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Backbeat - Rock, Women, and Reverb…Oh My!

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In Good Company

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Our uniform future

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Minor Bloom

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Food Trucks to the Rescue! Plus Stinson Hosts the 9th Annual BrewHaha

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Heads or Tales

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Movieha! Your Favorite Movie Podcast

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Cutting Room for August 21, 2015

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Myopic Biopic

Biopics are lies. Oh, don’t get me wrong, all storytelling is fundamentally fibbing. But it seems somehow more disingenuous to airbrush actual human histories, to select which warts to ignore and which redemptive moments to exaggerate. Documentaries exist for a reason and, while they too require editing, at least the filmmaker has to show his work. This is a long way of saying what Straight Outta Compton has is...

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Weekend Music, Blues Challenge Announced & More

The weekend includes great roots music from some of the area's best bands. Friday, Aug. 21, 9 p.m. Cryin' Heart takes the stage at Harney Street Tavern, for a free show. Cryin' Heart brings back the name that rhythm section Dave Wagner and Gary Williams performed under in the 1990s, with Tim Budig on guitar and vocals and Mike Wheeler also on guitar. Cryin' Heart is basically The Geezers with Wheeler taking up the...

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Backbeat - Surf Music, Aliens, Weapons, and Walkenhorst

Sci-Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular

This Friday August 21st, the Waiting Room Lounge hosts the Sci-Fi for Cy Fi Spectacular, a benefit show for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of two brave women fighting Cystic Fibrosis. Alexis Stansbury and Meghan Zimmerman both received double lung transplants. Yes, double. If you can imagine the experience of having both your lungs replaced, just imagine the cost...

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Live Music Review Spotlight:

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers played Reverb Lounge on August 17. They are touring in support of their newest album, Loved Wild Lost.

Loved Wild Lost, which follows the Bay Area-based band's eponymous 2013 debut, was produced by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter). It's their first time working with an outside collaborator and the result is their most compelling collection of songs to date. The richly...

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<p>Future hunters will be more like the dogs in this image than the man.</p>
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The most dangerous game

The sport of hunting is about to take a turn toward the weird. The next decades will give humans unprecidented ability to modify their own bodies, both by altering their genes and with custom prosthetics. As a result, there will develop a style of hunting based around modifying the body so that the hunter can chase, capture, and kill his prey just as a wild animal would.

These hunters will be equipped with inhuman...

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