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    Calendar, Night&Day You Look Like a Hippie, Son

    You Look Like a Hippie, Son

    Depending on the cut, the sweep, and the smell, a beard can signify nearly anything: virility, genius, homelessness, irony, talent with an axe, familiarity with barley and hops or high-level math. Beards also signify God, motor oil, and the backwoods.…
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    Music, Reviewed Iron and Wine

    Iron and Wine

    It used to be that Iron and Wine (aka Sam Beam) relied mostly on negative space — that is, quietness or the absence of sound — to accentuate the simplicity of its lo-fi folk songs. That's not the case with…
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    Music, Reviewed Lou Barlow

    Lou Barlow

    The name Lou Barlow always comes up when discussing low-fidelity indie rock, so it's odd that he's never put out a solo record. A crucial part of Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and early Dinosaur Jr., Barlow has made records by himself…
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    Music, Hear This Hear This

    Hear This

    Beards are threatening to replace Converse and square black glasses as the indie rock accessory du jour. You can thank Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, for that. Expect some newly-5-o'clock-shadowed hipsters to turn out when the bewhiskered Floridian songwriter…
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    Our Endless Numbered Days Iron and Wine With his tangled beard and hushed songs, Sam Beam appears to be a troubadour from the bayou. The truth is just as interesting: he's a cinematography teacher from Miami and a star…
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    Music, OK Then Iron and Wine and Diapers

    Iron and Wine and Diapers

    There are two reasons why a telephone conversation with Sam Beam, the singer/songwriter responsible for the beautiful folk songs of Iron & Wine, is difficult. One: He is such a humble, modest guy that you really can't get him to…
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    Music, Reviewed Iron & Wine

    Iron & Wine

    Fans of the dark and brooding song-poem hailed Iron & Wine's The Creek Drank the Cradle as one of the finest recordings of last year. And for once, the shoegazer crowd got it right. Sam Beam, the six-string slinger and…
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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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