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The Ting Tings: Sounds From Nowheresville

The Ting Tings are back and feeling frisky. The group’s second album, Sounds From Nowheresville, sees them attack their microphones with a rousing barrage of spiky vocals. Arriving four years after their hit debut We Started Nothing, this record hails the much-anticipated return of the U.K. punk-pop duo’s impudent and
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This Week in Arts

Film  A festival of short films made on smart phones,  web cams and Flip cameras? There really is such a thing, and it is The Disposable Film Festival, which makes its San Francisco debut this Thursday at the Castro Theatre. Executive director Carlton Evans and his staff are kicking off their
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Tech N9ne: Klusterfuk

Tech N9ne, one of the hardest working men in the rap game, is back with the six-track EP Klusterfuk — though he never really went anywhere. (His album All 6’s and 7’s debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 last June, and Welcome to Strangeland hit stores in November.)
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Pep Love of Hieroglyphics speaks about new album and real hip-hop

As our economy continues to decay, it’s strange that mainstream hip-hop grows more ostentatious and flashy, whispering into our ears of what we still don’t have. What’s more perplexing is that we listen to these sensational verses preaching to us about fortune and sex as we go through our persistently
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This Week in Arts

Film This Friday, The Castro Theatre shows Andrzej Zulawski’s newly unearthed “Possession.” This 1981 film has been traveling the repertory circuit, at the BAMcinematek in New York and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. The film is half body horror nightmare, half poem to broken East Berlin, and a wholly anxiety-filled
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Cloud Nothings prove they are something at Bottom of the Hill

Bottom of the Hill, a slice of an edifice in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill District, has long been a venue for high-quality live performances. This past Saturday was no exception, with Cleveland post-punk indie band Cloud Nothings bringing their calculated guitar riffs and plaintive lyrics to the venue’s intimate stage.
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Space Jams: Hip-hip duo Chiddy Bang release unconventional debut album

You’ve heard it all before. Gangsta, old-school, new-school, indie, alternative and even ambient forms of hip-hop have all passed through your ears at some point in time or another. Well, how about future-space rap? This is exactly the genre under which Chiddy Bang classify their debut studio album Breakfast. After
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