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Real Estate blesses Chapel with new guitarist, new music

The packed, immobile wall-to-wall crowd at the Chapel in San Francisco showed up to jam out to Real Estate’s singles and fan favorites, but it was unclear how they would react to all the change Real Estate had to offer. With the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free” curated as preshow
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MC Novelist paves way for political grime at Born & Bred

Amid wailing sirens, gunshots and a tongue-in-cheek sample of David Cameron’s Eton-educated voice proclaiming “Keeping people safe is the first duty of government,” grime MC Novelist burst unequivocally onto the scene in 2015, lyrical guns blazing and rhythmic cannons firing in “Street Politician.” Novelist, a 19-year-old black Englishman from Lewisham,
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Fantastic Negrito regales hometown with record release show

“The last days of Oakland. The end of something, the beginning of something. There’s good in the old Oakland. There’s good in the new Oakland,” Fantastic Negrito began. As the sun set over First Fridays on June 3 in downtown Oakland, the city’s favorite blues musician was celebrating the release
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VÉRITÉ revels in warm welcome at Rickshaw Stop

VÉRITÉ oozes New York City cool on stage just the way you’d imagine a hip electro-pop singer-songwriter would. At her recent performance at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, she stole the show with perfectly coiffed melodies, glittering synths and the cool-girl uniform to match: black lipstick, black leather jacket, sequined shorts
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