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Magnetic Fields, Mark Kozelek, Atlas Sound to play Noise Pop 2010 Feb. 23-March 1

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By Kimberly Chun

Word's come in about the dates and lineup for Noise Pop 2010 - this year highlighting headliner Magnetic Fields. This from the organizers:

"Event Producers, Noise Pop Industries, have announced the dates of the West Coast’s premiere celebration of independent music, film and art - Noise Pop 2009. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Timbaland, Grooms, Metallica, Grace Potter, Zero 7, Man/Miracle, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Love the rain, hate the frizz, love the fuzz box -- more SF sounds than we could fit into print. Read more »

SF Street Art: End of the line

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By Kimberly Chun

I always appreciate a good street-sign alteration: this one is on Eighth Street, near Gama-Go HQ.

Sonic Reducer Overage: Black Crowes, Califone, Rob Cantrell, and more

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Whoa, get ready for the El Nino rains -- time to duck inside for some quality sounds.Read more »

'Kill All Redneck Pricks': KARP doc benefit goes off Dec. 19

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You must remember KARP, the combo that spawned members of Big Business, the Melvins, Tight Bros. From Way Back When, and many other loud, loud outfits? (Me, I remember seeing the group at Yo-a-Go-Go way back when.) Well, do that remembering on camera when a doc benefit gathers Dec. 19 in Oakland. Read more »

My favorite vid: 'Where the Dirty Hipsters Are'

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By Kimberly Chun

Loved the Spike Jonze joint - in a downbeat, unassuming, morose way, of course. But what about this great spoof on the whiny, grumbling wild things? Read more »

Marriage by fire: Grooms find the joy

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GROOMS
Rejoicer
(Death by Audio)

By Kimberly Chun

Grooms is a slightly better name than Muggabears, the moniker of vocalist-guitarist Travis Johnson’s original teenaged bedroom recording project -- it errs on the side of blah-blankness rather than cute-grotesquerie. Regardless, **Rejoicer** makes me want to look for Johnson in the future. Read more »

Hey is for Horse's Ha: English folk meets backcountry bossa

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THE HORSE’S HA
Of the Cathmawr Yards
(Hidden Agenda)

By Kimberly Chun

Sidestepping the gutbucket ‘n’ gritty, tear-in-my-beer country of Freakwater and the solid indie psych of Eleventh Dream Day, Janet Beveridge Bean takes a whole other route -- toward the music of the English folk revival -- with the Horses’s Ha, a collaboration with Brit ex-pat James Elkington. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Toots, Vic Chestnutt, White Pee, Dizzy Balloon, and more

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Why succumb to the post-turkey day l-tryptophan lethargy? There’s music to see and hear when you’re not deleting your funds at the sales. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage:Kiss, Fanfarlo, Lake, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Rick Springfield and Sister Christian should be forever indebted to Boogie Nights for being draped so unforgettably in that terribly tense de Read more »