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    Sunshine Prague's Sunshine captivate with a swirl of Joy Division's frigid desolation, Jimi Hendrix's acid rock, the obscurant hardcore gnashing of Heroin and Clikatat Ikatowi, and Aphex Twin's netherworld pulses. Before you say you've seen and h...

    by Dave Clifford on February 4, 1998
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    The House of Tudor

    Aside from guest slots at some progressive clubs, appearances by the "Black Diamond" crew have been distressingly few since the DJs first introduced downbeat and trip hop to San Francisco's club scene in 1995 at the Oddball Lounge. Thankfully, produc...

    by Silke Tudor on February 4, 1998
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    Elliot Humberto Kavee Even hard-core fans tend to hit the john during drum solos at jazz shows. And why not? Some drummers mistake virtuosic self-aggrandizement for an engaging percussion language. It takes a mighty combination of mad skills and ...

    by Sam Prestianni on February 4, 1998
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    Various Artists The Real Bahamas Volumes I & II (Nonesuch) Three decades ago, in the days before world music was called such, the Elektra Nonesuch label created the Explorer Series, releasing several dozen LPs that took listeners around the...

    by Sam Prestianni on February 4, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    Real Life Rock "An obsessive sport" is what D.A. Pennebaker calls cinema verite documentary filmmaking, a line of work he's indulged in for some 40 years. Many of the documentaries that get attention today have missions journalistic (Brother's Keeper...

    by Bill Wyman on February 4, 1998
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    I Hate Myself and Want to Live

    Mark Eitzel Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby (Matador) Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby is the least artful album Mark Eitzel has made. Its songs, mostly acoustic s...

    by Mark Athitakis on February 4, 1998
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    Sixteen Horsepower Low Estate (A&M) Nostalgic music need not be ironic. Or so declare Denver's Sixteen Horsepower with the release of their second full-length album of esoteric, dark hillbilly blues. Opposed to the dissected tones and pilfe...

    by Cath Carroll on January 28, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    This Is How It Works After two years of booking local bands at the monthly "Fillmore Sessions," promoter Joe Paganelli finally sold out the old concert hall. The Jan. 17 show was headlined by Black Lab and supported by Stroke 9 and the Fingers. (The ...

    by Bill Wyman on January 28, 1998
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    Jack DeJohnette Master jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette's music animates the concept of oneness. His airy but impeccably precise cymbal work, effortlessly turning the beat around midtune without disrupting the logical forward motion of the song, is h...

    by Sam Prestianni on January 28, 1998
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    The House of Tudor

    At 45, Gil Scott-Heron can indulge in the smile lines that mark the progress of his three children, but 25 years of unceasing social awareness has left its mark also: His thick hair has turned an untimely, grandfatherly gray, and his ever-willing fro...

    by Silke Tudor on January 28, 1998
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    Damn

    Iris DeMent First Congregational Church, Berkeley Monday, Jan. 19 In an interview last year promoting his Central Park concert, Garth Brooks said that the best country music should be a jarring, discomforting thing: Its greatest power is in...

    by Mark Athitakis on January 28, 1998
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    Busker Do! - Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you

    Mary Lou Lord can have her bangs trimmed or dyed whenever she wants. There's plenty of cash for makeup. A record company will put her in a van and send her around the country. And still, Mary Lou Lord says she doesn't have any money. "Money's go...

    by Jeff Stark on January 28, 1998
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    Jesus Lizard I've seen Jesus Lizard singer David Yow deliriously throw down shot after shot of cheap booze before a gig, prance atop a tiny bar kicking bottles to and fro, then crash backward onto a hardwood floor. I've seen him crowd-surf for ne...

    by Sam Prestianni on January 21, 1998
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    NoMeansNo Canadian exports NoMeansNo are the dadaists of punk rock. Since 1981, brothers Rob and John Wright have carefully crafted songs that drunkenly swagger down the thin line between silly nonsense and abstract genius. For NoMeansNo, songs a...

    by Robert Arriaga on January 21, 1998
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    Stakes Is High - Bay Area hip-hop artists and the art of the hustle

    If the mainstream record industry has taught the Bay Area's sprawling hip-hop community one lesson, it's that the rap game is a hustle easily lost if you play by somebody else's rules. Just ask one of the local acts who won themselves national attent...

    by Victor Haseman on January 21, 1998
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    Night Crawler

    Folsom's Frisson, Ingenues The city glimmers against the freshly scrubbed sky, a chunky intaglio carved into midnight by a passing storm that has left even Folsom Street smelling straight-out-of-the-package. Felicity Terrick clicks down the sidew...

    by Silke Tudor on January 21, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    Talkin' Bob Dylan Academic Conference Blues What the man with the bald pate was talking about was unclear. He was Englishman Christopher Ricks, a professor at Boston University and an author of books on Milton, Tennyson, Eliot, and Beckett. The Stanf...

    by Bill Wyman on January 21, 1998
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    Lesbian Favorites: Women Like Us (Rhino) "Womyn's music" pioneers Alix Dobkin and Cris Williamson strummed their way into Sapphic infamy as part of a separatist movement. Back in the 1970s, these women wrote their own songs, ran their own label...

    by Andi Zeisler on January 21, 1998
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    The House of Tudor

    Slobberbone might be the poor man's Old 97's, but since that show is a couple weeks off, I wholeheartedly recommend this outfit from Denton, Texas, who also know how to whup up a hearty batch of rock 'n' roll with that distinct big horn twang. Slobbe...

    by Silke Tudor on January 21, 1998
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    Jeff Chan The company Jeff Chan keeps on Winds Shifting, his debut on the Asian Improv label, underscores his status as one of the rising twentysomething tenor saxophonists on the local jazz scene. Francis Wong, leading saxophonist of the Bay Are...

    by Sam Prestianni on January 14, 1998
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