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Clubs: Gem sweaters, buenos Zizeks, grimy Rupture, divas

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Too too much going on this Saturday March 8, kids, and these are just the above-ground parties! I don’t know how I’m gonna make ‘em all, but we just finished work on the next issue of Scene, our nightlife mag which drops next wednesday in the guardian (look for it!) and I'm ready to party my pumps off. Read more »

Live 'n' kicking at the Raveonettes

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The Raveonettes
Independent, March 5

By Chris DeMento

Minimalism is a science too often associated with badly played and poorly written rock 'n' roll. That inane, barely listenable mush can become noise art in the burning hearts of burrito-munching garage enthusiasts. Read more »

Poking Silver Jews: Why's Yoni Wolf on jogging for self-esteem and on nudging David Berman

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Why?'s "Dumb Hummer."

Yoni Wolf of Why? is a card - and full of great tales of adventures here and away. Read more »

Liam Finn sends hearts a-flutter

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By Todd Lavoie

Sweet sufferin' divine, I'm smitten! Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Michael Pitt, Kira Lynn Cain, Ex-Boyfriends get you outta the house

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Dreamy Dreamer: Michael Pitt breaks out of Pagoda mode to perform solo.

Ah, SF, gotta love your live music. There's more music than we can shake a stick at in the next few weeks, SXSW or no SXSW. Read more »

Explosions at Pinhead Gunpowder? More thoughts on the Feb. 10 Gilman show

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By Alex Felsinger

Punk venue 924 Gilman Street is notorious for two things, both equally insidious in thwarting the average person from attending shows there: a horrible sound system and an overwhelming elitist vibe from the staff. Read more »

Toot-toot, Noise Pop: Port O'Brien, Delta Spirit, Okay, and friends whoop it up

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Okay! All photos by Brandon Joseph Baker.

Photographer Brandon Joseph Baker checked out the Feb. 29 Okay performance at Bimbo's 365 Club and the same night's Blacks opening set at Great American Music Hall, and the March 1 Port O'Brien and Delta Spirit co-headlining show at Cafe du Nord. Read more »

Groovie Ghoulie Kepi is baaack

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Groovie Ghoulies back in the day.

By Alex Felsinger

Some old dogs don't need to learn new tricks

The burn-out - or sell-out? - rate for punk-rock musicians can be high, but the Bay Area has some long-standing forces who make a point to keep their fires glowing. Read more »

Turkish delights: 'Love Peace and Poetry' provides your psych pleasure portal into the country's sounds

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By Dina Maccabee

I first jumped on the Selda Bagcan bandwagon back in 2006, and I was pretty amused by that earnest bit of 1970s nostalgia, awash in reverby lead guitar lines, vibrato-laden organ, and loping “Age of Aquarius” shuffles. Read more »

Diving into Or, the Whale, Bodies of Water, and Willow Willow

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Thar she blows: Or, the Whale. All photos by Brandon Joseph Baker.

Photographer Brandon Joseph Baker checked out Noise Pop's sold-out Dodos/Or, the Whale/Bodies of Water/Willow Willow show at Cafe du Nord on Feb. 28. The sets were eclectic with Willow Willow quietly starting the evening out. The crowd grew as Bodies of Water took stage and played a fierce yet short set due to time constraints - much to the audience's dismay. Read more »