Smooth and Smokey

The Motown label celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and one of its most crucial artists is still making beautiful music. Starting at the…

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Church

An air of mystery hangs over Portland, Ore., quartet Church, and not simply because of its vague name. The band's debut album, Song Force…

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The Curse of the Mummies

Of all the gags perpetrated on the music-going public, none has had the staying power of the Mummies and their so-called “legacy.” It's been…

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Arthouse movie listings for October 14-20, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. “An Evening of Electroacoustic Audiovisual Improvisations”: Film and music by John Butcher, Gino Robair, and…

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Mania

The Beatles are interesting for many reasons, including the flip. Because indubitably, the Fab Four flipped: We can't think of any other band that…

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In the Night Museum

Get ready to Beatle-scream: Maurice Sendak is the raddest rock star ever. Are we wrong? At “There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak,” a…

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Let's Get Groovy

The Fruit Bats' new album, The Ruminant Band, further proves that Sub Pop has a nefarious desire to turn back the clock. One of…

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