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Music, All Shook Down A 50-Year-Old Chunk of John Lennon's Hair Can Be Yours for $12,000!

A 50-Year-Old Chunk of John Lennon's Hair Can Be Yours for $12,000!

If John Lennon was your favorite Beatle then you can prove your love for the singer by bidding on a 50-year-old chunk of his hair. The sizeable bundle, which was snipped off in 1966 on the set of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Metal Band Death Angel Reminisces on the '80s and Prepares for Their Upcoming Annual Christmas Shows

Metal Band Death Angel Reminisces on the '80s and Prepares for Their Upcoming Annual Christmas Shows

For metal heads living in the Bay Area in the early to late '80's, the thrash scene here was unrivaled. Metal act, Death Angel, was formed in 1981 by a handful of Filipino cousins, and today still includes founding member…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: When Awful Isn't Such a Bad Thing

Earworm Weekly: When Awful Isn't Such a Bad Thing

I suffer from stereotype threat as much as the next person. After lighting the fuse of last week's column and weathering the social media firecrackers I touched off, I found that I'd become a hard act to follow. More…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy 50th Anniversary, <i>Rubber Soul</i>!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Rubber Soul!

Today is Britney Spears’ 34th birthday, and while it’s fun to speculate what might be going through her mind now that she’s a year from aging out of the 18-35 demo, it’s also the day of another memorable rock milestone.…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

It's not that I hate the Beatles, per se. It's simply that I've already heard the entirety of their extensive catalog enough to last the rest of my lifetime. This decision isn't about quality or significance: it’s about ubiquity.…
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Music, All Shook Down Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

The Human Condition, a San Francisco-based acoustic band which describes its sound as "purplegrass," releases a new album tonight, Oct. 8, at Great American Music Hall. The band consists of Mark Joseph, 32, Nathan Harris, 31, David McEnulty, 33, and Dan…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

While the annual round of always-quotable, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are coming up first today, elsewhere this week, things have erred on the dark side. From Cyndi Lauper shaming senators for their homophobia and Lauren Mayberry standing…
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Music, All Shook Down Rock 'n' Roll Muse Pattie Boyd Offers New Look at '60s Icons in "Like a Rainbow"

Rock 'n' Roll Muse Pattie Boyd Offers New Look at '60s Icons in "Like a Rainbow"

Some 45 years after the Beatles split, everything to say seems to have been said. But in a new exhibit that opens today in San Francisco, Pattie Boyd offers a new look into the private lives of some of…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After months of rumors — and some last-minute fears it might not materialize — Paul McCartney announced an Aug. 14 concert at Candlestick Park, bidding farewell to the retiring stadium. His show will echo another milestone performance played…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle There are no cynics at music festivals when Paul McCartney unfurls Beatles classics like "Hey Jude," "Daytripper," and "Helter Skelter." There are only fans. Macca's headlining set Friday reconnected thousands with the most important rock band of all time,…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West Thinks He's God -- Here Are Four Other Musicians Who Think They Are, Too

Kanye West Thinks He's God -- Here Are Four Other Musicians Who Think They Are, Too

We all know that story about how mad people got when John Lennon said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." There was uproar! There were banners! There were protests! But these days, musicians have the audacity to compare themselves…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Has Visions of Ferlinghetti at Columbus Cafe

Bouncer Has Visions of Ferlinghetti at Columbus Cafe

Though I'm supposed to be a barfly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I hang out at the Beat Museum in North Beach once a week — and with all the characters that go into that place…
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Music, All Shook Down It's 12-12-12, So Here Are Some "12" Songs to Soundtrack Your Day

It's 12-12-12, So Here Are Some "12" Songs to Soundtrack Your Day

Welcome to 12-12-12, everybody. Since there won't be another one for 100 years, and since we'll all likely be dead by the time that one happens, we thought it'd be nice to have a special soundtrack for the day…
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Music, Tame Impala Blows Past the Boundaries of Psych-Rock

Tame Impala Blows Past the Boundaries of Psych-Rock

In the past decade or so, psychedelic rock has moved from enjoying cyclical periods of resurgence to a state of perpetual revival, particularly here in the genre's spiritual cradle of San Francisco. This flying of the sonic freak flag both…
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Music, All Shook Down How Feedback Became the Coolest Sound in Rock

How Feedback Became the Coolest Sound in Rock

Kerrraaang! came the sound from behind my wall, in my older brother's bedroom. It was his first weekend home from college and he'd returned to our small Indiana town with new toys: a CD player and a copy of Nirvana's…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After all these years, Blondie's Debbie Harry says she's still not used to seeing her face on T-shirts. In a conversation ahead of her Sept. 10 gig at the Warfield with Devo, Harry fondly remembered her days playing…
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Music, All Shook Down The Beatles Played Their Final Concert 46 Years Ago at Candlestick Park -- And You Can Listen to the Whole Thing

The Beatles Played Their Final Concert 46 Years Ago at Candlestick Park -- And You Can Listen to the Whole Thing

Forty-six years ago today, on Aug. 29, 1966, the Beatles played the final live concert of their careers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Though many of the band's most timeless songs lay ahead of them, this Bay Area live…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Worst Birthday Songs Ever

The Top 5 Worst Birthday Songs Ever

So, 2 Chainz and Kanye West just saw fit to join forces to write a birthday song. Called "Birthday Song." What the ball-sack were they even thinking?It's a well known fact that there are only three birthday-related songs in the history…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" Gets a Digital Makeover

The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" Gets a Digital Makeover

The cultural and social upheaval of the 1960s was so pervasive and palpable that even a child couldn't miss it, especially if that child's parents provided a couple of quarters to see the latest feature-length cartoon. One day in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blue Meanies Beware

Blue Meanies Beware

The cultural and social upheaval of the 1960s was so pervasive and palpable that even a child couldn’t miss it, especially if that child’s parents provided a couple of quarters to see the latest feature-length cartoon. One day in the…
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