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    Not For Stars

    In 2004, local indie rock band For Stars released its fourth LP, It Falls Apart, a daring combination of arty Radiohead-ish rock and achingly pretty folk. But just when the band seemed destined for a major breakthrough, it broke up…
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    For Stars

    On For Stars' last CD, 2001's We Are All Beautiful People, the local outfit sounded like Radiohead's country cousin, its homespun Americana gussied up with sprawling guitars and twitchy electronics. For its fourth LP, It Falls Apart, the group still…
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    Star Gazing

    There seems to be an endless supply of sad-sack troubadours, singers who spill their guts for art and turn personal pain into pretty poetry. Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Mark Eitzel, Elliott Smith: The list is a mile long. Over the…
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    Dark Stars

    Carlos Forster sings like he's praying. Talks like it too, sometimes. And on occasion it seems as though the band he sings and writes songs for, For Stars, isn't really a band at all, because what you notice more than…
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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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