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    Re: Top 10 shows/sets of 2016

    2016 was far and away the best year for shows for me. So I have to give a nod to more than 10 bands/artists.

    Top 4 Headliners:
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    Bob Mould
    John Carpenter
    Conan Neutron and Secret...
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    Re: 2016 Secret Santa

    Yessss! Glad you liked the stocking stuffers!
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    Re: 2016 Secret Santa

    And to my Santee, I regretfully had to stay on the low end of the suggested gift value. There's two separate shipments on their way to you. The first one should be arriving soon and the second one is...
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    Re: 2016 Secret Santa

    So last week I went to the local Whole Foods and picked up a goody bag from Drew! Thanks for the beer and gift card! Definitely helped my broke ass pass the time last weekend. Had a nice, hearty...
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    Re: 2016 Secret Santa

    1) What is your favorite color or combination of colors for a T-shirt or clothes item? Anything pastel

    2) Favorite animal? (If you want a trinket or salt and pepper shakers or tights or whatever)...
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    Re: Top 5 Bands You Haven't Seen Live

    Well, Sunn O))) and Television can be crossed off. No Suicide, but Martin Rev was a cool show.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Radio Dept. and Los Campesinos! Don't believe LC! performed in the States for their last LP. Haven't seen 'em since their last show with all original members back at Street Scene 2009. And around...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    And also check out American Wrestlers. This can blend in with a lot of contemporary indie pop (chillwave synth with 90s infused riffs) and it's the vocals echoing Built to Spill that makes keeps me...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    So there's some good twee coming from Australia by way of Goon Sax and Chook Kids. Because of course that's their names. Highly recommend both bands for those into some simple, self-p
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Don't know exactly what happened but there were two skirmishes. After the first one dude was threatening another so Marissa go him thrown out. Not sure what happened after the second one, the band...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    https://www.facebook.com/events/338205529865119/?ti=icl

    I'm eyeing Of Montreal ticket prices on the secondary market to see if they dip before the show. That'll be my backup if I can't make...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Saw the Kubrick exhibit when it was at LACMA. Highly recommended. It'll have different sections dedicated to each of his movies with props, concept sketches, etc.
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    Re: The Office Space Thread II - humanitarian edition

    I feel overly confident about my ability to find a new, non-startup job. I think that's a good thing? I have 1-2 months to find a decent paying job that can sustain a comfortable standard of living...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    It's sold out.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    I might be able to find someone to buy that off you if you can't make it.
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Who's all going to Screaming Females in Oakland? Pre-show record club at my place? I think doors are at 8.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Oh You're So Silent Jens - Jens Lekman (Discogs)
    A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness - Rocketship (part of a Kickstarter reissue and came with my bonus Hey Hey Girl pin and the entire discography...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    PM'd
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Anyone ever have LPs go missing? I swear I own copies of Ivy Tripp and There's No Place Like America Today.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    <3 Azucar!
  21. Thread: FYF 2016

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    Re: FYF 2016

    Sunday: Half-napped at Say Anything and it was quite pleasant. Black Lips were solid as usual, but man did that piņa colada make the Bad Kids mosh difficult. Anohni sounded great and I should really...
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    Re: FYF 2016

    Kendrick was real good and I don't often see a main stage crowd so into the music as far back as I was.

    Air was by far my favorite set. I knew they'd be great but I was just blown away. First...
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    Re: Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

    Ended up skipping out on most of Friday (had to visit Wrigley) and most of Sunday (was not feeling that forecast).

    Anyway: the Arkestra was a surreal, euphoric experience; Sufjan covering Prince...
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    Re: Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

    I like how things are spread out on Sunday. Wasn't expecting the Arkestra to be on so early, but should be a fun start.

    Really need to do research for Fri/Sat. I'm tempted to just go to the Cubs...
  25. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Ughhhhhhh. This bullshit needs to be seriously addressed. That is not a reflection of what the campaign is about. Not in the least.
  26. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    This. And not just his supporters, but the media culture that allowed him to get this far will persist.
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Ok.
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    You lost me long ago, so I'm trying not to engage. Not worth it for me.
  29. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    This is fair. If I'm anticipating speaking to a low-information voter, it is presumptuous of me to think they know what I'm talking about when I reference "the Central American refugee crisis of...
  30. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    I wouldn't undermine a family's decision to rather have their kid live in the US unaccompanied than to raise them in their homeland. It's a mess to say the absolute least. And lest we forget, these...
  31. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    ^Not sure if trolling or thinks I'm white. Meh.
  32. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Informed a Hillary-leaning Latina that Hillary last year supported the deportation of Central American child refugees. She was taken aback and threw her support behind Bernie. Also talked to a BLM...
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    Re: Make a Single CD of Favorite Songs Ever

    Put something together with the idea of popping a CD into a car. Combination of faves, shared faves, tunes I shout along to, and songs from artists I like that could be squeezed into an 80 minute...
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    Bought a pair through Craigslist for face value 3 days before the first LA show. Bought a lawn ticket under face value after checking the Facebook event page the day of the Bay Area show.
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    Yes! same number, see you tonite!
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    Re: I FUCKING DESPAIR...The Cure 2011

    Officially in for Shoreline tonight. Snagged a $30 lawn ticket. Never thought I'd be seeing the Cure, let alone twice in one week in two different cities. They slowly grew on me and will continue to...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    So down to finally see Magnetic Fields. Took me forever to get into it.

    Anyone else interested in that 80s Weekend thing in LA? Marc Almond is performing and I'm curious to see what it's like. I'm...
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    Re: Desert Daze 2016, Oct 14-16th

    Maybe if I lived in SoCal, but add the cost of travel and time to get there and it's not worth it for me. But solid lineup. Hope this means a Suicide show up here and another Sonics gig (keep missing...
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    The band is an art project.

    Anyway, they seem to have underestimated how people have come to understand celebrity sex tapes as a form of revenge porn. I get what they were up to as I,...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    What are the chances discounted tickets pop up for something like this? Love Alvvays and the She's are a local favorite, but I can't justify spending 40 bucks on this yuppie gathering.
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    Re: Hollywood Bowl 2016 Season

    If by chance anyone ends up with an extra ticket or two for the Cure, please let me know. Preferably section Q and up for Sunday. Looking out for a friend. I already got mine.
  42. Thread: Bernie 2016?

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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    Clearly. Seriously though, I'm annoyed that there isn't a clear breakdown of the electorate's age by race. Can't gauge if older Latinos and black people are perhaps skewing the numbers towards...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    And the NY victory for Clinton is misleading. Registration closed in October long before independents caught wind of Sanders. In other words, Clinton won among die hard (and older) Democrats. Polling...
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    Re: Bernie 2016?

    ^ Oh, for fuck's sake. Homeboy has done so much for the left on a national level. It's about time we had such a stubborn leftist with this kind of platform.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    Out and about in Sacramento and picked up Think Pink by Fabulous Poodles at random. Pretty fun power pop, and this tune to close the album is such a jam:...
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    Re: It's Raining cr****

    That's 67, right? Not 87? Well, learn something new every day.
  47. Thread: It's NBA time

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    Re: It's NBA time

    Go team! I never doubted them for a second!

    Okay, so i don't really care for the NBA, but it's been kind of exciting following the news all season.
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    Re: Official CD/LP purchases thread

    My roommate brought me some Sam Hui records from Hong Kong. The covers of "I Saw The Light" and "Things We Said Today" are mint.
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    Re: The Default Thread: Music Edition.

    Unpopular opinions:
    David Gilmour was mostly boring, and the new stuff was more worthwhile than the hits. I left before the encore.

    Car Seat Headrest is unimpressive, run-of-the-mill sad yuppie...
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    Re: Just announced shows in San Francisco

    Anyone else tempted to see ICP in Oakland? Joking but not really.
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