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Bush wouldn’t do it again… Would he?

“But he wouldn’t do that.” That sentiment is what made it possible for President Bush to stampede America into the Iraq war and to fend off hard questions about the reasons for that war until after the 2004 election. Many people just didn’t want to ...

Monkey

April 11th, 2006

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Bush Playing Politics With National Security

A smart and tough message on national security that every Democrat can get behind is important, especially since we can rely on George Bush and his administration to play politics with national security whenever it suits their fancy. Consider the latest breaking news that ...

Monkey

April 7th, 2006

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Dead Kennedys at the Fillmore – Money Uber Alles

Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic Like many bands on the reunion concert circuit these days, when the ’80s San Francisco punk rockers Dead Kennedys take the stage this weekend for the soldout Fab Mab show at the Fillmore Auditorium, the group will be ...

Monkey

April 7th, 2006

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Junkload and The Swillerz at Kimos April 1, 2006

The Swillerz were the first band to take the stage. Jim, the lead singer belted out the vocals as any punker, but on a couple of songs he surprised me with the range of a Mike Ness or Mark Lanegan type vox, before digging back into his bass and the band blasting their next ...

Monkey

April 7th, 2006

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X – Make the Music Go Bang

X exploded out of Los Angeles’ legendary club The Masque in the late ’70s, the epicenter of the city’s thriving punk underground. X also ultimately proved to be one of the most influential American rock bands of their time. Fronted by Exene Cervenka and ...

Monkey

April 5th, 2006

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Wire – 154

Completing the transformation from abstract punks to art-rockers, 154 is Wire’s most impressive album. The virulance still remains, but with more depth and style than elsewhere. Ever-changing writing partnerships create a new level of tension, pulling the release in ...

Monkey

April 5th, 2006

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Vic Godard and the Subway Sect

Take it as a given, dear reader, that the Music Biz is a bright, loud, gaudy merry-go-round in a crowded summer carnival. So much attention, so much energy and time, is expended upon grabbing the Brass Ring. But what of those who had the imagination, guts, and artistic ...

Monkey

April 1st, 2006

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