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V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli

Music

Move something, keeping up with the Joneses and sailing the post-rock sea

Indulge your wildly eclectic taste in music—hip-hop, bluesy rock and roll, country, post-rock, prog and post-metal art-rock—with a smidgen of assistance from this week’s Music to Your Ears. Check out related A/V below. Sister • Talib Kweli • Zoology Crew • Sat Feb 23 • 10 pm • $35 • 21+ • sisterthebar.com

Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli

Music to Your Ears

Sate your cravings for hip-hop, rock and roll, art-rock and instrumental post-rock with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
Keith Johnson

Music

Sioux City Pete rawks Iron Haus

Hyper-local archivist, DJ and DIY devotee Derek Caterwaul shares his experiences with depraved blues-rawk bandleader Sioux City Pete. Read all about it in Sioux City Pete & the Beggars Call up Thunder. Scroll on to peruse Sioux City Pete & the Beggars A/V. Iron Haus • Sioux City Pete & the Beggars • Pancakes! • Terri Schiavo Dance Party • Wed Jan 3 • 8:30 pm • $5 • 21+

V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
Chinese Love Beads (from left) Ernesto Ybarra, Tony Leal and Pablo Novelas
Tony Leal

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Paseño Nostalgia Grips Burque

Chinese Love Beads’ 17-year reunion hits home

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Burque, as Chinese Love Beads reunite at Captain America’s fifth Garage & Wax Night.
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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Music

Burqueño blues-rock revivalists confess grand ambitions

Lizzy Von Stange sat down with Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell, aka The Limbs, and shares the resulting reportage in this week’s Show Up!, Articulating The Limbs. Check out tunes from other featured acts below. Launchpad • The Limbs • Full Speed Veronica • Sputniq • Broken Animals • Thurs Nov 15 • 9 pm • $4 • 21+ • launchpadrocks.com

The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Articulating The Limbs

Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local

Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
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V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
The Intelligence (clockwise, from left) Jed Mahue, Susanna Welbourne, Lars Finberg, Dave Hernandez, Pete Capponni and Lesley Ishino.

Music

The Intelligence brings the whip-smart rock

Rock critic Captain America schools us on the history, sound and performance style of Seattle act The Intelligence in this week’s music feature, The Intelligence Quotient. Check out a short and sweet new music video below. Low Spirits • The Intelligence • CanyonLands • Sad Baby Wolf • Nov 5 • 9 pm • $8 • 21-and-over • lowspiritslive.com

Music

Sonic reductions of Alien Space Kitchen, Lightning Bolt and Tamaryn

In this week’s Sonic Reducer, Geoff Plant and M. Brianna Stallings review releases from Alien Space Kitchen, Lightning Bolt and Tamaryn. Watch music videos from featured bands after the jump.

The Intelligence (clockwise, from left) Jed Mahue, Susanna Welbourne, Lars Finberg, Dave Hernandez, Pete Capponni and Lesley Ishino.

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The Intelligence Quotient

Seattle rockers sound smart

Captain America shares insight into The Intelligence’s sonic evolution, performance style and new album.
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V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
Kyle Thomas
Jeffrey Sauger

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King Tuff’s Spooky Rock and Roll Stylings

King Tuff is the alias and band of Brattleboro, Vt. native and L.A. resident Kyle Thomas. His music varies from mellow psychedelia to blazing power pop. Imbued with Mr. Tuff’s righteous guitar parts, every bit of it is worthy of earnest Bic salutations or fully engaged fist pumps. You can see King Tuff play live on Monday at the Launchpad with similarly amazing L.A. band Audacity. In the meantime, eavesdrop on the telephone conversation King Tuff and I had about jock jams and the magic of music. And I totally was not the stoned one.

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King Tuff

King Tuff’s eponymous second album (his first on Sub Pop) has all of my new favorite songs. I missed the spooky rock and roll record when it was released back in May. Stream in full here, or at right. The band plays at the Launchpad on Aug. 20.

V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
Dick Clark and provocateur Alan Freed dance off.
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Music History

King of Rock and Rollers

The making of Dick Clark and the breaking of Alan Freed

When rock and roll trailblazers Alan Freed and Dick Clark were called to testify about payola in 1960, it ended one man’s career and managed to boost the other’s.
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Wall of fame: A mint-condition ′67 BSA motorcycle almost upstages some of the shop’s sterling guitars (and Salma Hayek).
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Music

Welcome to Rumble Seat Music Southwest

This week Margaret Wright wrote about Rumble Seat Music Southwest, an Upper Nob Hill music store that specializes in vintage guitars and motorcycles.