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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    You'd be hard-pressed to find two local music acts that have had a better 2004 than Rogue Wave and Kelley Stoltz. It seems like only a year ago that we profiled Zach Rogue's quartet in these pages -- and as…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    The week leading up to New Year's Eve is a tense one. In addition to dealing with Christmas, there's the onset of extreme stress that comes with planning a successful New Year's, a mental state that ranges from delusions of…
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    Music, BeatBox BeatBox

    BeatBox

    Quirky Britpop, indie, and rocktronica bands always have a friendly home at "popscene," the weekly party that worked overtime this year to bring live shows from the likes of the Killers, Elefant, the Cardigans, Ambulance LTD, and IMA Robot, and…
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    Music, Grammar School of Rock

    Grammar School of Rock

    Punk is on life support, fading fast. Sid Vicious would turn in his grave if he saw and heard what passes for rebellion these days. Yellowcard, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Sum 41 -- those bands are pissing Kool-Aid into…
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    Music, BeatBox BeatBox

    BeatBox

    After spinning the dreidel one last time and watching the final candle melt on your menorah, come by the DNA Lounge to fuck random strangers on the dance floor. OK, you actually can't have sex at San Francisco nightclubs anymore,…
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    Music, Reviewed Romanowski

    Romanowski

    Despite rolling with Future Primitive Sound (a visible local crew with a Lower Haight music and art boutique that hosts exciting and genre-bending club nights), Romanowski remains one of S.F.'s more underrated DJ talents. There are a number of reasons…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

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    The "Cali Comm" tour is an annual forum for independent artists from our fair state to show there's more to hip hop than is seen on television or heard on the commercial airwaves, especially where the West Coast is concerned.…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    If you can't go home for Thanksgiving because a) you hate your family, or b) your family hates you, then that almost makes me sad. But instead of acting like the woeful outcast you are, come to Club NV's "Feast,"…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    Ever wonder what happened to Creeper Lagoon? I mean the old Creeper Lagoon, the cool local band that got signed and then fawned over by mainstream tastemakers at Rolling Stone, MTV2, and Spin? That group was poised for greatness, but…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    Experienced DJs Sake-One, J-Boogie, and Jesse Saunders (who released the first house record in the '80s) will be on hand at Club Six to preside over a different sort of election at the DJ competition "Get Selected! Finals: Selection Day."…
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    Music, Highly Evolved

    Highly Evolved

    "The job of the artist is to suggest the incredible in order for the possible to happen," says Genesis P-Orridge, influential musician, countercultural icon, and -- soon, hopefully -- a completely gender-neutral human being. A few seconds ago I phoned…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    Billed as "a dance party for regime change," "Beats vs. Bush" will benefit the advocacy group MoveOn.org. The night will do anything but stand still musically, with a dozen DJs handpicked for their diversity of sounds. Punk, funk, hip hop,…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    Morrissey fans know that, aside from James Dean and Oscar Wilde, pioneering '70s glam rockers the New York Dolls remain one of the most vital influences on the moody crooner's life, and he has thrown more light in their direction…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    It makes sense that Now It's Overhead would choose a Magnetic Fields cover ("The Book of Love") to complement the single for "Wait in Line," from this year's Fall Back Open, a warm, texture-rich combination of sparse drum-machine beats, sparkling…
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    Music, Reviewed Fela Kuti

    Fela Kuti

    This is something of a wet dream for us Bay Area folk, a captivating mix CD of songs by the late Nigerian Afrobeat bandleader Fela Kuti put together in an ultimate DJ set by Chief Xcel of our own home-grown…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    Twenty years in Everything But the Girl, five years with Lazy Dog, a near-fatal encounter with a rare immune disorder, a sinewy body that can wear anything -- this is just part of what makes up the talented Ben Watt.…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    U.K. DJ/producer John Digweed has achieved a sort of sensei status in the dance-music world. His efforts behind the turntables, most famously throughout the '90s and early '00s alongside superstar jock Sasha, and his label Bedrock Records have set the…
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    Music, BeatBox

    Beat Box

    Where many DJs take the holier-than-thou approach behind the decks, Los Angelesbased (and Bay Area-reared) Christopher Lawrence acts more like an enthusiastic participant at parties. He's just one of the crowd, the one who happens to also be spinning the…
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    News, Feature Can You Love a Love Parade?

    Can You Love a Love Parade?

    This is about harmony. This represents no discrimination. The people of the world are coming together. -- Yulius Euli, of Bali, Indonesia, interviewed by the Los Angeles Times at the 2003 Love Parade in Berlin Hey, we're here to pick…
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    Summer Guide, Summer

    Festivals and Fairs

    JUNE 25-JULY 11 Alameda County Fair 4501 Pleasanton (at Valley), Pleasanton, (925) 426-7559, www.alamedacountyfair.com. With funky concerts (War and The Spinners), a tasty Cooking Academy, and the Action Zone -- an expo covering sports from baseball to BMX biking --…
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    Summer Guide, Summer Music Highlights

    Music Highlights

    THROUGH AUGUST 15 Stern Grove Midsummer Music Festival Highlights of this season's weekly free concert series include the Long Beach Opera (June 27), Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra (July 4), and Youssou N'Dour (July 18). Stern Grove, 19th Avenue at…
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    Summer Guide, Summer

    Free Summer Attractions

    Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin (at McAllister), S.F., 581-3500, www.asianart.org Free on the first Tuesday of each month (children 12 and under always free), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft (at College), Berkeley, (510)…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    !!! is the rare and thoughtful band that leaves the pronunciation of its name up to the individual (with a suggestion of "chick-chick-chick"). Having garnered international attention last year with the single "Me & Giuliani Down by the School Yard,"…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    With Howard Stern on his way out, it won't surprise us if Method Man is crowned the next "King of All Media." After a long period of relative silence from the once-figurehead of the venerable Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man will…
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    Music, BeatBox

    BeatBox

    U.K. drum 'n' bass pioneer LTJ Bukem (aka Danny Williamson) and faithful microphone sidekick MC Conrad have been hosting their famed "Progression Sessions" club nights all over the world for the better part of a decade. With our clued-in and…
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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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