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    Music, Reviewed The Robot Ate Me

    The Robot Ate Me

    While it may seem like a stretch, the Robot Ate Me has made a charming concept album about racism, genocide, and a Jesus/Hitler fuck session. The San Diego trio's second release is actually a two-disc affair: the aforementioned concept LP,…
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    Music, (The Real) Tuesday Weld

    (The Real) Tuesday Weld

    Some songwriters can't sing about love without the use of noxiously sweet clichés and greeting-card metaphors. Stephen Coates -- aka (The Real) Tuesday Weld -- has a stranger problem. He can't sing about love without pondering death. To wit: his…
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    Music, Personal Best

    Personal Best

    For 11 months out of the year, music writers drift along, listening to new albums, thumbing through old ones, poking around for something odd, exciting, different. Then comes December, and we're suddenly called upon to put the musical experiences of…
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    wednesday april 3 Blood Ties William Klein's beautiful and disturbing '50s N.Y. street photos often show boys shooting toy guns and imagining other acts of violence. In the documentary Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, Klein's examination of masculinity shifts to manhood…
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    wednesday december 13 Portrait of Oscar Today they're called soundbites, but once upon a time they were epigrams, and Oscar Wilde had a knack for them. "It is an odd thing," Wilde wrote, "but everyone who disappears is said to…
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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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