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    8 1/2 Souvenirs /The Derailers Although you may have a hard time deciding between snakeskin cowboy boots or patent leathers, you've got to put on your dancing shoes for this show, which pairs two of Austin's hottest acts -- 8 1/2 Souvenirs and th...

    by David Cook on July 29, 1998
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    Sex Bomb - Girls Against Boys proves that everything new is old again

    It's all been tried and retried and tried all over again. The guitar-bass-drums format has been explored so often, Rand-McNally sells directions. If it doesn't have Sonic Youth's fingerprints on it, it probably has someone else's. So the worst mistak...

    by Zac Crain on July 29, 1998
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    Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) (Elektra) The story of American folk music is one of dissidents: Woody Guthrie's guitar was a machine that killed fascists; Pete Seeger wrote off an anti-union boss as a wife-b...

    by Jill Stauffer on July 29, 1998
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    Booster Roosters A hole was left in San Francisco's summer music schedule last year when Queenie Taylor, Bonnie Simmons, and SF Weekly Publisher Jim Rizzi decided to postpone SFO, the four-day music festival/convention that Taylor and Simmons had pro...

    by Bill Wyman on July 29, 1998
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    The GREEDY logo boldly printed next to the UPC symbol on the back of Blag Dahlia's first novel suggests the Dwarves' frontman may have discovered as many corporate fucks in the publishing world as he has in the music industry. (GREEDY also released T...

    by Silke Tudor on July 29, 1998
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    "2 the Hardway" Black Diamond -- San Francisco's underground beat horticulturists -- is synonymous with the unusual. Since 1993, the DJ collective of Felix the Dog, Darkhorse, and Laron, along with production genius Cool Lady C, has pushed the de...

    by Robert Arriaga on July 29, 1998
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    Downsized On Wednesday morning, July 15, Annie O'Toole, longtime talent buyer at the Great American Music Hall, was informed by the five partners behind the venue that she would no longer be needed. "I was totally floored," says O'Toole. "I was told ...

    by Bill Wyman on July 22, 1998
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    In eighth grade there was nothing more exciting than loading up on squirt guns, white rice, and garter belts for midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Strand. That theater's since devolved into an all-day porno palace, but back th...

    by Silke Tudor on July 22, 1998
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    The Monorchid Who Put Out the Fire? (Touch and Go) The existential angst of ineffectual white males is well past new or interesting. The flood of emotional navel-gazing drenching the world of indie rock is a scourge of banal personal misery...

    by Michael Ullman on July 22, 1998
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    North Beach Jazz Festival Since the deaths of John Coltrane and Albert Ayler in the late 1960s, it's difficult to say who's been the most important tenor saxophone player of the free jazz movement. But perhaps no one's been more influential than ...

    by David Cook on July 22, 1998
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    When Rock 'n' Roll Forgets - S.F.'s Richie Unterberger writes about the greatest musicians you've never heard of

    Richie Unterberger gave himself one of the best jobs in rock journalism. A few years back, the San Francisco author and former editor of Option began working on a book about cult rockers -- Nick Drake, the Creation, Young Marble Giants. The stories o...

    by Jeff Stark on July 22, 1998
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    Here comes another dose of that crazy Up Up Sound, that freaked-out psycho-surf groove perfected by those headhunting, hot rod-pushing traders of trash -- the five-and-only Bomboras. Their latest sonic adventure, Head Shrinkin' Fun, is an interplanet...

    by Silke Tudor on July 15, 1998
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    The Latest From SOMA: Of Course! The Irish! Legislation before the S.F. supervisors could end the battle over the future of SOMA's 11th Street corridor by creating a Bourbon Street-style urban club center. For the last six months, cops, club owners, ...

    by Bill Wyman on July 15, 1998
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    Brian Wilson, Reconstructed - For his first solo album in a decade, the creative force behind the Beach Boys recovers both himself and his music (sort of)

    Everybody's trying to get a smile out of Brian Wilson. He's nearing the end of a photo session, sitting on a stool in the spacious, cluttered garage of his Los Angeles home, and his face is like iron. The photographer is running him through a series ...

    by Mark Athitakis on July 15, 1998
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    The Push Kings On Far Places, the second full-length from the Boston-based Push Kings, the band uses age-old tricks -- perky beats, sing-along choruses, sticky-sweet vocal melodies -- to produce pop demihits. But the band rescues what is essentia...

    by Jeff Stark on July 15, 1998
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    In May, a sudden explosion ripped through a 19th Avenue apartment, tearing the building off of its foundation and driving one resident through his wall into the garage of a neighbor. The blast and ensuing fire -- caused by a hidden reserve of illegal...

    by Silke Tudor on July 8, 1998
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    Scenes From the Fleadh Intrepid Riff Raff correspondent Heather Wisner brought along her camera to the Guinness Fleadh Festival at San Jose Stadium last week. Her findings: Guinness + hot sun + stupid people = drunken mess. Below, Wisner offers proof...

    by Bill Wyman on July 8, 1998
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    Lucinda Williams (Koch International) Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury) There's a 10-year gap between Lucinda Williams' self-titled third record and her fifth, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Both are brilliant, alth...

    by Dave McCoy on July 8, 1998
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    The Rhythm Method - Andre Williams is still doing down and dirty

    "My songs are damn shady, because I am a shady person," Mr. Rhythm is saying. "Truth is, all of us are; it's just that some of us haven't come out of the garbage yet." Though it's hard to imagine anyone at New York's smoke-filled Acme Underground...

    by Rex Doane on July 8, 1998
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    Wayne Hancock Because the world of country swing and rockabilly is overrun with singers offering more tired cliches about fast lovin' and hard drinkin', it's worth noting that one of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's best songs, "Double A Daddy," celeb...

    by Mark Athitakis on July 8, 1998
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