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  • This Week, the Everlasting Les Claypool Rings in 20 Years of Weird New Year's Eve Shows
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    This Week, the Everlasting Les Claypool Rings in 20 Years of Weird New Year's Eve Shows

    published Dec 30, 2010

    ​Think back, grasshopper, project yourself back to the late '80s and the early '90s -- yes, a lifetime ago. Major labels and would-be majors signed tons of bands that could more or less bear the han... More >>

  • For the Sadies, country twang is a family affair

    published November 17, 2010

    Some musicians' parents have disowned them for pursuing careers in music. But that was never a concern for Dallas and Travis Good of the... More >>

  • Apples in Stereo: Show Preview

    published October 27, 2010

    The late 1960s and early '70s saw the mini-phenomenon of "bubblegum music" that sold lots of records and received mucho disdain from "serious"... More >>

  • Wild Nothing: Show Preview

    published September 15, 2010

    Those smitten with the 1980s U.K. new-wave epoch now fondly referred to as "postpunk" — especially My Bloody Valentine, the Cure (circa... More >>

  • Nemeth: Show Preview

    published September 8, 2010

    There is a great tradition of performers walking the line between blues and soul: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, Etta James, and —... More >>

  • Monday's Pick: 'Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos'

    published Aug 30, 2010

    ​'Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos'Yoshi's S.F.8 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10-$18The American melting pot has wrought some mighty odd alloys: Machito and Perez Prado, for example, had the pre-rock 'n' roll generation... More >>

  • Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos: Show Preview

    published August 25, 2010

    The American melting pot has wrought some mighty odd alloys: Machito and Perez Prado, for example, had the pre–rock 'n' roll generations... More >>

  • Wavves' addictive surf-punk makes it king of the beach

    published August 18, 2010

    The youth of today might have trouble wrapping their minds around this, but in the not-so-distant past it was simply not done to listen... More >>

  • Rasputina: Show Preview

    published August 11, 2010

    In 1992, classically trained cellist Melora Creager realized a vision of an all-female string ensemble that functioned as a rock band —... More >>

  • Monday's Pick: Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater

    published Aug 02, 2010

    ​Joanna NewsomRobin PecknoldThe Fox Theater, Oakland8 p.m., $32If Joanna Newsom had emerged in the 1970s, she'd likely have been on the Virgin or Harvest labels with simpatico songster-mavericks Kev... More >>

  • Social Studies: Show Preview

    published August 4, 2010

    Rock 'n' roll began with insolence and aggression; graduated to sophistication, melancholy, and grandiosity; and then went back again. During... More >>

  • Joanna Newsom: Show Preview

    published July 28, 2010

    If Joanna Newsom had emerged in the 1970s, she'd likely have been on the Virgin or Harvest labels with simpatico songster-mavericks... More >>

  • Show preview: Danzig

    published June 23, 2010

    The concepts of paranormal horror and rock 'n' roll often overlap. In the 1950s, R&B singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins jumped from his coffin... More >>

  • Concert preview: Roky Erickson & Okkervil River

    published May 19, 2010

    Roky Erickson, singer for the 1960s Texas psychedelic legends the 13th Floor Elevators, was gravely beset by drug problems and mental... More >>

  • Concert preview: Shelby Lynne

    published April 21, 2010

    Equipped with a sultry voice merging raw anguish and assured elegance, Alabaman Shelby Lynne is a performer who transcends stylistic... More >>

  • What To Do? Monday's Pick: Balkan Beat Box

    published Mar 15, 2010

    ​Balkan Beat Box @ The FillmoreIsrael-to-NYC émigrés Ori Kaplan (sax) and Tamir Muskat (drums, programming) founded Balkan Beat Box, an ensemble dedicated to intermingling traditional sounds of ... More >>

  • Balkan Beat Box

    published March 10, 2010

    Israel-to-NYC émigrés Ori Kaplan (sax) and Tamir Muskat (drums, programming) founded Balkan Beat Box, an ensemble... More >>

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