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    Music, Film School

    Film School

    Listening to an album for the first time can be like "hanging out" with someone new. You don't know whether an evening will end in a kiss or whether it's just a trip to the movies. Film School's debut LP,…
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    Music, Screw You

    Screw You

    There was a time when local indie rock band Fuck was, if not the flavor of the month, at least a well-hyped spice. Around June 1997, when the quartet released its third record, Pardon My French, on largish indie label…
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    Music, Pop Philosophy

    Pop Philosophy

    Before beginning his set on Friday night, New Zealand singer Chris Knox stood at the lip of the Bottom of the Hill stage and gestured toward a giant ChangeMusic San Francisco banner behind him. "That's pretty ironic," he said, "considering…
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    Riff Raff

    Stick It to the Man The world keeps getting better for the band whose name cannot be spoken. Last week, bicoastal slo-fiers Fuck watched the ink dry on a four-album deal with Matador Records. The label will release the band's…
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    Music,

    Samples

    The Accidental Onanist Behold pandering-as-marketing for classical music (or vice versa): Classical Erotica II. Wow -- old "erotic" symphonic material (including that Lutheran pulse-pounder Johann Sebastian Bach's Air on a G String) repackaged with pictures of Playboy-physiqued pairs of women,…
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    Music,

    By Any Other Name

    Nothing about Fuck makes sense. It's not just the band's name, but that's an obvious place to start. While the four-letter expletive conjures death metal or angry punk rock, no associations could be less accurate. Swapping instruments and vocal duties…
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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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