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    Music, All Shook Down Monday's Pick: Outsound New Music Summit

    Monday's Pick: Outsound New Music Summit

    ​Outsound New Music Summit: How to Build Your Own SkatchboxCommunity Music Center7 p.m. -- 9 p.m., freeAvant-garde music often intimidates the casual observer: "Do I need an advanced degree in music theory to appreciate squeaks on the proper intellectual level?,"…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits

    Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits

    When experts play the skatchbox, it sounds like an amplified group of rhythmically barfing hamsters, aka awesome. Add to that the instrument's cardboard and plastic-comb construction, and you have a contraption that's intensely alluring to kids of all ages. At…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion

    Five years ago, Sicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia knocked out local improv fans with a series of stunning live shows on his debut West Coast tour. His Mediterranean approach to global-minded musicmaking -- from wistful meditations and pazzo (crazy) jazz to…
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    Hear This

    Experimental Musical Instruments Since 1985, Bart Hopkin has made musical weirdness his passion, tracking down a world full of people for whom standard-issue guitars, pianos, and drums are the start -- but not the end -- of musicmaking. He's put…
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    Hole Deeper (DGC) Hole's long-awaited follow-up to their breakthrough 1994 album Live Through This is a triumphant return unparalleled since Elvis' historic 1968 comeback TV special. But unlike the King, Hole are not trying to prove that they still look…
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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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