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    June 19, 2013
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    February 13, 2013

    SF Beer Week: Wednesday Event Roundup

    It's SF Beer Week humpday! We understand if you're feeling a bit run down. A steady diet of beer can do that. Take it easy today with three events that offer unique, rare beers and don't require a BART ride away from the city. See also: Strong Beer Month -- Your Beer Week Training Regimen SF Beer ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Fujiya & Miyagi on Writing Songs About Child Stars, Soccer Players, and Boredom

    By his own admission, David Best isn't all that great of a singer. As the voice of the Brighton, England-based four-piece Fujiya & Miyagi, Best provides a careful, static presence that works in conjunction with his band's Krautrock-indebted post-punk. He eschews wild notes or anything complicated, a ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    The Top 50 Songs To Get High To

    As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Robyn Hitchcock Looks Back on Looking Back on San Francisco

    Nathan Gallagher​ This Saturday, Robyn Hitchcock plays a solo acoustic set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Look for him at 12:25 p.m. on the Rooster Stage.) Since 1976, Hitchcock has been writing and performing top-flight psychedelic pop, first with the Soft Boys and then as a solo artist of ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Eight Rock 'n' Roll Poop Bombs: Exploring Pop Music and Shit

    Dookie​Three of my sons have reached the age where they've begun exhibiting the symptoms of chronic privy mouth. Shakespeare relished a good poop quip every now and then (see Henry V). Ditto for Marquis de Sade and Geoffrey Chaucer. Graffiti from the buried Roman city of Pompeii featured humor ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011
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    April 11, 2011

    Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

    ​ Henry RollinsApril 9, 2011@ The IndependentEvery 25 minutes or so, Henry Rollins hacks into the mic to clear his throat, like he's about to cough something up, right there on the largely empty stage of the Independent. But it's impossible to get mad -- or even grossed out -- by it when ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    R.I.P. Billy Taylor, Bobby Farrell, and Agathe von Trapp, Musicians Who Died in the Last Days of 2010

    Nothing gets you in the mood to start fresh in a new calendar year like a few last crappy things happening in the last one. Also, bad things come in threes. (Feel free to suggest any relevant truisms I've missed in the comments section.) Anyway, three more musical notables joined the ranks of Guru, ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Listen To This While High: 'Clear Spot' By Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

    ​Hear this while high: "Clear Spot," by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Behind the buzz: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the rock blogosphere's reaction to last week's passing of the great Don Van Vliet is all that genuine grief is on behalf of an artist who hasn't made an album in ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    R.I.P. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, 1941-2010

    Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart​Captain Beefheart, the noted experimental musician and painter born Don Van Vliet, died this morning in California following complications from multiple sclerosis. He was 69. Van Vliet is best known for his 1969 album with the Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica, ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Listen To This While High: 'Android,' by Sacto Proto-Punkers Ozzie

    ​Given numerous (and proliferating) testimonials to cannabis use in its lyrics, it may be safely ventured at this late hour that rock music and marijuana go together like jazz and teacup gin. Racks of rock LPs, even entire sub-genres of the music, reach the ears already reeking of the devil's weed ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    The 10 Worst Answers to 'What Kind of Music Do You Listen To?"

    BrokeNCYDE: All your fears about the younger generation, realized.​It's a terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible question. And a necessary one. Why necessary? Hell, we need some way to talk about the stuff. And it's terrible, obviously, because there's no successful way to answer it ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Q&A w/ The Dead Weather's Jack Lawrence

    Timothy NorrisThe Dead Weather​Jack Lawrence is a hard working rock 'n' roller. He's so busy with his bands--The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, and The Greenhornes--that he he hardly has the time to sleep. The Dead Weather, who are coming to town this week to play two shows at the Fillmore on ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Local Frequency: Bay Area Artist Q&A w/ General Elektriks

    ​Hervé "RV" Salters is best known locally as the keyboardist from Honeycut and a frequent collaborator with fellow Quannum Projects mates Blackalicious. A few years ago, while on downtime from Honeycut, Salters decided to record his first solo effort, Cliquety Kliqk, under the moniker General El ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Track of the Day: Jan & Dean

    I've listened to this track multiple times and I still don't understand what a "Fan Tan" is exactly. With all the drugs going around Los Angeles between 1965 and 1968, though, is it any wonder singers Jan & Dean don't make a whole lotta sense? The song is just one of many "rainbow-wrapped" ditti ... More >>

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    September 12, 2007

    Animal Collective's Panoramic Kingdom

    A casting call of the wild

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    May 30, 2007

    Crawdaddy! Rock

    Influential '60s rock mag returns for the 21st century

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    February 28, 2007


    Visitations (Domino)

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    January 17, 2007

    Songs: Ohio

    Cleveland rocks in the Curtains' West Coast warmth

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    December 28, 2005

    Judy Henske & Jerry Yester

    Farewell Aldebaran

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    November 2, 2005

    A Filipino Dorothy

    The Wizard in a tree

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    August 17, 2005

    The Tao of Poo

    Nerd rock progenitor Three Day Stubble is back. Are you ready to experience the human pee fountain?

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    June 1, 2005

    Into the Woods

    How the riot grrrls of Sleater-Kinney punk'd Keith Moon and Jimi Hendrix

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    December 22, 2004

    The Gospel Truth

    Exquisite noise at Slim's

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    October 1, 2003

    Karmic Chameleon

    Kelley Stoltz's Antique Glow shines with a voice both familiar and unique

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    October 16, 2002

    SF Weekly Music Awards 2002

    A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!

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    May 8, 2002


    Hold Your Horse Is (5 Rue Christine)

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    August 22, 2001

    End of the Road

    Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project

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    July 11, 2001

    Gang of Four

    Local all-girl outfit Erase Errata finds the common ground between noise and dance music

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    December 15, 1999


    Static Disposal

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    October 13, 1999

    Thinkin' One Thing and Doin' Another

    Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith have paid Miles Davis the highest honor: They've interpreted his fusion work by refusing to imitate it

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    August 25, 1999

    Out of Their Heads

    What is the Brian Jonestown Massacre doing in L.A.? Same thing they were in San Francisco -- causing trouble.

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    July 7, 1999
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    June 23, 1999
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    July 24, 1996
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    May 8, 1996

    Mercury Falling

    For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.

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