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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Concert Review: Grouplove

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: crowds just aren’t what they used to be. With the exception of handful of people, crowds at concerts just don’t rock out and bounce around as much as they used to. It can be disheartening for a band too, where the
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Read Some Books: Litquake

SF’s Literary festival, Litquake, starts this Friday. Because the eight-day festival can seem overwhelming in its 163 events, here is the low-down of events for the rest of the week that can’t be missed. Friday 10/5 Ballot Box Bash: There will be a hosted bar. If that isn’t enough to
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