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8/16: Anthony Naples, Maxmillion Dunbar @ f8
8/18: Man Man @ The Chapel
8/23-8/24: FYF Fest
8/30: Peaking Lights @ The Chapel
9/3: Bear in Heaven @ The Independent
9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
Just finished some more non-fiction from last year: The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass. It's a fascinating and pretty shocking inside look at how Nixon and Kissinger took an active role in supporting Pakistan's genocide of the Bengali population in the early 70s. It's maddening to learn how closely the US government was involved in the slaughter of literally hundreds of thousands of people, but there are also some very worthy figures profiled - including high-level State Department employees who basically told Nixon and Kissinger they were directly enabling a genocide in South Asia.
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