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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle New Orleans genderfuck trickster Big Freedia, blue-haired and attended by acrobatic dancers of both genders, engaged with the audience through stuttering monotonal beats. It was maddening until it became hypnotic, and the twerking onstage further pushed the audience into…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle 0x006E We're loving the new video for "Always," a single from the new debut album of S.F.'s Melted Toys. With pink and orange skies and jarring animations of figures morphing from one disturbing shape to the next — all…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Pangea Futbol Club is a group of local musicians from all over the world. They met on a San Francisco soccer pitch, and formed a band that works across genre lines — mixing Latin, European, and Arabic influences while…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gave a two-hour demonstration of superhuman abilities at the Warfield last week. Cantlievered out over the crowd as if walking on air, Cave showed a total, almost terrifying command of his rakish torso…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle For a festival built on nostalgia — for garage rock, girl pop, and hardcore punk — the crowd at Oakland's Burger Boogaloo was remarkably focused on the present. There was none of the usual obsessive phone-holding we've come to…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Anyone looking to get an Outkast fix should look to Treasure Island Music Festival, where the Atlanta rap duo is headlining along with Brit beat-hounds Massive Attack. The rest of the lineup looks solid, too, with TV on the…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle The Masonic Auditorium on Nob Hill has long been an awkward live venue. This fall, the Masonic will open after renovations designed to make it more music-friendly, including a new, flat-fronted stage, an open main floor, new lighting, and…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle We ventured inside the Bayview headquarters of Fat Wreck Chords, a punk label founded by NOFX's Fat Mike that can boast almost total independence from the world of corporate media. The nondescript building hosts parties once a month where…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle If there is a God, he's probably jealous of what Herbie Hancock can do on the keyboard. We caught the 74-year-old at the SFJAZZ Center on Saturday, and he torched even the high expectations we brought after seeing him…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle We didn't believe it would happen, but Morrissey finally played a concert date in the Bay Area. After canceling four shows in the last two years, Moz proved in San Jose that he's still pretty magnetic, performing "Hand in…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Stern Grove announced its 2014 series of free Sunday concerts — and this year's is among the best we can remember. The lovely forest on the city's west side will host Rufus Wainwright, the Zombies, the Funky Meters, Andrew…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After months of rumors — and some last-minute fears it might not materialize — Paul McCartney announced an Aug. 14 concert at Candlestick Park, bidding farewell to the retiring stadium. His show will echo another milestone performance played…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle The Knife led a Viking bacchanal over two nights at the Fox Oakland, putting on what might have been one of the best shows of the year. The Swedish outfit expanded from a brother-and-sister duo to a nine-piece phalanx…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle The Outside Lands lineup is out! Headliners include Kanye West, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore, and Arctic Monkeys. Our favorite part of the lineup is the undercard, with a solid stretch of acts that includes Spoon,…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Wayne Coyne gave local Flaming Lips fans a treat, stopping by the Mission's Aquarius Records to meet fans and sign copies of the band's first EP. That release, originally recorded in 1984, was reissued on green 12-inch vinyl —…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle n At the Fox Theater for the first of two sold-out shows, Lorde convulsed to the energy of her beats, furiously shaking her arms and barking out notes while crouched onstage. Singles "Royals" and "Team" got the biggest cheers,…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk came to the Fox Oakland for a three-night stand. The first show on Sunday saw the foursome dishing out classic songs like "Trans-Europe Express" and "Autobahn" — but reinterpreting them to fit more into…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Prince played a stunning two-hour show at the Fox Theater on Saturday. It was announced only days before, at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the show still sold out in minutes. Those who snagged tickets got treated to a…
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Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Techno was born in America, but it's only recently that we're taking to it with the fervor of Europeans. Italian duo Voices from the Lake gave Monarch a taste of the good stuff on Saturday, using tons of…
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Sizzle Real Estate isn't from California, but it was hard to tell that at the first of the band's two sold-out shows at the Independent. Its sound — that bittersweet California sunset jangle — thrummed out into the packed house,…
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