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    August 1, 2012

    The Top 25 Smiths Songs of All Time, 25 Years After the Band's Split

    Twenty-five years ago today, Johnny Marr disappointed over-thinking 9th graders everywhere by loudly, abruptly leaving The Smiths to begin the journeyman second act of his career. Marr has since continued honing his impeccable ax chops with bands like the The The, The Cribs, and Modest Mouse. Singer ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Get High and Cruise Down McLemore Avenue -- Booker T. & the MGs' Take on Abbey Road

    ​ This Week: Cruise down McLemore Avenue with Booker T. & the MGs​Behind the buzz: Loosened from Stax Records' leaky grip by the recent avalanche of Beatles-related reissues is this 1970 reconfiguration of Abbey Road. As leader of the house band for the Memphis soul giant, Booker T. Jones wa ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy Beatles Albums, Not Beatles Songs

    So now you can download Beatles tracks one-at-a-time on the iTunes store for $1.29. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should, and that's doubly true for the Beatles' music. While some parts of the band's catalog are entirely cherry-pickable, much of the Beatles' work -- especial ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Saturday Night: Paul McCartney at AT&T Park

    Christopher Victorio​Paul McCartney July 10, 2010@AT&T Park Better than: Any live performance of Beatles songs by anyone alive. In between "woooos," "yeeee-hawws," "yay-yeahs," other assorted exclamatory noises, and turns gleefully thrusting his guitar or bass skyward, an energized Paul McCa ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>

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    January 26, 2005
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    September 1, 2004

    The Free Design

    You Could Be Born Again|Stars/Bubbles/Time/Love

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    June 23, 2004

    Chris von Sneidern

    Headful of Words: The Best of CvS, Volume One

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    January 14, 2004


    Rather than whine about themselves, the Decemberists spin archetypal yarns, and indie rockers love them for it

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    March 8, 2000

    Tenor of the Times

    Joshua Redman returns to the Bay Area as SF Jazz tries to prove it's got everything New York has -- and maybe more

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