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2006 Stories by Eric K. Arnold

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  • It Was a Year Of ...

    published December 20, 2006

    In case you haven't been paying attention, we're here to remind you that it's that time again. As December gets tossed away like so many holiday... More >>

  • Live Wires

    published December 20, 2006

    Before we toss our 2006 calendars, it's time for a little eggnog-induced reflection on what went down on stage — or on the tour bus between... More >>

  • Boss S-O-V

    published November 8, 2006

    Lady Sovereign is a one-woman British Invasion. In the past two years, the 5-foot-1 English rapper has gone from an anonymous MC posting... More >>

  • Hip Hop 101: the Underdogs/Alt-Rock 101: the Secret of Their Overseas Success/ DJ Culture 101: the Critical Mash Honors Club

    published October 18, 2006

    The Coup, Every Move a Picture, Scissors for Lefty, Birdmonster, and DJs Adrian & the Mysterious D will be performing at the SF Weekly Music... More >>

  • Zion-I & the Grouch

    published October 18, 2006

    "The beat knocks from my head to my cheap socks," the Grouch declares on "Hit 'Em"; MC Zion proclaims he's "rough and rugged, how you love it,... More >>

  • Double Gizzle in the Hizzle

    published October 11, 2006

    With a blunt in one hand and a mic in the other, Snoop Dogg stood behind the DJ booth at hip, urban nightspot Loft 11 last week. Dressed in a... More >>

  • Out of the Shadow

    published September 13, 2006

    Getting a face-to-face interview with DJ Shadow is, well, a somewhat shadowy pursuit. Weeks of tersely worded e-mail communiques with his New... More >>

  • Zion-I get "Paid" again

    published September 13, 2006

    Influential industrial act Nitzer Ebb outsnarled one-time tourmates Depeche Mode in terms of intensity and groove, but it never had the... More >>

  • A Decade of Dub

    published August 30, 2006

    Mission District mainstay the Elbo Room features a highly eclectic selection of sounds, an ever-rotating amalgamation of salsa, metal, rockabilly,... More >>

  • Traxamillion

    published August 16, 2006

    Somewhat underappreciated in the rise of the hyphy movement has been the contributions of local producers to the sound; when Lil Jon helmed E-40's... More >>

  • Strange Fruit Project

    published August 9, 2006

    Strange Fruit Project hails from Texas, but apart from the twangy accents, the group sounds nothing like Houston's chopped and screwed thugs and... More >>

  • Z-Trip's second-homecoming

    published July 19, 2006

    The ongoing love affair between genre-busting maestro DJ Z-Trip and his fiercely loyal fans in the Bay Area started almost 10 years ago.... More >>

  • We Are the World

    published June 14, 2006

    The rooftop terrace of the upscale Mission District eatery Medjool, with its urbanized Middle Eastern atmosphere and sweeping views, makes an... More >>

  • XLR8R magazine celebrates its lucky 13

    published May 17, 2006

    One of the biggest surprises at this year's Noise Pop Festival was the performance of local supergroup Honeycut. Featuring vocalist Bart... More >>

  • Beat This

    published May 3, 2006

    Think it's easy being a dope producer? Think again. Sure, it may seem like fun to make blazing tracks for MCs to spit over and moody, instrumental... More >>

  • Dhamaal celebrates lucky number seven

    published April 26, 2006

    Since moving to San Francisco in 2002, one-man-band the Genie (AKA Luis Monterrosa) has collaborated with like-minded,... More >>

  • Funk, Revisited

    published April 12, 2006

    "This is the shit. This is what it's all about," says a scruffy-faced "Cool" Chris Veltri. The fabled crate-digger and proprietor of SF's... More >>

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