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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Flipper with David Yow Street Eaters Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco October 10, 2015 It made perfect sense that the first ever public performance of pioneering San Francisco noise-punks Flipper with iconic Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard frontman…
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Music, All Shook Down We Talked to Lou Barlow About Anxiety, Ukulele, and His New Solo Album 'Brace the Wave'

We Talked to Lou Barlow About Anxiety, Ukulele, and His New Solo Album 'Brace the Wave'

Lou Barlow doesn’t deal in easy answers. Across his work in Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and a number of other musical projects, including solo releases, Barlow has amassed an astounding catalog of music. Speaking with him, he is cautious to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Wyatt Act: Poetry Style SlamRock at a Dictionary Dance Party

The Wyatt Act: Poetry Style SlamRock at a Dictionary Dance Party

Guinevere Q has long been known 'round these parts to be a fast-talking, no-nonsense, down-to-party mo-fo with no worry of running out of things to say. Anyone involved with the 16th and Mission scene or any of the circles…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A Less-Stoned Best Coast Grows Up (and Into a Great Live Band) at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review: A Less-Stoned Best Coast Grows Up (and Into a Great Live Band) at Bottom of the Hill

Best Coast The She’s Night School Phoebe Bridgers Bottom of the Hill Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 Better than: Drinking a Zima on Venice Beach. First, let me make it clear that the Best Coast of 2015 is not the same…
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Music, Hear This Tiny Moving Parts: Show Preview

Tiny Moving Parts: Show Preview

One of last year's better nouveau-emo releases was Pleasant Living, the sophomore effort from Tiny Moving Parts. The Minnesota trio plies a relatively wholesome brand of confessional angst, one that manages to be simultaneously hysterical and urbane; this split comes…
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Music, All Shook Down Locals' Night: O Presidente, the Tambo Rays, and Hot Flash Heat Wave at Bottom of the Hill

Locals' Night: O Presidente, the Tambo Rays, and Hot Flash Heat Wave at Bottom of the Hill

Three burgeoning local bands bring their talents to Bottom of the Hill this Saturday night, Jan. 10, ushering in 2015 with revelry and infectious guitar hooks. The headliner for the night, O Presidente, is celebrating the release of itssecond…
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Music, All Shook Down Stream Scissors For Lefty's New Record, <i>Bangs & Lashes</i>

Stream Scissors For Lefty's New Record, Bangs & Lashes

Scissors For Lefty is one of those indie bands that's been kicking around San Francisco for long enough, making accessible-yet-lovably-idiosyncratic glam-pop, that it's always seemed just on the precipice of widespread fame and fortune. The dudes' show resume is pretty…
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Music, All Shook Down Cure For Pain: Local Musicians Unite To Help A Friend Fight Cancer

Cure For Pain: Local Musicians Unite To Help A Friend Fight Cancer

This Sunday at the Bottom of the Hill, a muscular line-up of four bruising heavy-rock outfits will be taking the stage to help a fellow musician and artist in his fight against cancer. It’s no news that foul…
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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, All Shook Down Stoner-Rockers Kadavar on Avoiding the Obvious and Recording Without Overdubs

Stoner-Rockers Kadavar on Avoiding the Obvious and Recording Without Overdubs

They may be a more recent addition to the cresting wave of proto-metal obsessed bands paying homage to the classic sounds of the late '60s and early '70s, but Berlin power trio Kadavar has fast become a favorite among discerning…
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Music, Hear This Mondo Drag: Show Preview

Mondo Drag: Show Preview

Where the forefathers of heavy psych and prog-metal left off in the mid '70s, Mondo Drag has picked up today. The Oakland outfit sets Sabbath-y guitars against melodies distorted by echo and phaser effects. These surreal soundscapes are infused with…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F.'s Disastroid Builds Walls of Fuzz That Were Years in the Making

S.F.'s Disastroid Builds Walls of Fuzz That Were Years in the Making

Listening to San Francisco-based Disastroid requires a level of caution generally reserved for an encounter with the devil. The sludge-rock trio conjures wicked melodies and produces walls of fuzz that exude a sinister, magisterial quality: Its music is loud…
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Music, All Shook Down Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?

Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?

From the latest SF Weekly: Bottom of the Hill: Nearly 150 years ago, the corner of 17th and Mississippi in Potrero Hill was home to the Pacific Rolling Mill Co., the largest steel producer on the West Coast. But in…
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Music, Hear This The Ataris: Show Preview

The Ataris: Show Preview

Once upon a time, back in the late 1990s, a sappy quartet of pop-punk boys called the Ataris were beloved across the land, thanks to their knack for writing catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics. By 2001, the adoration had gone…
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Music, Hear This Bottomless Pit: Show Preview

Bottomless Pit: Show Preview

Chicago quartet Bottomless Pit is the beautiful unsmiling creature that grew itself out of the ashes of the exemplary American indie-rock band Silkworm. The Pit is an agile and fitful beast, all ruminative gloom one moment and, well, anthemic gloom…
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Music, Hear This BAGeL Radio 11th Anniversary Party: Show Preview

BAGeL Radio 11th Anniversary Party: Show Preview

For more than a decade now, diehard indie-rock fan Ted Leibowitz has spent his Fridays playing songs from an old MacBook in his Glen Park apartment. His Internet radio show, which he calls 480 Minutes, is a labor of love…
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Music, Hear This A Minor Forest: Show Preview

A Minor Forest: Show Preview

Since the band's last show, 15 years ago at the Great American Music Hall, the idea of A Minor Forest has grown to make more and more sense. Sort of an ironic fate for a group whose number-of-fucks-given quotient always…
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Music, Hear This Earthless: Show Preview

Earthless: Show Preview

Instrumental psych trio Earthless can be excused for taking six years to record a follow-up to 2007's transcendent Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky. With monster drummer Mario Rubalcaba busy playing in hardcore supergroup OFF! as well as the reunited Hot…
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Music, Hear This Coliseum: Show Preview

Coliseum: Show Preview

It's a testament to the dynamic nature of Coliseum that in the band's decade-long career, it has been classified as hardcore, rock 'n' roll, punk, and metal. People have a hard time pinning the Louisville, Ky., trio down, simply because…
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Music, Hear This Whirr: Show Preview

Whirr: Show Preview

Whirr refers to itself as a punk band from Oakland, but even at its most aggressive, Whirr is not textbook punk. The music is loud and layered with thick electric fuzz, but it's also sincere and pensive: There's no mistaking…
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