This Week in Sound: The joys of being 21+

While many shows are usually accessible for most people, there are many shows that are only for those of a certain age. Those of us who can’t legally enjoy alcohol are out of luck for this week’s local shows, but the ones older than the magic number have two chances
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Animation for the adventurous

The phrase “animated film festival” will make most people assume that they should bring along their little niece for the show. But what those people have yet to realize is that animated movies ain’t just for the kiddies. Fortunately, the San Francisco Film Society‘s annual San Francisco International Animation Festival
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds land in U.S.

Two years after the explosive bust up of world-famous, record-selling British band Oasis, the legendary Noel Gallagher has completed a much-anticipated solo record. The venerated songwriter’s new look, bearing the moniker Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, released its self-titled album this week in the U.S. And following fifteen years of
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An interview with Werner Herzog

In the Thursday, November 10 issue of The Daily Cal, I wrote on German director Werner Herzog’s latest film, the documentary “Into the Abyss.” In addition to seeing the film, I also had the pleasure of speaking with the director at the Four Seasons in San Francisco. Here you will
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New track from hip-hop local act: The Bins

Local Bay Area artist The Bins released a new single as a free online download recently. This marks the group’s second release following up their debut EP, Every Minute of the Day Back. I had a chance to talk with Clark Barclay—the man behind the music—this past summer.

Gold Panda electrifies The Independent in San Francisco

With the crowd’s welcoming applause Derwin Panda walked on stage,  scarcely showing a smile from under his heather gray hoodie — his image embodied that of the exact young urban recluse that would produce the cryptic yet hopeful electronic sound that defines Gold Panda.  After a few twists of the
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