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Vinyl Vlog 120
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the vinyl reissue of  …With His Hot Blue Guitar! by Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash with His Hot Blue Guitar! is a tough album to discuss in 2016 because, honestly, what can we say about Johnny Cash and his music which hasn’t...

Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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Vinyl Vlog 119
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the vinyl reissue of Streets of San Francisco by the Swingin’ Utters. Continuing our coverage, we come to Streets of San Francisco, probably the most important release in the Swingin’ Utters catalogue. I’m going to...

Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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Amanda Palmer – A Bowie String Quartet Tribute
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Amanda Palmer has teamed up with Jherek Bischoff on Strung Out in Heaven, a David Bowie covers EP. The EP features contributions from Anna Calvi (who sang and played guitar on “Blackstar”), writer/director John Cameron Mitchell (who sang on...

Sunday, 07 February 2016
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Kronos Quartet – SF Jazz – This weekend!
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Saturday at SFJAZZ: Malian balafon mastery, music from Afghanistan, & Irish vocal melody. Posted by Kronos Quartet on Friday, February 5, 2016 Kronos Festival 2016: Explorer Series February 4, 5, 6, & 7, 2016 Thurs & Fri at 7:30pm Sat at 2pm, 3:30pm,...

Saturday, 06 February 2016
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Director and composer John Carpenter announces first U.S. concert date [news]
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Filmmaker and composer John Carpenter has announced the first U.S. date of his world tour. The famed auteur, whose directorial credits include Halloween, The Thing, and Escape From New York, revealed Wednesday on Twitter that he and his band will be performing his...

Saturday, 06 February 2016
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Metallica live – Superbowl Saturday [live music]
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Metallica’s concert at AT&T Park on Saturday, Feb. 6 will be live streamed, a representative for the band announced on Wednesday. The sold-out show is part of CBS Radio’s annual “The Night Before” series of Super Bowl concerts, which in the past has...

Saturday, 06 February 2016
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Vinyl Vlog 118
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the vinyl version of Searching For Zero by Cancer Bats. Leave it to Cancer Bats to challenge metal convention by scaling back the production values which are normally strapped to metal albums (“bombastic” is an...

Thursday, 04 February 2016
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Welcoming New Writer Amanda Faculty to Ground Control
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Hello Readers of Ground Control Magazine, I would like to introduce myself as Amanda Faculty, a new columnist for Ground Control. I am a San Francisco chick born and raised in the hype of Kurt and Courtney. My dad raised me on Oingo Boingo and camping trips, Led...

Thursday, 04 February 2016
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Just One Song 006 – This World is Empty (Without You), by The Raveonettes
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The Raveonettes just released their first track of 2016 “The World Is Empty (Without You)”. The new track is the first in a series of releases from the Danish duo’s RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist, a 12 month playlist which will feature a...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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The Soft Moon – Slim’s [concert]
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The Soft Moon is a San Francisco based neo-post-punk band composed of Luis Vasquez(singer/songwriter/guitar/synthesizers), Justin Anastasi (bass), Damon Way (synthesizers) and Ron Robinson (visuals).Keven Tecon joined the band as a drummer in early 2012. The Soft Moon...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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Vinyl Vlog 117
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Global Chakra Rhythms LP by JEFF The Brotherhood. It may have taken an unfortunate, poor experience with Warner Brothers to get JEFF The Brotherhood to start pushing the possibilities of what they could do with their music...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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XII – KOUSVOSTOMOLLI, by VIIKATE
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Continuing our exploration of heavy metal music in Finland, here is a new review by our Finnish correspondent, Suvi Jyrinki. XII – Kouvostomolli by Viikate (=scythe in Finnish) could not have come out at any better time now that I needed something for just...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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