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Matt Saincome

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Matt Saincome is SF Weekly's former music editor.
Music, All Shook Down Built To Last: 30 Years of Sick Of It All (Live Review)

Built To Last: 30 Years of Sick Of It All (Live Review)

“This is the first song we wrote as angry teenagers who hated the world. And we sing it proudly today as disgruntled, but handsome middle-aged men who hate the world,” Sick of It All’s Lou Koller said excitedly into…
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Music, All Shook Down LISTEN: Ben Carson's New Rap Ad Courts Young Black Voters

LISTEN: Ben Carson's New Rap Ad Courts Young Black Voters

Ben Carson, 64, retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential hopeful, just released a rap-infused radio ad. The political outsider has enjoyed surging popularity in recent weeks, partly due to the electorate's disgust with establishment politics, and also because some voters really…
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Music, Hear This Hear This: Ceremony at Great American Music Hall

Hear This: Ceremony at Great American Music Hall

If you travel the world visiting DIY punk communities, there are a few bands people will always ask about once they hear you're from the Bay Area. One of those is Ceremony, the power-violence turned post-punk group that has grown…
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Music, Why You Can't Afford Shows in SF

Why You Can't Afford Shows in SF

San Francisco has become a city full of expensive things and people with expensive taste. Whether it's that fabled slice of toast, the world's most expensive cocktail, or a $1400 bunk bed in a "hacker hostel," it's no secret that…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Never Young's "New Villian" Is Noise Rock FFO: Fugazi, Great Local Music

Premiere: Never Young's "New Villian" Is Noise Rock FFO: Fugazi, Great Local Music

Earlier this year Never Young hit the studio to record three singles: "Stress Hed," "Latex Heart," and "New Villian." Some press has called the songs a follow-up EP, but it's not. It's a singles tape to keep fans well-fed…
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News, Feature Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Preview

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Preview

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is as San Franciscan as wearing a flower in your hair or sittin' on the dock of the bay. The free, three-day music festival, held annually in Golden Gate Park, is a gift from Warren Hellman, the…
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Music, All Shook Down Angus Young's Guitar Solo Friday Night at AT&T Is Probably Still Going

Angus Young's Guitar Solo Friday Night at AT&T Is Probably Still Going

The man next to me is slumped over on the floor in front of his seat. He's grabbing at the waist-high brick barrier that keeps the audience off the field at AT&T park. His head hangs below his shoulders as…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Gala 2015

Live Review: San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Gala 2015

His face was on back-lit posters outside the venue, the cover (and back) of the playbill, and gold-framed pictures inside. So when maestro Michael Tilson Thomas took the stage inside Davies Symphony Hall for the opening of the San…
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Music, All Shook Down Prog-Rock or Pope-Rock? Listen to His Holiness' First Single

Prog-Rock or Pope-Rock? Listen to His Holiness' First Single

Today His Holiness, the symbolic representation of God on earth (according to Catholics), released a cut off the…
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Music, All Shook Down WATCH: Kink's Rihanna Porn Parody 'Bitch Better Lick My Honey'

WATCH: Kink's Rihanna Porn Parody 'Bitch Better Lick My Honey'

The video is play off of Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My…
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Music, Sam Herring: The Late-Night Big Bad Wolf

Sam Herring: The Late-Night Big Bad Wolf

Samuel Herring was five years old the first time he performed in front of a crowd. Dressed in a homemade Big Bad Wolf costume for a kindergarten class production of "The Three Little Pigs," Herring fell in love with the…
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Music, All Shook Down Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass just announced the full lineup for this year's free festival in Golden Gate Park, happening Oct. 2,3, and 4. Be sure to pick up a copy of SF Weekly in the city on Oct. 1 to read…
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Music, Bicycle Music Festival Pedals Over to Oakland

Bicycle Music Festival Pedals Over to Oakland

Bicycle Music Fest, the SanFrancisco born- and bred- music fest that powers its sound system with a bank of specially designed stationary bikes, will celebrate its eighth year of mixing music and environmental messages in a new city this Sunday.…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland to Host World's Largest Pedal-Powered Concert Sunday

Oakland to Host World's Largest Pedal-Powered Concert Sunday

The Bay Area loves its bicycles, so it's fitting that this Sunday over 3,000 people will use them to generate electricity for another thing the Bay Area loves: a free, day-long music festival. Artists often say they get their energy…
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Music, All Shook Down Billy Joel Plays the Great San Francisco Songbook at AT&T Park

Billy Joel Plays the Great San Francisco Songbook at AT&T Park

The Giant's dugout at AT&T park has been converted into a bar. The players are replaced by kegs and coaches by bartenders. Gray-haired couples in expensive-looking outfits stand in a short, well-managed line to get their refreshments. To their left, the spot…
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News, Feature Boom or Busk: The Street Roots of Fantastic Negrito

Boom or Busk: The Street Roots of Fantastic Negrito

Xavier Dphrepaulezz leans forward on a wooden bench inside Bicycle Coffee near Oakland's Jack London Square, wrapping his hands around a cup of freshly brewed joe. Steam rises to the collar of his black dress shirt, which is riddled with…
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Music, Resurrect California Fest Takes Over Gilman Street

Resurrect California Fest Takes Over Gilman Street

Despite its rather silly sounding name, Resurrect California Fest has punks around the Bay Area buzzing. Hosted (and funded) by the historic, volunteer-run 924 Gilman Street club, the festival (Sept. 4-6) promises to provide punk and hardcore fans with three…
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Music, All Shook Down State Regulators Use Pandora to Spread Water Conservation Message

State Regulators Use Pandora to Spread Water Conservation Message

If you haven't been living under an extremely dry rock, you know that California state regulators are doing everything they can to get the word out about the drought. We've seen highway signs telling us to take shorter showers, politicians…
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Music, I Tried to Explain What a Hashtag Is to Lemmy

I Tried to Explain What a Hashtag Is to Lemmy

The word "legend" gets thrown around far too often in music journalism. It seems any musician who has risen above his or her peers – even if just for a moment, or only very slightly – gets christened as one.…
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Music, All Shook Down It Costs $150 to Be Taylor Swift's Friend on the 1989 Tour

It Costs $150 to Be Taylor Swift's Friend on the 1989 Tour

"We are not a fan club. We are a community that celebrates Taylor Swift songs." That's the first message I read on the big screen after taking a seat at Taylor Swift's sold-out show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara…
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