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    Beat the Press

    A Most Indelicate Subject It was 1968 and Larry Hatfield was frustrated. He was working for UPI in Washington, but the news agency wouldn't send him to report from Vietnam. "They kept promising and promising. I got fed up and…
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    Calendar, Night&Day

    Liver Than You'll Ever Be

    Mighty Marty Perez, the rock photographer, grew up in Chicago, but got his start in Seattle in the crucial late '80s, as the American independent scene flourished; Perez became the court shooter for the fabulous Young Fresh Fellows. Then he…
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    Second Time Around

    Dont Look Back "I am another," wrote Rimbaud. There is perhaps no better documentary of the separation of self from self than Dont Look Back, D.A. Pennebaker's portrait of Bob Dylan just before the flood. On the surface, it's a…
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    News, Letters


    Another Wyman Fan Congrats Bill Wyman on an uninspiring, unoriginal hack job on the Rolling Stones ("Through the Past ," Music, Oct. 1). Just what this city needs, another PC-butt-kissing journalist. Dig it, Billy, nothing in your boring article told…
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    Hear This

    Iris DeMent The electrifying pleasure that Iris DeMent can at her best deliver has something to do with the tension between her archaic yodel of a voice and the striking modernity of some of her subjects. Nothing Gen-X, you understand,…
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    News, Feature

    Last of the Independents

    Stanford Possibly the most perfectly realized filmgoing experience in the Bay Area is Palo Alto's Stanford Theater. It's been restored to something close to an exact reproduction of its 1920s origins. The seats are roomy and comfy. The atmosphere is…
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    Hear This

    Ed's Redeeming Qualities Beyond the goofy stuff -- the irrepressible clarinet and ukulele, the resolutely off-key voice of Dan Leone -- an assertive plainness and a repressed musicality inform Ed's Redeeming Qualities' new album, At the Fish & Game Club.…
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    Galaxie 500 (Rykodisc) Between 1988 and 1990, Galaxie 500 made three beautiful albums awash in spacey, psychedelic pop. Then, for five years, after singer/guitarist Dean Wareham ditched the rhythm section (for Luna) and Galaxie's label, Rough Trade, went bankrupt in…
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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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