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R.I.P. The music community lost one of its more enigmatic cult figures when performer Richard McGhee died of cancer last month at his family…

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Night Crawler

“What is 10,000 accordions at the bottom of the ocean?” asks a beaming accordion sage. The riddle's obvious conclusion: A good start. The 50-odd…

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Ruins Hyderomastgroningem (Tzadik) As enigmatic as its tongue-twisting title, the latest from Tokyo's Ruins is another chapter in the continuing saga of drummer/composer/stone idolater…

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Tangled Web The South Bay's progressive and experimental music mainstay, KFJC in Los Altos, debuts its World Wide Web page this week — excellent…

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Night Crawler

Friday morning, Sept. 29. Seated in a corner of the posh Benson Hotel lobby in Portland, Ore., two gentlemen in tailored suits leisurely read…

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Sonic Youth Washing Machine (DGC) We probably owe Sonic Youth a lot more than we realize. At the very least, the band reaffirmed the…

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