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    Music, Reviewed Tipsy

    Tipsy

    One of the first outfits to focus sampling tricknology on creating a modern counterpart to Jean-Jacques Perrey's '60s electronic avant-pop and Les Baxter's exotic '50s orchestrations, Tipsy crafts thoroughly swinging, 25th-century-minded sonic cocktails. Drawing from both vintage vinyl and studio…
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    Music, Reviewed Psychokinetics

    Psychokinetics

    A standard dilemma for underground rap acts has always been how to deftly bring their more complex, studio-crafted rhymes and beats to life onstage. For Bay Area scene stalwarts Psychokinetics, however, the question was whether MCs Spidey and Celsius 7…
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    Music, Uneasy Listening

    Uneasy Listening

    While most people consider music a salve for the stresses of the workaday world -- why else would terms like "easy," "lite," and "smooth" infect the radio dial -- artists have always relied on song to explore harsh human realities.…
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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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