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Music, Misc. Reviews If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Rick Rubin's moxie.

If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Rick Rubin's moxie.

Neil Diamond hasn't touched a guitar in three decades. But for the surprisingly moving 12 Songs, released this week, the legendary songwriter and Caesar's Lake Tahoe veteran is completely dialed in, finger-picking his six-string and singing as if he actually…
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Music, Misc. Reviews If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the "Rev." in Rev. Run.

If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the "Rev." in Rev. Run.

Rev. Run (aka Joseph Simmons) is a founding member of hip hop legends Run-D.M.C., and his new disc, Distortion -- a collection of rap-rock hybrids not unlike the vintage tracks he created with his former group -- "hit the streets"…
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Music, Misc. Reviews If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the White Stripes on <i>The Charlie Rose Show</i>.

If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the White Stripes on The Charlie Rose Show.

Herein, a handful of take-aways from the White Stripes' Cavett-esque appearance on The Charlie Rose Show last week, dedicated to the unidentified talent booker who put Jack and Meg White in front of the black background for 40 minutes. Yes,…
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It's been a while since I read a boss music zine, so the recent arrival of Galactic Zoo Dossier #6 -- a 76-page rag dedicated to obscure psychedelic music and published by longtime indie imprint Drag City -- was a…
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Envision a late-night network television show hosted by Al Franken or Janeane Garofalo, with guests covering the spectrum of music, cinema, politics, and literature, from india.arie to Michael Chabon. Think that'd fly now? What about a show hosted by someone…
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Back in April, we here at SF Weekly informed you about the existence of this new "indie label" by the name of Ouch!, which is owned -- believe it or not -- by McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals: a subsidiary…
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Indie Rock Cribs is a mouthwatering peek into the private life of a scorching-hot indie musician in the style of MTV's voyeuristic look at the homes of various and sundry FOPs (that's Friends of Paris). But instead of the same…
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