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James Brown's Funky Christmas

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Here, another mix of Christmas tunes both old and new.

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Noise Pop 2013

Noise Pop announced its preliminary 2013 festival lineup, which includes a DJ set from Amon Tobin, Toro Y Moi, DIIV, Ramona Falls, Rogue Wave, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Free Energy, Jenny-O, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), OBN III, Bear Mountain, FUZZ, and Sinkane. Thoughts? [via email PR land]

The Bay Bridged put together an awesome mix of Christmas music by Bay Area bands because, let's face it, Christmas music is pretty inescapable these days. You may as well make it count. [via The Bay Bridged]

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Marc Bolan Christmas Bop

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. To get into the the Christmas music game, we put together a list of fairly weird holiday songs so you can give yourself a break from Mariah's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and other seasonal standards. Enjoy!

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Sarah Kirsch

A key figure in the Bay Area's punk scene has died. Sarah Kirsch, who was in numerous bands like Pinhead Gunpowder (which also featured Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong), Fuel, Fifteen, Torches to Rome, and more, passed earlier this week. Her ahead-of-the-curve presence will be missed. [via The Daily Swarm]

Another Bay Area native, jazz legend Dave Brubeck, also passed away this week (a day before his 92nd birthday).

Seven Awesome Gift Ideas from Chronicle Books

Our sister company Chronicle Books is a treasure trove of amazing books and paper goods we are constantly lusting after. We just feel lucky to be surrounded by their kaleidoscope of inspiring titles on a daily basis. Whether you're buying secret presents for yourself this holiday season, or looking for something off-beat and edgy for the resident book lover in your life, here are seven gift ideas, from us to you.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Blackbird Blackbird

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Today, we're highlighting SF's very own Blackbird Blackbird. Mikey Miramag (BB's mastermind) released a dreamy EP titled Boracay Planet (on Lavish Habits, an imprint of local label OM Records) which we can't stop listening to during these cloudy days.

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Neurosis

As praises continues to surface for their latest album Honor Found in Decay, Oakland metal heavyweights Neurosis talk about the biggest influences during their three decades in the music game. [via SPIN]

SF band Social Studies returns to the stage this next week (December 5) in support of their much-buzzed-about sophomore LP, Developer. [via Brick & Mortar]

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Haddaway

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Need to move a little after your Thanksgiving feasts? Here are six workout songs to exercise to.

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Golden Void

One of the Bay's best new psych bands, Golden Void, talked to The Bay Bridged about how they came to be, and their self-titled debut album. [via TheBayBridged]

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Adam Sandler

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. In honor of Thanksgiving, crank up and enjoy these songs to remind you what you're thankful for.

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