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    For a chamber group with instrumentation that leans to the quiet side -- acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, accordion, piano, field organ, violin, viola -- Tin Hat Trio packs an inordinate amount of musical muscle. Mark Orton, Rob Burger, and Carla…
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    Tin Hat Trio

    Tin Hat TrioHelium(Angel)Tin Hat Trio blew up with the power and exuberance of a firestorm on last year's recording debut Memory Is an Elephant. With an unlikely instrumental core of violin or viola (Carla Kihlstedt), accordion (Rob Burger), and acoustic…
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    Beyond and Back

    In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a popular chamber group combination was guitar, accordion, and violin. In contemporary Argentina and northeastern Brazil, the same group of instruments is the norm for tango and other intimate dance-music forms. In some Italian and Balkan…
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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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