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    Calendar, Night&Day When Less Really Is More

    When Less Really Is More

    U.K. producer SBTRKT — a.k.a. "subtract," or Aaron Jerome to his mates — actually operates by an additive property: Begin with equal portions of Chicago house's insistent thump, dubstep's throaty bass, U.K. funky's Afro-Latin percussion, and modern R&B's stuttering synths;…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Groove On, Groove Off

    Groove On, Groove Off

    Despite the name — a combination of a record player brand and a Southern Californian sensei — Fujiya & Miyagi is a groove-anchored, glitch-spattered British quartet, not an audiophile martial arts mentor. Then again, is there much difference between the…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Oceans of Bass

    Oceans of Bass

    For those awash in celebration, those drowning in champagne, AnonEvents, Sunset Promotions, and An-Ten-Nae present Sea of Dreams, a "GalaxSea of New Year's Eve-O-Lution." Visually, it will transform the S.F. Concourse Exhibition Center with performance art, floating cabarets, interactive artists,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Acrobatic Funk

    Acrobatic Funk

    The way Afrofuturist singer Janelle Monáe talks about balance, you’d think she was an acrobat. For example, when discussing the meaning behind her current single, "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi), she touts the importance of avoiding emotionally detrimental extremes. Monáe says…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Rock 'Bots

    Rock 'Bots

    Some bands kick up so much racket, you feel like your hair is being whipped by a gale-force wind. Vancouver's Japandroids, a guitar-drums duo going strong after a couple of tentative EP releases, manages that sensation both figuratively and literally.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Blank Film

    Blank Film

    Kraftwerk's distant cousin, French mecho-organic duo Daft Punk, wishes you were here, and by "here," we mean stoned within the panel-by-panel staging of a Pink Floyd album's gatefold cover. At least that's what the group seems to want with its…
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    Calendar, Night&Day

    House Special 2007

    An informal evening of dance, food, and great conversation, following invited artists' completion of a two-week, rehearsal period.…
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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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