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2010 Stories by Ron Nachmann

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  • Sub Swara: Show Preview

    published December 15, 2010

    Local crews Slayers Club and Surya Dub are putting on a club night, and they've snagged a couple of American bass music's killer live acts. One... More >>

  • Marlena Shaw is often sampled, but she sounds great on her own

    published September 1, 2010

    You may not instantly recognize Marlena Shaw's name, but you've heard her voice sampled in hip-hop and dance music, or featured in commercials... More >>

  • Lazer Sword: Show Preview

    published August 25, 2010

    As Lazer Sword, producers Low Limit and Lando Kal spearheaded San Francisco's experimental beat scene for a few years. Now that they're... More >>

  • Jogger: Show Preview

    published August 18, 2010

    The beatmaker scene surrounding vaunted Los Angeles club night Low End Theory has not stopped sending San Francisco a steady stream of stoney... More >>

  • Show preview: Carolina Chocolate Drops

    published June 23, 2010

    Most people can't help but associate the banjo with "Dueling Banjos" from the backwoods nightmare film Deliverance. But the Durham,... More >>

  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros think big

    published May 26, 2010

    There's a new attitude in psychedelic pop this decade — think big, as in lots of people sharing the stage. We've seen a growth of... More >>

  • Concert preview: Pete Rock & J. Rocc

    published May 19, 2010

    During hip-hop's golden era in the '90s, New York producer-DJs like Pete Rock highlighted the artistry of '70s soul-jazz and funk by... More >>

  • Clubs preview: Afrolicious anniversary

    published April 28, 2010

    The recent revival of continental African and diasporic sounds in clubs throughout America and Europe didn't happen by accident. DJs like... More >>

  • Shackleton, Eskmo, and EPROM

    published March 3, 2010

    As San Francisco's leftfield bass music scene starts to rival that of London's, it speaks volumes that we're one of four North American cities... More >>

  • Loose Joints

    published February 24, 2010

    For more than two years, the DJ trio of Tom Thump, Damon Bell, and DJ Centipede has offered up Loose Joints, the... More >>

  • Club Foot 30th Anniversary Concert

    published February 10, 2010

    For its six years of existence, Club Foot kept art alive in the San Francisco rock scene. Opened by artist Richard Kelly in 1980, the venue... More >>

  • Stretch Armstrong

    published February 10, 2010

    Few DJs have helped boost dancefloor culture into the 21st century like New Yorker Adrian Bartos. As Stretch Armstrong, he teamed up... More >>

  • DJ Krush

    published January 27, 2010

    While cleaning his desk one day in the early '80s, Tokyo gangster apprentice Ishi Hideaki discovered the severed finger of his best friend... More >>

  • Change the Beat

    published January 13, 2010

    Producer, MC, and DJ Edan Portnoy and vaunted old-school photographer Ricky Powell represent the weird side of hip-hop craft.... More >>

  • Heavyweight Bass Rumble

    published January 6, 2010

    Once upon a time, the concept of world music made people think of hippies and manic music nerds touting the latest in Tuvan throat singing. But... More >>

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