The Hard Rock Chick Wants to Know: What's your band's New Year's Resolution?

The new year tends to bring laundry lists of new year’s resolutions to us all. Of course, since January is almost over, they’ve all just about been broken. I was wondering if band’s have new year’s resolutions, so I asked a few. And I realized that bands get to have much cooler resolutions than I […]

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rockin' you soon

On sale at 10am on Sunday: Bob Schneider @ The Independent, 3/28 Blind Melon @ The Independent, 4/4 Saul Williams @ Slim’s

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rock out SF

thursday/january 31: autolux @ the independent **HRC SHOW** friday/february 1: Peloton @ BOTH saturday/february 2: hot challenge @ GAMH sunday/february 3: Lyfe Jennings @ The Independent monday/february 4: Black Mountain @ The Independent tuesday/february 5: Velvet Revolver @ The Warfield **HRC Show** wednesday/february 6: bella vista @ Rickshaw Stop

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myspace find: low sea roar

A local gem whose name comes from a Kerouac quote, Low Sea Roar is a 4 piece rock band. They have a female drummer- always a plus! Catch them on Feb. 13th at the Red Devil Lounge.

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myspace find: dead kids

The Dead Kids myspace kinda freaks me out. But then, their LCD Soundsytem meets The Rapture sound draws me in…

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metal skool

Metal Skool is the ‘longest running metal show’ on the Sunset Strip. You can bet that next time I’m in LA on a Monday, I’m gonna be here. One part glam rock tribute band and one part ‘theater’- Metal Skool has been attracting celebrity ‘crowd participations’ for a long time, which has led to some […]

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Top 5: Music Video directors

1. Spike Jonze Fatboy Slim/Praise You. To put himself in the starring role took something all by itself. And it was very timely, hitting in 1999, right before reality television took off. Beastie Boys/Sabotage. He took the already cool Beastie Boys and made them cooler. Fatboy Slim/Weapon of Choice. Two words: Christopher Walken. Two more […]

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The cultural relevance of music festivals

I was thinking the other day about music festivals, and how they don’t really appeal to me anymore. I thought about the festivals of the past, and how they sounded so much cooler than what we have going on now. I’m currently reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, and […]

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