A Place to Bury Strangers, Sian Alice Group @ BOTH, 9/30/08

You know you’re at a good show when you see members of other good local bands milling around the club. I was pretty early to the game to being a fan of A Place to Bury Strangers, and I’m happy to see a packed Bottom of the Hill after seeing them here earlier this year […]

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Mission of Burma, Hank IV @ The Independent, 9/27/08

This is my first time going to a show where an album is being performed in its entirety. This has been a popular trend lately, as Metallica, Built to Spill, and Sonic Youth have recently performed albums. I find the concept interesting. Doesn’t it take the magic out of setlist surprises? How many albums can […]

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Rancid, The Adolescents @ The Warfield, 9/26/08

Last night I was an outcast. I didn’t grow up with this music. Unlike 99% of the people there, I didn’t know every word, where the fist pumps go, where to say ‘hey!’. My outfit wasn’t entirely right either. But, I had always heard that Rancid puts on killer shows and have amazing fans; so […]

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Dear Trent Reznor,

I recently received your survey, and I have to say, I was impressed. You wanted to know all sorts of things about us fans to make the greatest band in the world even better- what we’d like to see on nin.com, what shows we watch, what DVDs we buy. And I guess we’ll forgive you […]

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R.I.P. Muxtape

I loved the simple stupid muxtape. But some stupid licensing thing killed it. Now it appears it will just be some other band widget thing…poo.

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Fight Club, American Psycho, and Reznor

All things I love, but how are they connected. Broadway, of course! American Psycho and Fight Club are rumored to be turned into stage productions, and TR is supposedly doing the score to the Fight Club musical. Now that is some theater I can get into. Of course, this could all be some elaborate joke. […]

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Smashing Pumpkins to release DVD of Fillmore Residency footage

The Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a DVD containing footage from their week long July residency at The Fillmore last year. I was there on the last night- wonder if they caught footage of me fainting?

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What do I do? Chris Cornell and Timbaland ?!?!

OK, I have no Halloween plans and my former teen dream Chris Cornell is coming to town. Easy decision right? WRONG! He is coming with Timbaland, his latest album collaborator in a career move that I despise to pieces. And- I don’t have a costume yet. Should I go and gaze upon Cornell one last […]

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rockin' you soon: bridge school, ohGr

on sale Sunday @ 10a: Bridge School Benefit featuring Neil Young, Wilco, Jack Johnson, Death Cab, Norah Jones, Cat Power, ZZ Top or Smashing Pumpkins @ Shoreline Amphitheater, 10/25-26/08 ohGr @ Slim’s, 11/21/08

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rock out SF 9/25-31: Rancid, Mission of Burma, A Place to Bury Strangers, My Bloody Valentine

Thursday/September 25: Obituary @ Slim’s Friday/September 26: Rancid @ The Warfield Saturday/September 27: Mission of Burma @ The Indie Sunday/September 28: -nothing- Monday/September 29: A Place to Bury Strangers @ BOTH Tuesday/September 30: My Bloody Valentine @ The Concourse Wednesday/September 31: -nothing-

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