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Sonic Reducer Overage: No Age, Soapbox, Emerald Triangle, Kawabata, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Halloween and NYE -- yes, it’s amateur hour once again for non-locals, gawkers, and ‘burb brats. Read more »

Dreamy machines: Little Dragon roars

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LITTLE DRAGON
Machine Dreams
(Peacefrog)


By Kimberly Chun

“A New,” for sure. Dripping with mellotron sounds and windswept synths, Gothenburg, Sweden’s Little Dragon declares itself definitely, though far from overbearingly, with the opening track of Machine Dreams. Read more »

The Rakes split, cancel Slim's show

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This in from UK band the Rakes' publicists:

"The Rakes have announced they are to split with immediate effect.

"The band who formed in 2002, came together as a foursome of childhood Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Pelican, Kid Sister, Le Loup, Sunset Rubdown, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

We got places to go, people to see, crazy sounds to hear -- more for your show-going pleasure and more than we could fit in print. Read more »

Treasure Island fest: Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, Decemberists

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Folk this: Decemberists' Colin Meloy. All photos by Kimberly Chun.

By Kimberly Chun

Ah, washing up on Treasure Isle late in the day Sunday, Oct. 18, seemed like the way - though it was a bummer to miss Vetiver, Beirut, et al. The short and sweet stuff: it was considerably colder and foggier than Saturday, so it was in everybody's best interest to huddle together en masse while Walkmen and then the Decemberists played. Read more »

Treasure Island fest: Dan Deacon, the Streets, tree smarts, viz art, and more

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Dan Deacon, above, leads the mob, and a fiery dusk off Treasure Isle. All photos by Kimberly Chun.

By Kimberly Chun

Gawg-eous. And I mean both Dan Deacon - in full-tilt follow-me-folks mode and the jaw-dangler of a sunset Saturday night, Oct. Read more »

SF Street Art: 'Its Just a Stencil!'

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By Kimberly Chun

Sighted at Divisadero and Fell.

Sonic Reducer Overage: Dan Deacon, Ghostface Killah, La Roux, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

The tao of Au, the Wu of a Killah -- that’s the spirit. More sounds to sit with and move to. Read more »

'San Francisco Bay Blues' revisited: Moving back to Jesse Fuller

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JESSE FULLER
Move on Down the Line
(Fledg’ling)

By Kimberly Chun

He was “the Lone Cat,” for sure. Read more »

Americana: More from Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and 'American Idiot,' the musical

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Green Day's Mike Dirnt, from left, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tré Cool. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Records.

By Kimberly Chun

Another helping of American Idiot, anyone? Berkeley Rep has obliged by extending the run of the musical through Nov. 1. Read more »