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    Music, French Kicks

    French Kicks

    Dance music is going through a boom period. Literally. Labels like Kitsuné, DFA, and Institubes are giving clubbers and DJs more crank for their currency with a brand of track-making that emphasizes gnarly textures, confrontational attitude, boisterous beats, and thrusting…
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    Music, The Astute Aussie

    The Astute Aussie

    White. Female. Australian. Rapper. These words rarely appear in the same sentence. But with the debut album by Macromantics (Romy Hoffman), Moments in Movement, this alien concept blossoms into vibrant, verbose life. The disc (released in January by Kill Rock…
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    Music, Senses Burning Overtime

    Senses Burning Overtime

    Seemingly more of a cult with ever-morphing lineups than a rock band proper, Indian Jewelry taps into psychedelia's darker, more tribalistic veins with often equilibrium-upsetting results. Starting life in Houston as Swarm of Angels, Indian Jewelry "began in a shitstorm…
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    Music, It Was a Year Of ...

    It Was a Year Of ...

    In case you haven't been paying attention, we're here to remind you that it's that time again. As December gets tossed away like so many holiday cocktail napkins, we critics are busy making our ultra-scientific, down-to-the-last-decibel-point-ratings, you-know-you-just-loved-the-new-Hold Steady-record lists for…
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    Music, Indie Dim Sum

    Indie Dim Sum

    A decade after its founding, the annual Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival is back to blow your senses, featuring a mix of mediums that includes literature, film, and, of course, a ton of great music. The festivities sprawl throughout…
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    Music, Hard Gore

    Hard Gore

    Fantômas singer Mike Patton possesses the most versatile voice in all of music. The strain he puts on it as he shrieks, bellows, cackles, croons, and yelps must be unbelievable. (Skeptical? Check out Adult Themes for Voice, his 1996 solo…
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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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