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    Music, Hear This Skatalites: Show Preview

    Skatalites: Show Preview

    During the revolutionary '60s, the Skatalites first proselytized "Freedom Sound," a positive-vibration combo of groovy beats, soulful horns, and improvised solos. Their breezy international approach to dance music fused island sounds like calypso with American R&B. Hardcore Bob Marley fans…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Rock Steady

    Rock Steady

    Jamaican band the Skatalites started playing together as teenagers 46 years ago and never quit. Along the way, the group invented and popularized ska music — a mix of Jamaican folk, American big-band jazz, and New Orleans R&B — and…
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    Hear This

    Citizen Fish Citizen Fish are not a teen-age ska-punk band made up of glitzy hipsters; nor are they so removed from the music's roots that they think the Skatalites enabled better television reception. Instead, they're an English quartet who helped…
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    The House of Tudor

    Imagine ska as a sort of primordial soup into which someone has cast a big oyster cracker. We are very little, standing at the edge of the bowl. The fourth wave of ska is just beginning to lap at our…
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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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