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    Who's Next

    When Josh Smith started the Fucking Champs back in 1992, there was no alterna-metal scene. Sure, there were acts like Tool and Korn making life in the 'burbs safe for heshers, but the indie world sniffed its nose at the…
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    Music, Reviewed Drunk Horse

    Drunk Horse

    Though Drunk Horse is often lumped in with the Sabbath-worshipping stoner-rock hordes that the band's original label, Man's Ruin, was responsible for releasing indiscriminately, the Oakland quartet has always genuflected at the altar of ballsy, Southern-fried boogie. Evoking the chugging…
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    Music, Heavy Mental

    Heavy Mental

    Heavy metal is primped boys in spandex delivering shrieking, operatic vocals, pseudo-classical electric guitar wankery, and 20-minute drum solos. It's VH1 rockumentaries, underage hesher groupies, and 40,000-seat stadiums. It's big riffs, badass lyrics, and boobs uncovered for the cameras. What…
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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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