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    Music, Hear This The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

    The subtle arithmetic of My Morning Jacket

    Imagine leaving an iconic-during-its-heyday band — jazz pianist McCoy Tyner did exactly that, departing the John Coltrane Quartet in the mid-1960s. With his pioneering, harrowing style, Coltrane was virtually deified, but his overall methodology — increasingly "out," way beyond conventional…
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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, Hear This Punk rockers raid your mom's record collection

    Punk rockers raid your mom's record collection

    Austin's Peter and the Wolf is fronted by one Red Hunter, a songwriter who gravitates toward back-porch, lo-fi folk traditions. On his first proper Peter release, Lightness, he falls somewhere between Devendra Banhart, Sun Kil Moon, and the Songs: Ohia.…
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    Music, Reviewed Wolf Eyes

    Wolf Eyes

    In its live sets, Michigan trio Wolf Eyes' music has been known to trigger pain in unlikely places of its audience members' bodies. (For instance, the last time I saw the group perform, these maleficent Midwesterners' high frequencies sent ripples…
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    Music, Hear This New York's OG glam punks saunter up to the mic once again

    New York's OG glam punks saunter up to the mic once again

    The Lights prove that there's still juice in certain over-familiar post-punk maneuvers. The Seattle trio's new Diamonds and Dirt CD is full of meat-and-potatoes (organic, of course) rock that efficiently gets the job done. Starting the album with an ominously…
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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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    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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