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Sleeper Smart (Arista) Listen to the spark of the bite-size guitar implosions, the reconstituted Wire drum kicks, the cheeky cockney delivery: Yes, it would…

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Saturday Night Special In a surprisingly sincere comeback bid, the Plimsouls, L.A.'s early '80s suitors to the power-pop throne, played the second of two…

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Isaac Hayes Raw & Refined Branded (Pointblank/Virgin) Back in the late '60s and early '70s when James Brown was lugging around Papa's brand new…

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Informal Nation The “Rock Jeopardy” portion of last weekend's SF02 event featured some glaring boo-boos. A full panel of participants, for example, was dumbstruck…

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Street Sounds The crowds at local clubs will look a little different this weekend, with music bizzers from across the country flying in for…

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