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

Wednesday, Oct 17 2012


• At the Treasure Island Music Festival, bands competed with sparkling weather and sweeping views for the crowd's attention. We loved Grimes' freaky beats, the full-frontal assault of Ty Segall, Public Enemy's thundering social consciousness, and the sleek rhythms of M83. And that Sunday sunset was incredible.

• Local rappers Antwon and Main Attrakionz headlined a punk show at 924 Gilman, bringing together a bunch of different crowds for a peaceful and fun night. The hulking Antwon brought a fearless, sweat-dripping energy to his set that was probably the punkest performance of all.

• Oh, SF MusicTech Summit. We tolerate your schmoozing, enjoy your predictions, and are fascinated by your explorations into digital-era arcana. But what we really love is when all your tech people start swearing at each other.


The Smashing Pumpkins — or, Billy Corgan and his band of whippersnappers — gave an S.F. crowd a very large helping of the band's so-so new album, Oceania. But they didn't get to any old songs until the encore — and that was clearly what most of the veteran fans wanted.

• And here's Chris Webby with the worst new song of the week, "Wait a Minute," in which he compares all women (unfavorably) to his mother, and collaborator Kid Ink tries his best money-grubbing Mitt Romney impression. Ugh.

• After 14 million ad-filled YouTube views, how much money do you think the Dead Kennedys should've received from the site's revenue-sharing program? Guitarist East Bay Ray says the group has only seen a few hundred dollars — and no explanatory math. That seems off to us.

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