This Week in Sound: Trick or beats

It’s Halloween!! Although most people have been celebrating throughout the weekend, there’s still one more day of spooks and ghouls — and Halloween-themed music of course. For those looking for one last hurrah, Live 105 is hosting their annual Subsonic Halloween Ball tonight at the Regency Ballroom in SF. Originally
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Sample Sundays: Isaac Hayes

So this year “Halloween [doesn’t fall] on a weekend,” but you can still bump the tracks in this week’s Sample Sunday when you and your people go out trick-or-treating on Monday (Who says there is an age limit when it comes to free candy anyway?). Today’s sample comes from one
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Spooky thrills for the Halloweekend

Yes, Halloween is about candy and sexy costumes and partying. But remember that whole other aspect of it with all the ghouls and gore and stuff? I forget about it some years too. Luckily, this weekend the Bay Area is creeping with arts events to remind you what Halloween is
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Street performance considered: Stoney Burke

Yesterday, around 3 pm, in front of Dwinelle Hall, there stood the infamous Stoney Burke, in his green hair, his clown pants, and his whistle-blowing glory — cowering before a cop.  The cop leaned against his bike with all the pomposity of a man on a power trip. The most
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This Week in Sound: D.J. overload and seas of cheese

While D.J.s and a Primus album don’t usually go together, the Bay Area’s music scene will feature both this week. As Halloween quickly approaches, the electronica concerts start popping up like like the walking dead. On Friday and Saturday, SF will play host to Skrillex (Friday, Warfield), and Deadmau5 (Saturday,
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Sample Sundays: Jimmy Smith

Mmmmm…Drop! It’s Sunday Sample time for all you sample junkies out there. This week I’m bringing you a sample from one of the jazz musicians who helped popularize and perfect the use of the Hammond B-3 electric organ — Jimmy Smith. The sample comes from Smith’s live album Root Down,
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Why I’d rather be at the movies this weekend

This upcoming movie-packed weekend at Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley (2575 Bancroft Way) should be enough to drive cinephiles wild. Beginning at 7pm tonight, Friday/21, PFA continues its series of great epics by the German new wave pioneer Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Last weekend, PFA had a great turnout for its
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This Week in Sound: Bridge benefits and bridge burning

Now that you all have recovered from the Treasure Island Music Festival, it’s time to gear up for yet another October festival — that is, if your wallets can handle it. The Bridge School Benefit Concert will take place this weekend at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. For those
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No frills, just thrills: the top Halloween movies

The days are shorter, the air is crisper and my left knee is acting up; Halloween is obviously around the corner. Many of us are finding ourselves increasingly attracted to the spine tingly spooks that come with the holiday. Next to trick-or-treating or one-upping your friends with an overtly ridiculous
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