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    Music, Reviewed Supersystem

    Supersystem

    Is it possible to talk about a band like Supersystem without invoking the term “dancepunk”? Probably not, given its penchant for programmed beats and heavy synthesizer usage, interspersed with throbbing basslines and spindly guitar licks: essential ingredients of the genre.…
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    Music, Reviewed Out Hud

    Out Hud

    So many bland new-wave bands have emerged so far in the '00s that they're beginning to dry up the musical credibility of the original '80s synth-pop and -rock experiments they're ostensibly inspired by. Fischerspooner is supposed to be the New…
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    Music, Say Hallelujah!

    Say Hallelujah!

    Think New York City's "rock renaissance" is all about the Strokes? Think again. The city's other high-profile new band, the Rapture, is one of many that've helped configure a subscene loosely termed "dance punk," which has emerged with a gritty,…
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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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