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    October 21, 2013

    Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island, 10/19/13

    Atoms for Peace Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival Every festival needs a "slam dunk" act, and for Saturday at Treasure Island, Atoms for Peace served that purpose. The combination was irresistible. Thom Yorke, Flea, and their never-fail roll call of producers, percussionists, a ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Sparks Win Over the Chapel With Minimalism, 4/9/13

    Sparks Tuesday, April 9, 2013 The Chapel Better than: Going all the way to Coachella to see them! If you don't know about Sparks, here are the essentials: - The band is led by the two Mael brothers. Ronald on keyboards and Russell on vocals. - They have been around for 40 years and have released 2 ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Outside Lands 2013: Five Bands To Expect on the Lineup

    It's official: The Outside Lands lineup will be announced a week from today, on April 16, 2013. And while some hints about this year's bill have spilled out on the Internet so far, it seems high time to round up what we know so far. Here, then are six artists we're pretty sure are on the 2013 Outsid ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Bay Area DJs Battle It Out at the Red Bull Thre3style Contest, 1/24/13

    The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 The Independent Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Live Review, 6/28/12: Avicii at Bill Graham Civic: This Is Why America Likes EDM

    Avicii Thursday, June 28, 2012 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Better than: Dancing in a small, dark basement with people who obsess over rare music. Ha! No, it wasn't better than that at all. Up at the top of a very large model of the human head, just inside what would be the scalp, 22-year-old Swe ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012
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    March 28, 2012

    A Smart Aleck with Rhymes

    Meet K.Flay, the Stanford grad who might be the Bay's next big female rapper

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    November 8, 2011

    Souls of Mischief's A-Plus Reviews His Own Discography

    A-Plus​As part of the mighty Souls of Mischief crew, A-Plus ushered in a new style of Bay Area rap with the group's breezy and effortless "'93 'Til Infinity" anthem. Also a mainstay in the Hieroglyphics movement, the rapper and producer has been involved with releases from Del, Pep Love, and C ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Kreyshawn the Class Warrior Returns to Hate On Cokehead Bitches in "Rich Whores"

    Kreayshawn, class warrior?​ The first listen was rip-our-fingernails-out awful, but about halfway through our second tour of today's new Kreayshawn single, "Rich Whores," we unwittingly found ourselves rooting for it. Really. And we didn't feel too good about that either -- until it hit us tha ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    After 20 Years, the Vinyl Still Spins -- And Sells -- at Groove Merchant Records

    Ian S. PortGroove Merchant owner Chris Veltri with a rare record.​Chris Veltri stands behind the cluttered wood counter at Groove Merchant record store. Dressed in a navy peacoat and Levis, with sandy blond bangs draped over his blue eyes, he watches three customers browse his small Lower Haight s ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Last Night: Tim and Eric, Neil Hamburger at Sketchfest

    Danielle Hall​Tim and Eric: Pussy Whip Gang Bang, Neil Hamburger January 14, 2010 Mezzanine Better than: Watching This is Spinal Tap for the millionth time. "Q: What do you get when you put a penny in the asshole of each of the members of Smash Mouth? A: Nickelback." This was just one of many ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Fish & Farm's Chad Newton: The SFoodie Interview

    C. NewtonChad Newton: Wants Gordon to keep yelling.​Growing up in Mountain View, Chad Newton got a taste of restaurant glory via family trips to Stars, Jeremiah Tower's watershed Cali brasserie. "I used to always gravitate toward the regular menu, not the kid's menu," Newton said. He graduated ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007
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    November 15, 2006

    Radical Chick

    You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing

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    July 26, 2006

    Player's Club

    Which Oakland outfit will hit superstardom first?

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    July 13, 2005

    I Ain't No Holocaust Girl

    Shuffleboard at the El Rio and why calling your boss a Nazi is pass

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    December 10, 2003

    Kings of the Stone Age

    A quarter-century ago, the Weirdos jump-started West Coast punk. Now they're back.

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    October 22, 2003


    Don't hate me because I'm corporate

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    December 24, 2002

    Love Plus One

    Or five ways to make existing groups that much more super

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    December 15, 1999

    Still a Beautiful Mess

    Once considered just another L.A. rock casualty, former Thelonious Monster leader Bob Forrest returns to the land of the living with the Bicycle Thief

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    August 11, 1999
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    January 27, 1999

    Air Canada

    Behind his back, Kevin Dabbs' home-brew tape of his air drumming has drawn a growing cult in San Francisco

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    August 5, 1998
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    March 4, 1998
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    December 25, 1996
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    December 4, 1996
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    July 17, 1996
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    May 15, 1996
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    May 1, 1996
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    December 27, 1995

    Heavy Rotation

    Mark Kohr, S.F.'s leading music video maker, hasn't had a free moment all year

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    October 11, 1995

    Mondo 1995

    Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug Zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder by inter

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    August 9, 1995
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