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Music, All Shook Down In Which Three Young Boys Weigh in on the Best Songs of 2011

In Which Three Young Boys Weigh in on the Best Songs of 2011

The year is drawing to a close, which means it's time for us music writers to puff out our chests -- those chests emblazoned with big red "C's" for "critic" -- and be extra insular, bombastic, and pissy. In our…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Day One: Chromeo and Cut Copy Get the Wild Crowds Moving

Treasure Island Day One: Chromeo and Cut Copy Get the Wild Crowds Moving

Cut Copy Chromeo Death From Above 1979, Battles, Dizzee Rascal, YACHT, The Naked & Famous October 15, 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival Better than: Any wanna-be Studio 54 club experience The genius of Treasure Island Music Festival lies in…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: TV on the Radio's Apocalyptic Love, Mike Watt's World, and More

In Print: TV on the Radio's Apocalyptic Love, Mike Watt's World, and More

From SF Weekly's latest print music section:  TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light is also the first TV on the Radio album to be recorded away from the band's comfy boho surroundings in north Brooklyn. And then some:…
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My Battles with Autism Rock -- or Rautism -- at the Great American Music Hall

(Battles at GAMH Nov. 1, note the "roadie") A Music Column by David Downs Hot 2007 New York rock band Battles don't like being called Math Rock, and I don't blame them. After covering their live show Nov. 1…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Battles Erupt at Great American Music Hall

LastNight: Battles Erupt at Great American Music Hall

Update, Sunday Nov. 4: Some video: Click on the photos for a slideshow of a shell-shocking engagement with contemporary New York rock. -- By David Downs…
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Music, All Shook Down Battles Culture-Shocked After Jarring London-Vegoose Flight

Battles Culture-Shocked After Jarring London-Vegoose Flight

“Usually we move more slowly West and get acclimated.” -- Ian Williams By David Downs Gone are the bright lights, blackjack and poolside escapades, Battles is back on the grind. The New York City post-prog rock four piece returns…
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Music, All Shook Down Vegoose Brings 'Bay' Faves Daft Punk, RATM to the Desert: Lucky Bastards

Vegoose Brings 'Bay' Faves Daft Punk, RATM to the Desert: Lucky Bastards

Tomorrow, we promise photos, words and wisdom from our peeps down there. Till then, feast on this interview with the Milky Way's most exciting robot DJs -- Daft Punk From Randall Robert's LA Weekly interview 'Buy It, Use It,…
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Battles Back in San Francisco In November at Great American

More good news for Bay Area fans of fast, technical rock. For those of you who missed their coveted Slim's date, we get em at the Great American Music Hall. Bring your ear plugs! Full release after jump. Thursday --11.1.07…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Battles at Slim's. And Mike Patton!

LastNight: Battles at Slim's. And Mike Patton!

(Photo "The Cute Fanboys Lack Focus" by Ben Rosenberg) Battles at Slim's Better than: The AP Calculus exam I've never been good at pretending to be important, so I wasn't quite sure what to do last night at the…
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Deftones, Battles, Greg Ashley -- ASD's Live Music Picks, July 2

Deftones, 7:30 at the Warfield. $30. “That Saturday Night Wrist confounds all expectations as early as the initial listen isn’t merely a surprise, it’s a revelatory sensation: this is the sound of a band, a band of relative veterans lest…
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