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Hot for krautrock? New club Sauerkraut premieres this weekend

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All us krautrock lovers have been hurting for far too long - no more: this weekend will see the launch of a new krautrock and cold wave club, Sauerkraut, at Retox Lounge. Expect Erase Errata's Jenny Hoyston - a creative powerhouse if there ever was one - to take the stage as Paradise Island and Weed Wolf on Sunday, Nov. 18. Read more »

Robert Wyatt - love, sadness, love!

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By Todd Lavoie

The saddest music in the world? I still haven't finished watching the 2003 Guy Maddin film of the same name - wherein legless beer-company baroness Lady Helen Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) hosts a contest to find the single most sob-inducing melody in the world - but if such a match were to be held, I'd reckon Robert Wyatt would leave his competition sweating. Read more »

Giving you the Big Business

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By Ben Richardson

The spotlight will be on Isis this Sunday, Nov. 18, at Slim’s, and deservedly so - surviving as a band for a decade is quite an accomplishment. Read more »

Oh, Tootie.....

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Excitement! '70s-kid, Gen-X (and very probably gay) excitement! Charlotte Rae, aka Mrs Garrett from The Facts of Life is coming to the Empire Plush Room to perform cabaret versions of tunes from her album Songs I Taught My Mother.

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What??? From her Broadway debut as Mrs. Read more »

Visit King City!

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Guardian Class of 2007 members King City have three new videos posted on YouTube.

Check out "Road to Madrid" below, and the rest here!Read more »

Zombie Warhol rises: Glam!

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There's been a rash of Warholia on the club scene of late: A number of art-party installations, an attack of Joe Dallesandro clone-looks among the gay, and, of course, big sunglasses and drugged-out looking stares everywhere. Thank goddess the whole screw-on fright wig thing has yet to take off, but I bet someone's tryin'! Could it be our continued spiral into decadence caused by political powerlessness? Maybe. Read more »

Another reason why: Psychedelic Horseshit and Pink Reason at Hemlock tonight

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Oh, you need another reason to go out tonight, Nov. 14? How about Pink Reason, who I missed at this year's SXSW but who royally tore schitte up, from what I heard. They play along with, for the first time ever in the Bay Area, Psychedelic Horseshit, at the Hemlock Tavern, on the bill with Goldies winners Wooden Shjips. Read more »

Spiritualized at Bimbo's - and glad about it

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By Todd Lavoie

Oh, I got me some religion Sunday night, Nov. 11, let me tell you: Spiritualized slipped into town for a stop on their North American “Acoustic Mainlines” tour, and the visit was nothing short of revelatory. Read more »

Seeing Stars

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By Todd Lavoie

Breaking up, breaking down, pulling yourself together, and plunging back into the dating scene to start all over again - sound familiar? Most of us have trod down that road before - the avenue leading us through the entire tumultuous cycle of doomed romance. Oh, the drama! Read more »

The Dan Wilson peppermint latte, or how it feels to be free

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By Benedict Sinclair

Sometimes there’s a mood. One where dessert must coat the human drama. You need a pleasure, perhaps a guilty one. The kind of sublimity you’ll find in the songwriting of Dan Wilson, Grammy Award-winning craftsman behind the Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice” and frontperson for alt-rockers Semisonic. Wilson once penned the Grammy-nominated radio classic “Closing Time” with the band. Read more »