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Music, All Shook Down How Yoshis' SF Failed, and What It Means for the Fillmore Jazz District

How Yoshis' SF Failed, and What It Means for the Fillmore Jazz District

The End of Yoshi's SF: When the San Francisco jazz venue and restaurant Yoshi's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012, its representatives said there was no chance of the club closing -- that the move was only intended to…
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Music, Hidden Agenda Komodo Punks and the Journeyman Balladeer

Komodo Punks and the Journeyman Balladeer

Bodies and Control and Money and Power is the laundry list of a title that introduces the debut album from Washington, D.C., punk band Priests. Each capitalized letter is outlined in white atop a rage-red album cover, and the lyrics…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/23/12: Two Gallants and White Cloud Get Dreamy and Sad at Edinburgh Castle

Live Review, 2/23/12: Two Gallants and White Cloud Get Dreamy and Sad at Edinburgh Castle

Two Gallants White Cloud Greg Ashley Feb. 24, 2012 The Edinburgh Castle Better than: Taking a catnap after daytime drinking in the park. A night of Noise Pop at the cozy Edinburgh Castle put the audience in waves of sleep-like…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Garotas Suecas, Greg Ashley, & Lumerians at Rickshaw Stop

Last Night: Garotas Suecas, Greg Ashley, & Lumerians at Rickshaw Stop

​Garotas Suecas, Greg Ashley, Lumerians Thursday, March 25, 2010 Rickshaw Stop Better than: out of season pineapple and Bebel Gilberto's new cd. The Rickshaw was filled with its usual overwhelming amount of cigarette smoke last night. But instead of causing…
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Music, Let's Get Killed The Dutchess and the Duke break hearts on acoustic strings

The Dutchess and the Duke break hearts on acoustic strings

Breakups can be brutal, but the worst part is the dread before the expected split. Once you're single, your slate is nearly clean. It's when you haven't yet left the comforts of a relationship that a chilling sort of isolation…
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Music, All Shook Down Track of the Day: The Dutchess & The Duke

Track of the Day: The Dutchess & The Duke

Seattle's garage folk due The Dutchess & the Duke claim they wrote their upcoming record, Sunset/Sunrise, with local psych pro Greg Ashley specifically in mind. Ashley produced the follow up to the pair's acclaimed debut, She's the Dutchess, He's the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Their High Royalnesses

Their High Royalnesses

All that time spent in the Seattle punk scene greatly affected Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison, otherwise known as the Dutchess and the Duke. Their voices betray the acoustic duo as weathered road dogs, so even in their most tender…
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Calendar, Night&Day Radio Play

Radio Play

Been itching to check out local acts that have been sopping up local ink while simultaneously supporting UC Berkeley's beloved free-form radio station? Well, the people behind tonight's KALX 45th Anniversary Show definitely have you in mind. The show opens…
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Music, <i>SF Weekly</i> Music Awards 2007 Program

SF Weekly Music Awards 2007 Program

PERFORMERS Brass Mafia As part of San Francisco's Jazz Mafia collective, Brass Mafia brings a unique, improvisation-heavy vibe to its performances. With an emphasis on horns — specifically the tuba — the Brass Mafia is a mobile unit, marching in…
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Music, All Shook Down

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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Summer Guide, Summer Sixties Flashback

Sixties Flashback

Forty years ago, throngs of idealistic youth descended upon San Francisco with flowers in their hair for what is still known as the Summer of Love. That singular season spawned a vibrantly creative local culture, and helped launch a psychedelic…
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Music, Slip Inside This House

Slip Inside This House

City living creates a tendency to shove the music you like into competitions with other attention hogs. When you're just one of a million maggots, hooks that compete with skyscraper cranes and choruses slick as makeup counters can mentally transport…
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Music, Reviewed Brian Glaze|The Cuts

Brian Glaze|The Cuts

Local music maven David Katznelson and his Birdman Records imprint have long embraced sonic wayfarers traveling on the acid-fried fringe of music. Two of the label's latest offerings have as much to do with tasty melodies as experimental edginess, though.…
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Music, Reviewed The Gris Gris

The Gris Gris

As much acclaim as musical witch doctor Greg Ashley received for the 2004 debut by his brainchild the Gris Gris -- even snotty, too-cool-for-school Vice magazine gave it a fawning 10 out of 10 -- the group's ambitious new release…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Psychedelic Band

The Gris Gris In order to be a great psychedelic band, you need to be able to sound like the onrushing apocalypse and the sweetest kind of cotton candy, simultaneously. We're talking the aural equivalent of hard drugs, plain…
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Music, Voodoo Chile

Voodoo Chile

The '60s were full of talented songwriters whose lives were as psychedelic as their music. S.F.'s Skip Spence -- an original member of both Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape -- reportedly tore up a recording studio with an ax before…
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