Scratch the Album

Another NYT article on the struggling music industry. It discusses how some artists are now just signed to record a couple of songs. This is another great example of how short our attention spans are getting. It discusses how it is predicted that only certain artist’s fans will demand full length albums, naming Radiohead and […]

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upcoming ticket sales alert

10a on 3/31/Sat. Rock the Bells w/ Rage Against the Machine and Wu Tang, PLUS Public Enemy, Nas, Cypress Hill, The Roots, Mos Def, and many more at the McCovey Cove Parking Lot on August 18th. I’ll be thurr. Morrissey @ Paramount Theater in Oakland on May 1st. and if you have money left….10a on […]

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upcoming shows alert

here’s your list of shows not to be missed for the upcoming week: 3/29/Thurs: Calla @ popscene. 3/30/Fri: DJ AM’s Birthday Bash @ Mezzanine, with Mickey Avalon. I’ll be there. 3/31/Sat: Tokyo Decadence @ Rickshaw Stop 4/1/Sun: Apparently no good bands want to play on April Fool’s day. If you know of one, let me […]

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open source resistance

Good music is rebellious…great music causes change. Go listen to some El-P, stream some Year Zero, and muster your creative juices. Now take it and run with it here.

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El-P, Lateef The Truthspeaker @ Mezzanine 3/25/07

We have entered the period where our world has been sufficiently messed up for a long enough period of time that it has seeped into the souls of many musicians. For every time we hear ‘My Humps’, it should be balanced by an artist that is aware enough to have a voice that says more […]

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Plaster Caster

Cynthia Plaster Caster. Hmmmm….hmmmmmmm….trying to find the words. Yeah. So Cynthia got her brilliant idea to collect plaster molds of rock star ‘members’, and she has quite a collection. She refers to them as her ‘babies’. I always wonder if she’s a groupie that preferred to have a purpose to be backstage ogling these rockers, […]

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Top 5 live music movies

1. Almost Famous: really captures the after-show bliss: and what it means to be a fan: “I mean, they don’t even know what it is to be a fan. You know, to truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band…so much that it hurts.” 2. Singles: cameos galore…AIC, Soundgarden, PJ…all those guys […]

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Top 5 non-traditional musicals

1. Labyrinth 2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 3. Cry Baby 4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch 5. The Point

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Top 5 music scenes in movies

1. Wayne’s World: Bohemian Rhapsody 2. American Psycho: Phil Collins 3. Almost Famous: Tiny Dancer 4. Wild at Heart: Slaughterhouse (not exactly the scene I was looking for…I prefer when they jump out of the car and dance on the side of the road. But you get the idea) 5. The Breakfast Club: We Are […]

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myspace find

OK, I’m cheating a little. I didn’t really find these guys on myspace. But you should! I saw Driveblind when they opened for Candlebox. Yeah, Candlebox-they’re still around and still totally awesome. Anyway, these guys totally rocked it. It’s classic rock-love songs you can cry to and drive to. They’re from Scotland, but living in […]

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