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    Calendar, Night&Day The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    “You awaken, and find yourself locked inside a room. It has a desk, chairs, a carpet — everything seems normal. But on closer inspection you find a series of mysterious codes ...” If that sounds like the opening to a…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Experimenting with Mind-Altering Dance

    Experimenting with Mind-Altering Dance

    Urban Japan is a culture in love with the cutting edge, and in this it shares a singular, pulsating passion with the world of contemporary dance. Where better then to immerse yourself in experimental ecstasy than "Japan Dance Now," a…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    The beauty of Boredoms is that they're anything but. This 20-year-old experimental brainchild of madcap Japanese vocalist Yamatsuka Eye -- who earned considerable avant-garde cred early on from his work with John Zorn's Naked City -- is a veritable freak…
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    Dining, Eat Kobe Seekers

    Kobe Seekers

    The Osaka Grill is a Japanese restaurant in Polk Gulch just down the block from the Galaxy Theater. It's a high-ceilinged, white-on-white, starkly hip establishment where skilled chefs practice the dazzling art of teppanyaki, the slicing and grilling of food.…
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    wednesday july 2 Burning Rubber Americans are still unclear on how to negotiate traffic circles (and around these parts, red lights mean nothing so much as full-speed ahead), but we love the open road, damn it, and few cinematic series…
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    Dead Sea Scrolls

    This weekend, two Pacific Rim bands with markedly different takes on the U.S. play San Francisco: Japan's Angel'in Heavy Syrup, who affectionately reprocess Western psychedelic sounds of the '60s and '70s, and the quasi-legendary Dead C, an obstreperous New Zealand…
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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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