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    Hear This

    Giant Sand Settling to the bottom of a slow-tempo bill like a desert toad in a fish tank full of molasses, Giant Sand's unassuming, off-the-cuff music may have found its perfect niche. Howe Gelb and his inconstant lineup of backing musicians aren...

    by Michael Batty on October 2, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    Art can be measured. Take pop songs, for instance: Just about any old tune can sound at least OK on a car radio, but how many pass the Dishwashing Challenge? Real music can communicate its intensity over the whir of running water, and the collision o...

    by Sarah Vowell on October 2, 1996
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    Rhinestone Cowpie

    Swingin' Doors, Kuntry Kunts, Starlene Bottom of the Hill Sunday, Sept. 22 Though branding is just as popular for lack of cattle among some San Francisco circles, pursuing the country-western lifestyle here seems a dubious prospect. Nonethe...

    by Michael Batty on October 2, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    It was a perfect capitalism moment. I was riding the 21 Hayes bus home up Market, reading Lee Friedlander's introduction to his new book of photographs The Desert Seen (D.A.P.). He writes, "I stumbled into adolescence having been bitten by the myster...

    by Sarah Vowell on September 25, 1996
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    The House of Tudor

    The Exotic Dancer's Alliance (EDA) is a nonprofit collective organized to protect the civil, human, and labor rights of sex industry workers, right down to those cleaning off the poles at routine's end. The issues are things like overtime pay, sexual...

    by Silke Tudor on September 25, 1996
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    Out There - A guide to the explosive new avant-jazz scene

    The Bay Area's full-throttle improvised music community took a hit in the summer of '95 when a firetruck crashed through the front windows of Radio Valencia Cafe. The freak accident sidelined the city's avant-garde jazz scene's cornerstone Sunday mus...

    by Sam Prestianni on September 25, 1996
  • Article

    Hear This

    Junior Brown The surface appeal of Austin's Junior Brown is manifold -- the jokey album titles (Guit With It, Junior High), the chuckling lyrics ("You're wanted by the po-lice and my wife thinks you're dead"), the classic country voice that sound...

    by Sarah Vowell on September 25, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    Sunday night and the Metronome Ballroom's City Lights Ball is a flurry of brightly colored tulle and billowing feathers. It's Strictly Ballroom made flesh: A half-dozen well-postured gentlemen in tails twirling their shimmering partners across a high...

    by Silke Tudor on September 25, 1996
  • Article

    Hear This

    Smog/Guv'ner/Cat Power Smog is Sacramento's Bill Callahan, a nice, quiet boy with a murderous streak as long as his dense discography. Cat Power is Chan Marshall, an anxious Southern-belle newcomer whose psyche seems to be made of fine china. Eve...

    by James Sullivan on September 25, 1996
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    SF Weekly Picks

    Wednesday, September 18 The Krinkles are something like demonic clowns standing on their heads singing into a running garbage disposal that is actually a tunnel into another universe. Their latest 7-inch, which includes such gorgeous little ditti...

    by Silke Tudor on September 18, 1996
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    It's a Bi-Fi World - Notes on the American Mountain Goat

    This week's music feature takes us into the animal kingdom with a special guest, Gene Schoonveld, regional biologist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The featured animal is the Rocky Mountain goat. Schoonveld reports that the white and fuzzy 30...

    by Jeff Stark on September 18, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    The sweet, comforting scent of burning incense wafts through the door of Nickie's BBQ every Monday night. The aroma is Nag Champa, a fragrance favored at the weekly Grateful Dead night held at this intimate Lower Haight nightspot -- it smells like De...

    by Silke Tudor on September 18, 1996
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    Recordings

    Various Artists Supernatural Fairy Tales: The Progressive Rock Era, Volume 1 (Rhino) Despite having sunk deeper than the Atlantean groves often depicted in its album art, progressive rock still has its apologists. Liner notes for Supernat...

    by Sarah Vowell on September 18, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    Long-distance love affair by cassette tape: It happened to me. While digital romances grow increasingly common, our strange fling was quaintly analog. Oh, we talked on the phone for hours and enjoyed the occasional mushy rendezvous in the flesh at ai...

    by Sarah Vowell on September 18, 1996
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    Samples

    Rumors There were more rumors than hangovers in the wake of this year's Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Most of the prattle surrounded two events: a motorcycle accident that killed one man, and a reckless driver who plowed ove...

    by Jeff Stark on September 11, 1996
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    SF Weekly Picks

    Wednesday, September 11 Bluetones Not sick of Britpop yet? Well, that's good because England's got plenty more where that came from. The Bluetones have a decidedly Northern sound (a la the Stone Roses), although they come from London. That just m...

    by Silke Tudor on September 11, 1996
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    Recordings

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Songs and Music From the Motion Picture "She's the One" (Warner Bros.) One thing can be said in praise of this soundtrack: It is indeed a soundtrack. Scads of recent movie scores are force-fed hot singles i...

    by Sarah Vowell on September 11, 1996
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    Night Crawler

    Bundles of colorful balloons mark the entrance to Big Top 23, a dusty circus midway nestled in the heart of an industrial, waterside district alongside the Islais Creek Channel. From the street the grounds present a tranquil and wholesome picture: Mu...

    by Silke Tudor on September 11, 1996
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    Suspicious Minds

    A small man on a big stage looks and sounds far, far away. It's not just physical distance that separates him from the rest of us. Years and years stand between, blocking his little flailing limbs so that they could never touch us. His words melt int...

    by Sarah Vowell on September 11, 1996
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    What Wynton Doesn't Hear - Lester Bowie explains

    In a recent Utne Reader article, grandly titled "The Music of Democracy," neo-conservative Wynton Marsalis blows off the last three decades in the evolution of jazz. He implies that all new-music developments in the years since Coltrane have been dri...

    by Sam Prestianni on September 11, 1996
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