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    Kim Gordon continues a New York tradition

    Kim Gordon personifies New York cool so completely that fans often forget she is a Los Angeles transplant. But in 1979, when the future Sonic Youth co-founder was frequenting loft parties, she was the new girl in town. "At the…
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    Though you won't find his name in the popular discographical guides to jazz and classical, Fred Frith has influenced countless creative players who long to push music beyond the status quo. From his groundbreaking work in the '70s British art-rock…
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    John Zorn, Mike Patton, Ikue Mori Saxophonist John Zorn first catapulted to improv infamy in the '70s by introducing birdcalls -- crow, goose, duck -- into his experimental arsenal of raw but deliberate sound-making techniques. A renegade artist who pumps…
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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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