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    Tijuana No, Psychosomatic, Lodo y Asfalto Since its emergence in the early '80s, Spanish-language rock 'n' roll has fought its way from the streets of Mexico, Latin America, and Spain onto the pop charts. While bands like Mana and Cafe…
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    Dirty Three Horse Stories (Touch and Go) Why Australian instrumentalists Dirty Three should have piqued the interest of higher-profile supporters and tourmates like Pavement, Sonic Youth, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Nick Cave, the Beastie Boys, Beck, and Rickie Lee…
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    Sergio Mendes As the Beatles and Motown blanketed the AM airwaves in the '60s, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 broke onto the charts with a cool samba groove called "Mais Que Nada." An upbeat break from his jazzy bossa nova…
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    Wammies 1996

    SF Weekly's Alternative Music Awards Saturday, November 16, 1996 7:30 p.m. at the Transmission Theater Celebration and Awards Ceremony hosted by M.I.R.V. Live performances by Jim Campilongo, Liar, and the Invisible Skratch Picklz Open-to-the-public Music Showcase starting at 10 p.m.…
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    Chico O'Farrill Though rooted in the secular music of the Congolese, mambo was distinguished by modern Latin big bands (like that of Perez Prado) as a form where brass and sax riffs played against each other. Arrangers like Arturo "Chico"…
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    Tish Hinojosa/Flaco Jimenez/Dr. Loco and His Rockin' Jalapeno Band Texas Chicanos first heard accordions through German and Czech immigrant neighbors, who played polkas and schottisches. Intrigued by the funky squeeze-boxes, they learned the forms and instrumentation; the results evolved into…
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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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