The Best New Titles from Local Rock Acts

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The Best New Titles from Local Rock Acts

In this accelerated musical ecosystem, sometimes worthy titles pass by without notice. The best of what you may have missed.

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Apple Virus U2.0

U2 and Apple repurpose free online distribution to market products that undermine collecting music.

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The Icky Boyfriends: "We Still Suck"

The reunited trio continues to alienate many and charm an influential few.

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This Ain't No Mouse Music

A new documentary creates an intimate portrait of roots music preservationist and Arhoolie Records' owner Chris Strachwitz.

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The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

Experience the margins of sound at the fifteenth annual fest.

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Future, Shocked

Oakland noise trio Styrofoam Sanchez imagines a grim future with today's waste.

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Dream Logic

Greil Marcus Rejects the Rock Canon in His New Book, 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs'

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Can Birdland Take Flight in Its New Location?

The much-loved fixture of the Berkeley music scene hopes to inspire a new arts district in Oakland.

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Bloom and Doom

Hammered dulcimer black metal meets romantic reverence for the natural world in Otrebor's conceptual project, Botanist.

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Local Bands You Should Listen to, According to Record Store Clerks

Plus, how a new model allows brick-and-mortar music stores to thrive in a beleaguered industry.

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Keep Mutating

The Twisted Music and Career of Chrome's Helios Creed, Psychedelic Devotee

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An Oakland Nonprofit Wants to Change the Rap Paradigm

Hip Hop For Change is creating a grassroots movement to promote socially conscious hip-hop artists.

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