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    A Boston-based gang of indie rockers reveling in '80s hair metal, Bang Camaro comes off like the infernal spawn of the Polyphonic Spree and Def Leppard. Employing a choir of up to 15 lead singers — each armed with a…
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    Music, Reviewed Nina Nastasia

    Nina Nastasia

    You don't have to have lived in New York City to appreciate Nina Nastasia's fourth album, but it helps. It helps to imagine autumn arriving in Manhattan, that first crisp day when you feel the chill's bite, and those subsequent…
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    Music, Reviewed Boom Bip

    Boom Bip

    Boom Bip should hire more singers. That's not a knock against his vibrant downtempo instrumentals: Like an interior decorator, he takes disparate sources -- rock guitars and Eastern-flavored synths, laptop beats and a basement drum kit -- and combines them…
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    Calendar, See/Be Seen Nina's Knowledge

    Nina's Knowledge

    THURS 7/24 Most singer/songwriters these days think they're epic novelists, pulling stunts like producing albums stuffed with 70 minutes of verbiage that could have been condensed into 20. Manhattan songstress Nina Nastasia, though, presents herself as an evocative short-story teller…
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    Hear This

    As if coasting down an infinite lonesome highway at midnight, New York City singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia treads a dark path among despair, longing, and the tentative acceptance of both. On her second CD, The Blackened Air, she addresses the vast…
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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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