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Telegenic Band Check: Elly Milder

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For this edition of Telegenic Band Check, local jazz vocalist Elly Milder, accompanied by Rick Zuzow on guitar, sang her heart out in a tiny living room in Noe Valley.

Sweden's best banger: Zhala is "Slippin' Around"

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So I walked into this Swedish party with cotton snowdrifts and round, mosquito-netted white beds with some pink lipstick... it's a long story, but the scenario (the monthly Donna Scam party, it's a something) was partly the brainchild of Zhala, Sweden's reigning single-maker. The club promoter-singer's single, you ask? Read more »

Chippy Nonstop gets "Kicked Out Da Club"

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Oakland's resident twerk master Chippy Nonstop premiered her flashy new video for “Kicked Out Da Club” today. Directed by none other than Kreayshawn, the strobe lights and lasers-enhanced clip features teeny Chippy whipping a freaky long green-twirled braid and stage diving with local pals. Get ready, it's about to be stuck in your head.

Spacey new Seventeen Evergreen video

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Check out the star-dusted new video for Seventeen Evergreen's "Burn the Fruit (Pegasus)," off the newly released full-length, Steady On, Scientist! Directed by Brian Ziffer, the space-inspired mini movie came from an interest in NASA's Voyager and the Golden Record. You may recall Seventeen Evergreen as part of this year's On the Rise elite class.

Blood Orange's "Champagne Coast" enters odd interiors

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We missed Blood Orange's appearance here a couple weeks ago (kicking selves). Now, he's rocking the "Champagne Coast" with his latest strange journey -- yeah, it continues and broadens the Weeknd's brilliant '80s flashback-meets-future R&B and features hot scantily, cleverly clad models dancing erotically. We do not mind this one bit.   

3 Kings of House come to Mighty

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This Sat/28, three actually legendary house music DJs and producers -- Li'l Louie Vega, David Morales, and Tony Humphries -- will combine to melt the floor at Mighty. Here's footage from them last month at Miami's Winter Music Conference. If you're a head like me, you start shouting in your cubicle right at 1:24.  

Neatest ever: nine-year-old Caine's cardboard Arcade comes to Exploratorium on Sat/21

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That pretty cool Caine's Arcade video basically ruled the Internet last week -- and can we just be happy that something not involving clumsy cats, Republican presidential candidates, or Twitter ignoramuses viralled its way into our national consciousness for once? Now you can have a chance to play the LA youngster's cardboard paradise-outsider art masterpiece IRL and meet its maker, as part of the Exploratorium's Open MAKE event. Full details after the jump.

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SF's Loquat releases new music video

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Longtime San Francisco indie pop act Loquat released a video for the song "Time Bending" off brand new album We Could Be Arsonists late last week. A bare bones look at a classic act, the video follows the band setting up in the studio and recording the song surrounded by smiling onlookers, welcoming them back into the fold. Read more »

Telegenic Band Check: Kacey Johansing

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On a perfect spring day, local SF musician Kacey Johansing played a sweet tune in Douglass Park, with the help of Andrew Maguire and the birds in the trees.

The shape is turning me on! See the Apple-rejected "Geometric Porn"

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In a world where iFart is an acceptable product, you would think that pretty little abstractions of bodily functions would pass muster. But multimedia visual artist Luciano Foglia encountered resistance in Appleland when he tried to make his "Geometric Porn" app available via iPhone -- it was rejected on the grounds of being "excessively objectionable or crude content." Check out this preview video of GP to see the shapes Apple deemed too hot for your phone screen. Read more »