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    Crowning Glory

    On a dark and stormy night just east of Flagstaff, Ariz., after traversing Route 66, the Crown City Rockers pull their beat-up tour van off to the side of the road and into a desolate Motel 6. Upon tricking the…
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    Music, Reviewed Variable Unit

    Variable Unit

    Live hip hop bands have had it tough lately, and for the most part they deserve it. It's hard to feel sorry for any group of able jazz-funk musicians who didn't think audiences would eventually tire of watching them and…
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    Music, Reviewed Dissent


    In its seven years of existence, Mission-based label/studio Wide Hive has mainly applied its back-to-basics recording philosophy to jazz-funkateers (guitarist Calvin Keys and ex-Tower of Power drummer Ron E. Beck) and band-turntablist hybrids (the debut releases by DJ Zeph and…
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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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