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Billy Bragg is fighting tooth and nail

British protest singer Billy Bragg doesn’t rattle easily, although he admits to…

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Courtesy PhotoBritish techno artist Jamie Lidell is enjoying hanging out with artsy friends in a prominent American music town.

British techno artist Jamie Lidell finds his groove in Nashville

It always felt awkward to Jamie Lidell, trying to capture his huge,…

Courtesy PhotoBritish techno artist Jamie Lidell is enjoying hanging out with artsy friends in a prominent American music town.
Courtesy PhotoLos Angeles-based Daedelus brings his tour to The City this week.

Daedelus manifests magical properties at the Independent

King of Los Angeles’ electronic underground, Daedelus brings a new and improved…

Courtesy PhotoLos Angeles-based Daedelus brings his tour to The City this week.
Courtesy PhotoJason Brock brings his new act to Martuni’s in The City.

Jason Brock finds that life goes on post-X Factor

After being shot down by judges on “The X Factor” last year…

Courtesy PhotoJason Brock brings his new act to Martuni’s in The City.
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Mika moves into movies

Beirut-born artist Mika didn’t go looking for a major movie role. It…

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Denmark's Iceage is red-hot and angry

In mid-1970s London, the Sex Pistols had anger as a motivator, punk…

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Courtesy PhotoCarly Ritter’s self-titled debut recording has a folk-country slant.

Meet country crooner Carly Ritter

Carly Ritter is proud to be listed on the Internet Movie Data…

Courtesy PhotoCarly Ritter’s self-titled debut recording has a folk-country slant.
Courtesy PhotoShigeto’s appealing electronic sound uniquely mixes melody and elements of ambient

Shigeto brings warm beats to Ghostly showcase

Ghostly International recording artist Shigeto joins labelmates such as Com Truise and…

Courtesy PhotoShigeto’s appealing electronic sound uniquely mixes melody and elements of ambient
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Gothic sounds from Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church hopes her fans got the memo: She’s no longer the…

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Rahav Iggy Segev / Photopass.comPatti LuPone is known for playing parts in Broadway greats such as 'Evita' and 'Gypsy.'

Singer Patti LuPone is still a gypsy

The first track of Patti LuPone’s new album, “Far Away Places,” is…

Rahav Iggy Segev / Photopass.comPatti LuPone is known for playing parts in Broadway greats such as 'Evita' and 'Gypsy.'
Courtesy PhotoThe film  “Reincarnated” shows Snoop Dogg exploring Rastafarian culture.

Snoop Dogg goes on Rastafarian journey to become Snoop Lion in 'Reincarnated'

Renowned rapper Snoop Dogg recently visited Jamaica, immersed himself in Rastafarian culture,…

Courtesy PhotoThe film  “Reincarnated” shows Snoop Dogg exploring Rastafarian culture.
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Your Bay Area guide to St. Patrick's Day 2013

Check out these festive events and pubs around San Francisco this weekend…

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Courtesy PhotoAtlanta-based Black Lips

Black Lips remain rowdy with flower punk

Most musicians don’t dream of being famous for peeing and puking while…

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Courtesy PhotoBaby Loves Disco is holding a pajama dance party on Sunday at Temple nightclub in The City.

Temple nightclub hosts mid-day disco for families

San Francisco may have the lowest proportion of children of any major…

Courtesy PhotoBaby Loves Disco is holding a pajama dance party on Sunday at Temple nightclub in The City.
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Atlas Genius emerges from middle of nowhere

Adelaide may be the capital of the state of South Australia, but…

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New configuration clicks in Chvrches

The last time Scottish multi-instrumentalist Iain Cook played the Independent in San…

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Courtesy PhotoThe Hush Sound is touring and making new music after a break of several years.

Catching up with Hush Sound’s Greta Morgan

Fans of idiosyncratic indie outfit The Hush Sound, dormant since 2008, can…

Courtesy PhotoThe Hush Sound is touring and making new music after a break of several years.
Courtesy PhotoCançonièr performs medieval rarities in three Bay Area concerts this weekend.

Early music purveyors Cançonièr push medieval plague songs

Flagellant songs and the “dancing plague” don’t exactly sound like a good…

Courtesy PhotoCançonièr performs medieval rarities in three Bay Area concerts this weekend.
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Four Seasons hitmaker Bob Gaudio talks about ‘Jersey Boys’

Bob Gaudio calls the creation and success of “Jersey Boys” the ?“perfect…

Getty Images File PhotoOriginal Four Seasons members Frankie Valli
Courtesy PhotoJames Hunter is in the U.S. promoting his new album “Minute by Minute.”

James Hunter’s working-class past informs present

James Hunter, a Colchester-bred Brit, celebrates his working-class past. After playing the…

Courtesy PhotoJames Hunter is in the U.S. promoting his new album “Minute by Minute.”