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    Track of the Day: Freeman Gheenga

    Imagine that you stayed up all night getting stoned and listening to Boards of Canada, and by the time sun rose, you flipped on Saturday morning cartoons. Your brunchtime brain scramble might sound a little like the remix locals Telepathik Friend mad...

    @ All Shook Down by Ian S. Port on May 12, 2009 @ 1:28 pm
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    Six Degrees Announces New Vieux Farka Toure Album

    African Blues: Vieux Farka Toure SF's esteemed world music label Six Degrees have added to their already enviable track record (which includes Bebel Gilberto, Bossacucanova, Alice Russell, and Cheb I Sabbah) with Fondo, the latest album f...

    @ All Shook Down by Eric Arnold on May 12, 2009 @ 11:54 am
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    Uriah Duffy Band Slaps the Funk Outta Yoshi's

    Bustin' Loose: Uriah Duffy with B'Nai Rebelfront Whitesnake/Lyrics Born bassist Uriah Duffy unveiled his latest project last night at Yoshi's SF - his own outfit, the Uriah Duffy Band. UDB--which features vocalists Joe Bagale and Karen Paige, ...

    @ All Shook Down by Eric Arnold on May 12, 2009 @ 11:33 am
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    Last Night: The Vaselines at Bimbo's

    The Vaselines and the Dutchess & the Duke at Bimbo's 365 Club Monday, May 11, 2009 By Wade Grubbs Better than: Nirvana playing the Vaselines' songs. Really. The Vaselines played their first-ever San Francisco gig Monday night at a packed B...

    @ All Shook Down by Wade Grubbs on May 12, 2009 @ 10:24 am
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    I Heart Street Art: Why Do You Make Street Art?

    Last night, I attended the San Francisco Street Art book release party. Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan (whom we talked to last week) hosted a panel of four street artists. The question first and foremost on everyone's mind: Why do you make street art...

    @ All Shook Down by Allan Hough on May 12, 2009 @ 8:11 am
  • On Land Festival brings sounds from the experimental periphery


    On Land Festival brings sounds from the experimental periphery

    While San Francisco has no shortage of music fests, the artists performing at this weekend's On Land Festival are an especially unusual, esoteric bunch. Over the course of three shows at two venues in two days, 21 artists will perform music from myr...

    by Mike Rowell on September 16, 2009
  • Woodsuck: Crummy festivals I attended in the late '60s and early '70s


    Woodsuck: Crummy festivals I attended in the late '60s and early '70s

    They say that if you remember Woodstock, you weren't there. That's bullshit. I remember it perfectly, and I was there. That's why I don't need all this nostalgic crap they're trying to unload on everybody in honor of the celebration's four-decade an...

    by Ben Westhoff on September 16, 2009
  • Monotonix sets it off


    Monotonix sets it off

    When it comes to packing bodies into rock clubs, it doesn't hurt to have a reputation for kinetic live shows. Tel Aviv's Monotonix is a punk-informed trio amassing a devoted international fan base thanks to constant touring. From the stage, the band...

    by Hannah Levin on September 16, 2009
  • Frightened Rabbit


    Frightened Rabbit

    While the name Frightened Rabbit conjures up disheartening images of timid waifs lamenting lost love with Hallmark diction, this Scottish act packs quite a bite. Sure, the group uses an acoustic guitar accompanied by a trembling voice and has ample ...

    by Brian Moss on September 16, 2009
  • Phoenix



    Despite the American name, Phoenix is a French band. And to further confuse things, the group's fourth and most recent album has a cheeky Viennese nod to it. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix weaves bright, jangly guitar pop; English vocals; and a modern son...

    by Tamara Palmer on September 16, 2009
  • Pet Shop Boys


    Pet Shop Boys

    In March, the Pet Shop Boys released Yes, the British duo's 10th full-length studio album (not including soundtracks, live shows, and compilations). The cover sports a check mark assembled from 11 enlarged, brightly hued pixels, one for each track o...

    by Tony Ware on September 16, 2009
  • Soul Slam IV: Prince vs. Michael Jackson


    Soul Slam IV: Prince vs. Michael Jackson

    So beloved are Prince and Michael Jackson that there are two recurring parties in San Francisco devoted to their funkiness and enduring catalogs. "Prince vs. Michael Jackson," hosted by local label Bomb Records, happens monthly at Madrone Lounge. "S...

    by Tamara Palmer on September 16, 2009
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    Track of the Day: Fischerspooner's R.E.M. Cover

    "Fascinating," was apparently written by Michael Stipe but never put on an R.E.M. album, so Stipe suggested Fischerspooner take a turn with the song. The track is available as an iTunes bonus to FS's new album Entertainment, but you can also give it ...

    @ All Shook Down by Ian S. Port on May 11, 2009 @ 1:23 pm
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    New Forest City Rockers Episode Up Now

    Episode 3 from Eighty Four Films on Vimeo. Jay Howell's animated comedy/musical variety show, Forest City Rockers, has a new episode on offer. His latest work (which includes a crew of actors and animators) has a heavy pizza focus--which means a lo...

    @ All Shook Down by Ian S. Port on May 11, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
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    Left Coast Live Kicks Off Today in San Jose

    Left Coaster: Lyrics Born Do you know the way to San Jose? If you can find your way to the heart of Silicon Valley this week, you're in for a musical treat, as the LeftCoast Live festival gets underway today and continues through May 15. This...

    @ All Shook Down by Eric Arnold on May 11, 2009 @ 12:33 pm
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    SanFran Music Tech Summit Addresses Music Industry's Future

    Next week, on Monday May 18, the Kabuki hotel hosts the SanFran MusicTech Summit, a one-day conference which "brings together the leaders at the convergence of music and technology for a jampacked day of panels, workshops and deal-making." Topics to ...

    @ All Shook Down by Eric Arnold on May 11, 2009 @ 12:16 pm
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    Over the Weekend: How Weird Street Faire, GLAAD Awards and "Gossip" at the Cat Club

    Saturday evening brought SF Weekly's Photobooth duo of Jen and Mike Cash to the Cat Club for "Gossip," a night of Adam Ant vs. The Pirates. If you posed for the camera against a red velvet backdrop you may be in their gallery. Also on Satu...

    @ All Shook Down by Janine Kahn on May 11, 2009 @ 11:15 am
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    Saturday Night: The 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Hilton

    GLAAD Media Awards May 9, 2009 The Hilton Review and sketches by Evan James Better than: All six volumes of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. So much great writing has been done about gay media awards shows--The Soun...

    @ All Shook Down by Evan James on May 11, 2009 @ 1:03 am
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    Saturday Night: Jonas Reinhardt, Bronze and More at Amnesia

    Jonas Reinhardt, Bronze, Dzjenghis Khan, Magick Daggers May 9, 2000 at Amnesia Better than: Staying home just because there's a new SNL. There is plenty of room for interesting retreads in pop music as modern bands provide listeners with something...

    @ All Shook Down by Nicholas Gitomer on May 10, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
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    Friday Night: Booker T and Bettye LaVette at the Independent

    Booker T and Bettye LaVette The Independent Friday, May 8, 2009 Last night I saw Booker T. Jones, one of the titans of American music, and it really hit me how much he has contributed to Western pop culture. I was also digging his performance, ...

    @ All Shook Down by Wade Grubbs on May 9, 2009 @ 9:55 pm
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