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This Week in Local Music News

Steve Jobs, music industry innovator, dies of cancer at 56. The world mourns. [via SFGate]

SPIN posts an interesting look at the presence of homophobia in indie rock, extensively quoting Oakland's Younger Lovers leader Brontez Purnell [via Spin.com]

Wax Idols drop awesome new single "Gold Sneakers", announce tour with Terry Malts. [via The Bay Bridged]

Recently-departed Moon Duo (they moved to Colorado, but you can pry them from our cold, dead fingers) announce a Halloween-themed EP called "Horror Tour", and release a track by the same name. [via Pitchfork]

Young Prisms release a compilation of "gentle and dreamy" demos and outtakes from the recording of their excellent Friends For Now LP [via Altered Zones]

Oakland's Too $hort says he'll hold a fundraiser for SF mayoral candidate Leland Yee. Major WTF? [via SF Weekly]