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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Hot Flash Heat Wave Prove That It's Better When You Work With Friends

Live Review: Hot Flash Heat Wave Prove That It's Better When You Work With Friends

As people slowly flooded into the Chapel last night around 9 p.m. to see Hot Flash Heat Wave’s set, it was clear that the band, through their gnarly sense of humor and charming stage presence, held the audience’s attention…
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Music, All Shook Down The Donkeys Talk San Francisco Burritos, Joshua Tree, and Their Show Tomorrow Night at the Chapel

The Donkeys Talk San Francisco Burritos, Joshua Tree, and Their Show Tomorrow Night at the Chapel

The Donkeys work hard to make laid-back tunes. Across four albums and 11 years, the San Diego quartet has made consistently engaging surf rock, the type of music you’d imagine could be the soundtrack to a sunny late afternoon…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr., Wolf + Lamb, White Visitation and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr., Wolf + Lamb, White Visitation and More

Mighty presents DJ Pierre and Roy Davis Jr. back-to-back at Mighty, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7. $15-$20; mighty119.com The history of electronic music is littered with singular decisions that have had long-lasting repercussions. For example, what if Roland, the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sunday's Finest: A Church Service for the Non-Religious

Sunday's Finest: A Church Service for the Non-Religious

If you love the idea of going to church for some fellowship and music, but aren’t necessarily super-jazzed on the whole organized religion aspect, then break out your Sunday finest on August 2 for San Francisco’s newest non-religious church…
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Music, All Shook Down Go Do This Thing Tonight: Help Cool Ghouls Kick Off Their National Tour at The Chapel

Go Do This Thing Tonight: Help Cool Ghouls Kick Off Their National Tour at The Chapel

Cool Ghouls, who draw from the…
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Music, Unmade Movies: On <i>Talent Night at the Ashram</i>, Sonny and the Sunsets Pen a Messy, Human Soundtrack For Your Mushroom Trip to the Health Food Store

Unmade Movies: On Talent Night at the Ashram, Sonny and the Sunsets Pen a Messy, Human Soundtrack For Your Mushroom Trip to the Health Food Store

Talent Night at the Ashram, the latest offering from San Francisco's Sonny and the Sunsets, continues the band's unpredictable musical journey. It features pumping new-wave dance rock, '60s girl group R&B, and intimate, cinematic ballads, the latter befitting an album…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Seinabo Sey Woos the Chapel in 35 Minutes

Live Review: Seinabo Sey Woos the Chapel in 35 Minutes

Seinabo Sey Feb. 5, 2015 The Chapel While it wasn’t sold out, Thursday night’s Seinabo Sey show at The Chapel sure felt like it was. The rising Swedish soul pop singer (whose name is pronounced “see”) coursed through her recent…
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Music, All Shook Down Allah-Las to Beachify The Chapel Starting Tonight

Allah-Las to Beachify The Chapel Starting Tonight

Toting tubular guitar riffs in surf-rock tunes eerily reminiscent of the legendary Dick Dale (RIP) and harmonies that take a page from a book written by The Mamas & The Papas, the L.A.-based Allah-Las descend upon The Chapel today for…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Thee Oh Sees Perform a Primal Baptism at The Chapel

Live Review: Thee Oh Sees Perform a Primal Baptism at The Chapel

Thee Oh Sees Jack Name Icky Boyfriends Thursday, December 4, 2014 The Chapel Better than: Waxing poetic about the "good ol' days" of San Francisco's music scene. My favorite place in the City to see live shows is The Chapel,…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>Emergency Funk</i>: Help Afrolicious Recover Their Stolen Gear

Emergency Funk: Help Afrolicious Recover Their Stolen Gear

If you've been seeing live music regularly in the city over the past decade, especially in the Mission, chances are you know Afrolicious, the dance-fusion/Afrobeat band that operates as an ever-evolving collective, with brothers Joe "Pleasuremaker" and Oz "Señor Oz"…
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Music, Hear This Angel Olsen: Show Preview

Angel Olsen: Show Preview

For folk musicians who want to truly connect with audiences, sincerity must be job No. 1. In a way more marked than any other genre, great folk is contingent on creating primal, roaring empathy between narrator and listener — which…
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Music, Hear This T Sisters: Show Preview

T Sisters: Show Preview

Oakland's T Sisters mine a vocal tradition that likely dates from the earliest campfire jams: sibling song-making. From first-wave country superstars the Carter Family to bluegrass pioneers the Monroe Brothers, folk music's legendary heroes have often taken advantage of the…
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Music, Hear This Stone Foxes: Show Preview

Stone Foxes: Show Preview

Having started their three-week Chapel residency Nov. 1, the Stone Foxes will be serving up their distinctive brand of blues-infused rock 'n' roll, along with support from some of the finest artists San Francisco has to offer, for one last…
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Music, Hear This Cibo Matto: Show Preview

Cibo Matto: Show Preview

Ever experienced something and not been certain whether it's a joke or meant to be taken seriously? Cibo Matto's "Deja Vu" — song and video alike — sure fits that bill. The clip features Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori, the…
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Music, All Shook Down International Music Fest Culture Collide Makes Its S.F. Debut

International Music Fest Culture Collide Makes Its S.F. Debut

Haven't you heard? SXSW is sold out (not the kind of sold out where you can't buy tickets anymore, but the kind of sold out where you shouldn't buy tickets because it's not cool).  Enter Culture Collide, a music festival…
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Music, Hear This Yppah: Show Preview

Yppah: Show Preview

Yppah — the recommended pronunciation is "yippah," but say it however makes you happy — is the stage name of Long Beach-based sound impressionist Joe Corrales Jr., whose film score-ready productions marry busily skittering electro breaks and a palette of…
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Music, Free to Burn: High on Fire on the Rise of the Sponsored Tour and the Band's Next Album

Free to Burn: High on Fire on the Rise of the Sponsored Tour and the Band's Next Album

Is Oakland's High on Fire the best metal band in the Bay Area? The monolithically heavy power trio founded in 1998 by guitarist Matt Pike (already a local legend thanks to his work with dope-centric Sabbath worshippers Sleep) and ferocious…
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Music, Hear This King Khan & the Shrines: Show Preview

King Khan & the Shrines: Show Preview

With membership in multiple hell-raising bands, outlandish press photographs aplenty, a daring, off-kilter stage presence, and statements like "When I tour, I'm neither homosexual or heterosexual — I'm hobo-sexual" to his name, King Khan is one of the true characters…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: S.F. Feminist Punks Frightwig Battle the "War on Women"

Watch: S.F. Feminist Punks Frightwig Battle the "War on Women"

San Francisco's Frightwig has been fighting the battles of feminism since the early 1980s. Never subtle, always in your face, Frightwig gave songs titles like "My Crotch Does Not Say Go" and invited men in the audience to come onstage…
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Music, Hear This Comics Issue 2014: Dawn of Midi: Show Preview

Comics Issue 2014: Dawn of Midi: Show Preview

Ian S. Port and Jim Kettner visualize the startlingly powerful minimalism of avant-jazz trio Dawn of Midi. Click here to read a larger version of this comic and the rest of SF Weekly's Comics Issue.…
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