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    Music, Hear This Chance: Show Preview

    Chance: Show Preview

    Tough to tell what's crazier: that we expect more precocity from our young rappers than we ever have, or that they actually keep delivering. When 20-year-old Chance the Rapper's sophomore mixtape, Acid Rap, dropped in May, it landed like a…
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    Music, BeatBox Icee Hot

    Icee Hot

    It's a new decade, and it's damn important that a new party represent this transformative epoch. Who better to take up the task than future-Latin purveyors Bersa Discos? Bersa's Disco Shawn teams up with digital agents Ghosts on Tape and…
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    Music, BeatBox RedLine

    RedLine

    The word "redline" refers to pushing something to its limit. That's precisely what RedLine promoters and resident DJs UltraViolet and Kozee have been doing to dubstep, electro, and other bass-heavy music at their monthly Makeout Sessions. The club night is…
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    Music, Reviewed Co-Deez

    Co-Deez

    When you hear an MC spit lyrics like, "We livin' in between the lines/ Knowin' that your style kinda hard to define," it's usually from overly angst-ridden "nobody understands me" types. Not so with the two guys who call themselves…
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    Music, Reviewed Passage

    Passage

    At times, The Forcefield Kids, the first solo album from Passage, wanders dangerously close to the inaccessibility that has plagued so many an Anticon release: some cerebral yet sterile production here, a passionless mouthful of esoteric rhymes there. But Passage's…
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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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