Tunes on Tuesday: Jake Bugg, Taylor Swift, JLS

It seems every week we have another British sensation. Something about the climate or double-decker buses or who knows what produces incredible musical talent. This Tuesday marks the arrival of eighteen-year-old artist Jake Bugg, with the release of his eponymous debut album (which has already reached number 1 on the
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Local Limelight: Ty Segall

If you’re looking for some lo-fi, garage rock intensity, check out San Francisco’s Ty Segall. Segall’s career spans four solo albums and numerous work on a variety of projects. The multi-instrumentalist brings to mind early White Stripes that got spewed out through a gritty amp borrowed from the trunk of
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Treasure Island 2012 Playlist

With the Treasure Island Music Festival fast approaching this weekend (Oct. 13 and 14), Chad Heimann at Noise Pop has compiled a definitive playlist for this year’s many artists. See his picks below. 1. Tycho – Adrift 2. Youth Lagoon – Daydream 3. Grimes – Eight 4. Porter Robinson – Unison
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Fall Free for All: SF Taiko Dojo and Kronos Quartet

A Taiko Dojo player furiously strikes the taut skin of a massive, central drum, his arms blurring in their speed. His master concentrates over a tinkling instrument. All around them, the rhythmic pounding of drums creates the tattoo of a heartbeat. This is San Francisco Taiko Dojo, the first Japanese
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Read Some Books: Litquake, pt. 2

This week is second and final of LitQuake, SF’s annual literary festival. Here are some more events that can’t be missed because of their quirk, special guests or unusual topics. Wednesday 10/10 “Cowboy Noir: A Conversation with Bruce Holbert” Described as “Cormac McCarthy at his best,” Holbert seems to have
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Local Limelight: The Coup

You know what you need? More politically-charged hip-hop, that’s what. But seriously, if  you are a fan of hip-hop that surges with “power to the people” thoughts and protest anthems, look no further than Oakland’s the Coup. The group is fronted by Boots Riley, the smooth talking emcee who is
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Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 at a glance

Now that school has started, the Treasure Island Music Festival is upon us for those of you who are either still in post-Outside Lands glow or are itchin’ for a festival. The two days of music on the not-so-distant island this weekend are days filled with artists ranging from major label
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