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Album Review: Dum Dum Girls, "Only In Dreams"

Album Review: Dum Dum Girls, "Only In Dreams"

Only In Dreams is a lush yet lyrically dark record, spanning retro guitar rock to simple, catchy pop with a healthy layer of reverb and repeated choruses.

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R.E.M. to release retrospective collection

R.E.M. to release retrospective collection

It’s not quite the end of R.E.M. as we know it — a few days after announcing their breakup, the band announced their upcoming 2-disc retrospective Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011, due out November 15 on Warner Bros. Records.

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ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios 2011

ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios 2011

Starting this Saturday, every weekend in October you’ll have the chance to visit 800 SF artist studios from the Mission to the Marina — all for free.

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Album Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Hysterical"

Album Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Hysterical"

OK, there’s no use burying the lede: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have written a fantastic Killers record. The 12 tracks on Hysterical are a blur, with nothing to grasp onto and little to find memorable.

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Bicycle Film Fest

Bicycle Film Fest

The annual Bicycle Film Festival rolls through town tomorrow with a kickoff party at The Knockout and continues through Sunday with music, art and (of course) film events celebrating that two-wheeled miracle that gets us to work faster than you can say N-Judah.

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Preview: Part Time @ Thee Parkside

Preview: Part Time @ Thee Parkside

Local music blog Positive Destruction presents an alliterative lineup of Bay Area bands Thursday night at Thee Parkside, featuring Mexican Summer-signed new wavers Part Time.

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She & Him to Release Christmas Album

She & Him to Release Christmas Album

Merge Records announced yesterday that Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will release their first collection of Christmas favorites entitled A Very She & Him Christmas on October 25.

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Hot Track: Signal Hill, "Van Gogh Sky"

Hot Track: Signal Hill, "Van Gogh Sky"

Post-rock instrumental quartet Signal Hill are back with “Van Gogh Sky,” a new track written and recorded from opposite coasts over one weekend for a split 7″ vinyl with All India Radio.

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Preview: Drop Apollo EP Release Party

Preview: Drop Apollo EP Release Party

Local quintet Drop Apollo are about to drop the New King EP — catch them this Saturday for the release party at Red Devil Lounge.

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Video: The Drums, "What You Were"

Video: The Drums, "What You Were"

The Drums’ sophomore effort Portamento drops next Tuesday, September 6 on Frenchkiss Records. In preparation the band has launched the Visiomento Sessions after the UK’s CCTV network, ostensibly a comment on voyeurism and (lack of) privacy in the modern world. Or just a way to…

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Hot Track: Wavves, "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl"

Hot Track: Wavves, "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl"

The specter of early Green Day shows up in “I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl,” a new Wavves track from the Life Sux EP, due out September 20 on Nathan Williams’ Ghost Camp label.

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Video: The City and Horses, "We Will Never Be Discovered"

Video: The City and Horses, "We Will Never Be Discovered"

Here’s your WTF video of the day: New York indie pop sextet The City and Horses get all shades of whimsical for “We Will Never Be Discovered”…orange shades, that is.

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