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    February 27, 2012

    Live Review, 2/25/12: Atlas Sound's Bradford Cox Encounters His Younger Self at Bimbo's

    Christopher VictorioAtlas Sound's Bradford Cox at Bimbo's on Saturday.​ Atlas Sound Electric Flower Seventeen Evergreen Carnivores Frank Broyles Feb. 25, 2012 Bimbo's 365 Club Better than: Honestly, I've never seen anything like this. Tonight, and likely at all other Atlas Sound sets, some c ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Lana Del Rey's Disappeared Full-Length Debut: A First Listen

    Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant​ Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant, might have had last year's then-obscure album as Lizzy Grant off the market after it floundered on iTunes for two months, but sure enough, it has resurfaced. And the record puts a lot more body under the myth and the controversy tha ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    R.I.P. Bert Jansch, 1943-2011

    After battling lung cancer for the last couple of years, Scottish folksinger and guitarist Bert Jansch passed away this morning at age 67. Jansch was one of the pioneers of a picking-oriented, depressive folk style that influenced such fellow cult musicians and luminaries as Donovan and Nick Drake ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    R.I.P. Trish Keenan

    Steve DrewKeenan performing with Broadcast​Trish Keenan, lead singer of the influential electronic-psych band Broadcast, passed away this morning from severe complications from pneumonia. She was 42. Several news outlets reported recently that the singer had contracted the H1N1 virus and had been ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Bradford Cox Says 'Janelle Monae is the New Bowie'

    There's still plenty of juice left in the "Janelle Monae is the new [amazing artist here]" meme -- Lady Gaga comparisons are so earlier-this-week -- and lotsa big names that have yet to weigh in on which of their androgynous musical heroes the Atlanta songstress most closely resembles.  Enter D ... More >>

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    Hear This

    Daniel Johnston brings DIY pop bliss to an imperfect world

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    August 16, 2006

    The Italian Job

    Local imprint offers prog-rock masterworks from Italia's other Renaissance

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    November 16, 2005

    Cheers for Veirs

    Songwriting cheerleader Laura Veirs and her quietly beautiful Year of Meteors

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    August 3, 2005

    A Fanclub's Notes

    Once hyped as a supergroup, Teenage Fanclub may have to settle for midlevel stardom, and that may be just fine

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    January 5, 2005

    From Mountains to Music Criticism

    How does a month spent alone in the Sierra Nevadas stack up to spending a night with four local bands?

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    October 20, 2004

    Look Inward Voyager

    L.A. buzz-band Midnight Movies stands out from the pack with its love of '60s rock and spiritual themes

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    September 29, 2004

    Pop Goes the Mouse

    Germany's Mouse on Mars turns years of crafting abstract electronica into pop gold with Radical Connector

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    March 31, 2004

    Hear This

    A bite-sized installment of the large (and no doubt geek-laden) celebration of synth

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    October 16, 2002

    SF Weekly Music Awards 2002

    A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!

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    October 9, 2002

    Sondre Lerche

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    May 22, 2002

    Same Old Brand-New

    Blame Rock River Communications -- and hipster Jeff Daniel -- for those cheesy store-branded music compilations

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    November 14, 2001

    Daft Punk

    Meet the self-proclaimed No. 1 face in hip hop -- a former punk gone gold

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    April 4, 2001

    Redemption Song

    Twenty-seven years ago, Shuggie Otis released one amazing record. Maybe now it'll get its due.

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    February 14, 2001

    Growing Up Is Hard to Do

    With its second album, Oranger leaves its playful past behind

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    January 17, 2001

    The Whee Design

    Call and Response updates the West Coast sound for the new millennium

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    December 27, 2000

    Personal Best

    What the world needs now is a wholly subjective, occasionally snarky awards ceremony

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