear eyeliner, then this is your music. The Chamber Strings excel at what's known as drunk and junkie rock, the genre of…
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    Ani DiFranco Up Up Up Up Up Up (Righteous Babe) Ani DiFranco has resolved to ignore the media chatter that surrounds her public persona. Systematically denied rotation on commercial radio, the folk-punk poetess has spent nine years exercising her creative…
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    One Nation Under a Guru

    Habib Khan Freight & Salvage, Berkeley Sunday, Jan. 31 Look around these days, and it's all about India. The subcontinent is everywhere -- from Talvin Singh and Bombay the Hardway to that heinous Alanis song and Madonna's clothes; even Beck…
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    Re-Kronikled

    The Kinks A Soap Opera Schoolboys in Disgrace Sleepwalker Misfits (Velvel) "I'm fucking sick of the whole thing. I'm sick up to here with it," announced the Kinks' Ray Davies from a London stage in 1973. Davies had recently attempted…
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    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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