Big space for small bands at Tiny Telephone

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John Vanderslice doesn’t beat around the bush. A musician and record producer with 10 full-length albums released under his own name and engineering fingerprints on countless others, he is also the owner of Tiny Telephone Recording, an analog recording studio with locations in both San Francisco and Oakland.
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Tunesday: A departure

One of these June mornings, you toy with the idea of taking a solitary day. From your window, you watch the herd of summer students scurrying to class, and you decide to separate from them and from everything you know. You shove your roommate’s scuffed speakers into your bag. With
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Outside Lands 2012 Preview

Our arts staff brings the bands, acts and events to look forward to this weekend (August 10-12) at the 5th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. Reggie Watts There isn’t an easy way to introduce the wildly enigmatic comedian/musician Reggie Watts. He’s a strange act, a dabbler in the
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‘Explosions in the Sky’ make emotion audible at Palace of Fine Arts

Ever since Tupac Shakur graced us mortals with a visit from hip-hop heaven last Sunday night, the possibility of holograms replacing actual live performances surfaced, virally reaching far beyond the concerns of Coachella’s tripped-out crowd. The following evening at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, Explosions in the Sky executed
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Land of Plenty: 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival

While October generally means frights, candy, Halloween raves, there’s one show that stands out from the standard fall festivals. The Treasure Island Music Festival is one of the newer annual music festivals to arrive in the Bay Area. Since 2007, the festival has been quietly gaining attention. Now in its
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