Happy Industrial Monday w/ VNV Nation, War Tapes, and Ayria @ The Grand, 6/29/09

It was a warm Monday evening in SF. I walked into The Grand, which was surprisingly empty. I thought this show might fit well as a finale to Pride Weekend. Ayria is on stage, flanked by a drummer (turned sideways and tucked in the corner) and a laptop guy (who as my friend pointed out, […]

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The Kids Are Alright ~ Warped Tour SF @ Pier 30/32, 6/28/09

It was my first Warped Tour. My dislike for festivals reaches far back into my youth, when I was the target demographic for this event (12-16 year olds would be my guess). The only exception I made was a couple of Ozzfests- because I heart Ozzy. Of course, I was total jailbait at those, but […]

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Make Air Not War – The U.S. Air Guitar Regionals/SF Golden Gate @ The Independent, 6/26/09

As I get deeper and deeper into making HardRockChick a legitimate website, building up my own credibility as a writer that bestows music insights upon you, I feel a little weird about still going to see Air Guitar. BUT- the whole thing makes me laugh. And laughter is the best medicine, right? The show begins […]

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Rockin' You Soon: Sunn O))), Down, Psychedelic Furs, Children of Bodom

Sunday @ 10a: Sunn O)))) @ The Independent 8/8/09 Down, The Melvins @ The Grand 8/14/09 The Psychedelic Furs & Happy Mondays @ The Grand, 9/17/09 Children of Bodom @ The Grand 10/9/09

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Rock Out SF: Air Guitar, Warped Tour, VNV Nation, Pentagram

Friday-June 26: U.S. Air Guitar Championships- SF Golden Gate Regional @ The Independent Saturday-June 27: Warped Tour @ Pier 30/32 Sunday-June 28: —— Monday-June 29: VNV Nation @ The Grand Tuesday-June 30: —— Wednesday-July 1: Necrophagist @ The Grand Thursday-July 2: Pentagram @ DNA Lounge

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Top 5 Sex Songs

Songs with ‘SEX’ in the title. Plasmatics/Sex Junkie: Wendy O Williams just put it ALL out there. The Plasmatics – Sex Junkie Air/Sexy Boy: Not a huge Air fan, but have always loved this song. The Faint/Worked Up So Sexual: One of The Faint’s great story songs. CSS/Music is My Hot, Hot Sex: Also not […]

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rock and shop: i/denti/tee

i/denti/tee: “music tees for music lovers” At $55 a pop, you can get one of your favorite lyrics on a basic tee. I imagine most of that must be for licensing the lyrics….at least that is my hope. Regardless, It’s a decent concept, a nice looking shirt, AND it comes bundled with 10 iTunes tracks. […]

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Metal to My Ears w/ Isis, Helms Alee @ GAMH, 6/23/09

I’m driving through the Tenderloin, dodging crazy people who wander into the streets, looking for parking. I have two spots stolen from me, and am heckled on the street as I walk to the venue. But stepping into the Great American Music Hall makes it all go away (as does the bartender’s extremely stiff drink). […]

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In the Beginning….Rage Against the Machine

Promo footage from 1991/92….wow! It includes their first public performance, with the most docile RATM crowd ever.

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myspace find: white rhino

Name: White Rhino From: Austin, TX Shares DNA With: Motorhead, QotSA, Valient Thorr Feels Like: Riding a mechanical bull at a punk club Key to Success: youtube clips reveal a good stage presence, and they are hitting the pavement Needs To Work On: coming to SF

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