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    Music, The War in Duluth

    The War in Duluth

    When established musicians deviate from an expected aesthetic, they often polarize audiences. Radiohead released its highly experimental departure Kid A in 2000, for example, and critics called it everything from "commercial suicide" to "the most eccentric album ever to debut…
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    Music, High on Low

    High on Low

    I want Alan Sparhawk, the guitarist/vocalist for Low, to give me a serious, emotive answer to my final question, and he knows it. On the phone from his home in freezing Duluth, Minn., he's cracked jokes throughout our entire conversation…
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    Music, Reviewed Low

    Low

    Since its inception in 1994, the slocore outfit Low has fashioned music that could easily put listeners to sleep, its spare instrumentation and long-sustained notes begging for a joint and a comfy chair. If those people did succumb to slumber,…
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    Music, Record Low

    Low

    Low Christmas (Kranky) Low has been cranking out moody, slowcore hits since the early '90s, and yet the band has the nerve to end the decade that embraced it with an album of completely reverent Christmas carols. The group's prolific…
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    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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