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    Music, Reviewed Lessick

    Lessick

    Besides being a surly, drug-addicted womanizer who ends up overdosing face down on the sidewalk, Danny Lessick is also the creation of late local Beat writer Jack Micheline. When Charles Gonzalez met Micheline through his brother, S.F. Supervisor Matt Gonzalez…
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    Music, Refactored Rock

    Refactored Rock

    In 1997, San Jose's Korea Girl was having an incredible year. The indie pop band -- fronted by singers Tobin Mori and Elizabeth Yi -- was gigging heavily throughout the Bay Area, supporting a self-titled debut that beat out Pavement's…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    A while back, it seemed like electronic music pundits couldn't invent subgenres fast enough. You had trip hop, techstep, breakbeat, broken beat, illbient, ambient, drill 'n' bass, IDM, and a dozen other obtuse terms seemingly designed to keep you, your…
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    Music, Reviewed Boom Bip

    Boom Bip

    For the past few years, a group of independent hip hop producers and MCs -- from Emeryville's Anticon crew to Columbus' RJD2 to New York's El-P -- has been fucking with mainstream hip hop, lobbing cherry bombs down the toilet…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    There's a track on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' self-titled debut called "Art Star," on which singer Karen O satirizes the hype-induced rise of a conceptual artist. Ironically, although this song was written and recorded almost two years ago, the Yeah…
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    Music, Noise Reduction

    Noise Reduction

    "What's that sound?" muses a khaki-clad IKEA shopper to her friend. "Do you hear it?" Passing the puzzled pair, Ven Voisey smiles, watching art and life collide in the world's trendiest furniture store. Voisey, who records and performs under the…
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    Music, Rum to the Hills

    Rum to the Hills

    The members of the Rum Diary are hiding -- and, frankly, it's a little annoying. After nearly three years of hard work, the four musicians are sitting on a pot of indie rock gold, and yet they continue to conceal…
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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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