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    Music, Hear This The Summer Slaughter Tour: Show Preview

    The Summer Slaughter Tour: Show Preview

    Are you the type of person who enjoys wearing outfits festooned with inverted pentagrams and upside-down crosses? Who likes the idea of spending a midweek afternoon facing down 10 metal bands all trying to make your ears bleed? If so,…
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    Music, Hear This The Dwarves: Show Preview

    The Dwarves: Show Preview

    On the surface, the Dwarves and the Queers have little in common, aside from having two of the most memorable band names in punk. It's hard to see this lineup without immediately wondering how the Queers' lovingly juvenile, three-chord songs…
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    Music, Hear This Les Hatepinks

    Les Hatepinks

    Snobbish? No. Très snotty? Mais oui, mes amis! The opposite of brie-eating sommeliers, Les Hatepinks defy American stereotypes of the French as pretentious foodies and poets. This bratty quartet plays '80s-inspired garage punk that's taut, tuneful, and pierced by both…
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    Music, Reviewed The Tao of Zao

    The Tao of Zao

    Like its myriad alphabetical predecessors in the metal/hardcore dictionary, Zao (which plays Slim's on Thursday, Jan. 27) combines brickshit-heavy breakdowns, scalpel-sharp riffs, and wounded-griffin wails. Its most recent release pairs an ominous title, The Funeral of God, with austere religious-themed…
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    Music, Reviewed Pidgeon


    The members of Pidgeon jump right into From Gutter With Love, opening with a flurry of sinister guitars and rumbling rhythms. But wait, what was that? For a second, and just a second, you think you hear some sugary pop…
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    Best-Sounding Venue

    In years past, Slim's has picked up a shoddy reputation for sound. Countless shouts of "Turn up the vocals" and deafening squelches of feedback have soiled many a listener's experience. But we're happy to report that Slim's has turned that…
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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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