Another Go For Faith No More

The punk-rockers are re-releasing their out-of-print debut after founding bassist Bill Gould discovered the masters in his basement. SF Weekly It's San Francisco in the early '80s, and Faith No More is a little-known punk-rock band consisting of four musicians all...

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No Place Like Home

A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers has considered moving back to Canada, but he'll never quit the band. SF Weekly A.C. Newman lives in a “funky,” one-story house in Woodstock, N.Y., that has seen numerous renovations and additions in the eight years since he and his...

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House Music’s Shooting Star

U.K. producer Jax Jones is now more famous than the artist who helped launch his career. SF Weekly Jax Jones’ parents really didn’t want him to pursue music. “My parents are super-traditional,” says the British house producer, best-known for his 2016, island-inspired...

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Sons of Mischief

Oakland hip-hop crew Down 2 Earth channels '90s rap and laidback vibes in its new album. SF Weekly When the Oakland hip-hop quartet Souls of Mischief dropped its debut album in September 1993, it sent ripples throughout the rap world. Filled with obscure jazz and funk...

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Two Semi-Charmed Hours With Stephan Jenkins

The Third Eye Blind frontman dishes on the band's next album, trolling Republicans, and becoming 'a whole person.' SF Weekly Interviewing Stephan Jenkins is like herding cats or trying to get my very untrained dog Mischa to do a trick. He evades questions, changes the...

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Waiting For the Green Light

In his debut album, Eldorado, fast-rising R&B singer Ro James showcases his many personas. SF Weekly Listen to R&B singer Ro James’ debut album, Eldorado, and you’ll have a hard time figuring out what kind of guy he is. In some tracks, like the stripped-down,...

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Like What You’re Hearing?

Thank Clams Casino. SF Weekly In 2011, Michael Volpe was a 23-year-old physical therapy student who lived in the historic township of Nutley, N.J., with his mom and her two dachshunds. In his spare time, Volpe produced beats under the name Clams Casino and used...

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Summer State of Mind

Austen Afridi of Viceroy can heat up a dancefloor with his tropical house tunes. SF Weekly It’s a good thing winter officially ended on Monday, because Austen Afridi, the self-proclaimed “Sultan of Summer,” has had a tough time coping. “We had a very real winter,”...

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When The Going Gets Tough, Growl

Beach Goth 2016 was a fiasco and City Club sounds too polished, but The Growlers don't give a shit. SF Weekly I’m lucky to get Brooks Nielsen of The Growlers on the phone when I call on a recent Thursday afternoon. “I do the whole ‘I’m not talking to anybody anymore’...

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Clap Your Hands Say Who?

A lot has happened in the 12 years between Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's debut and their fifth album. SF Weekly Depending on the artist, concocting a debut album can either be a blessing or a bane. On the one hand, there’s a lot of pressure to contend with — be it...

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Beyond The Stage

The history of San Francisco's most iconic music venues SF Weekly (Cover Story) From techno warehouses to indie-rock taverns, San Francisco has no shortage of music venues. We’re especially lucky to have a few that are over a century old, having weathered fires,...

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Racing Goosebumps

How DJ Jazzy Jeff and 20 others spent a week creating an album. SF Weekly If there’s one thing you should know about DJ Jazzy Jeff, it’s that even though he lives in the woods outside of Philadelphia, there’s almost always a few people at his house. In fact, it’s for...

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