The Presets @ Mezzanine, 10/6/08

Last time The Presets were in town, I had to bail last minute because I was sikamikanico. Pissed me right off. Luckily they came back, and guess what? Sick again…but this time I powered through, cuz thatz how I roll. Oh, Mezzanine, how I have missed you. Not. You now make me feel both old […]

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Cut Copy, Black Kids @ Mezzanine, 4/26/08

Occasionally, between screaming guitars and brutal mosh pits, I like to go dancing. I figured that this one off Coachella show would be a fun night for it. Notice that the headliner’s name is missing. Black Kids are an interesting hybrid of indie rock, motown, techno, and The Cure. That said, I didn’t get it. […]

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Ghostland Observatory @ Mezzanine, 11/29/07

Ghostland Observatory, from HRC’s hometown of Austin, TX, have succeeded in carving out their own little distinct space in today’s current music landscape. The duo’s music might best be described as electro funk rock, echoing their self proclaimed disparate influences- Daft Punk, Bowie, The Clash, Prince, and The Animals. The frontman/guitarist/dancer Aaron Behrens and drummer/keyboardist/producer […]

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M.I.A./The Cool Kids @ Mezzanine, 11/8/07

M.I.A. is coming back to town. One night at The Fillmore and one night at Mezzanine. Hmmmm…an early night with a better view and a mellower crowd at The Fillmore…or a crazy late night slam dancing with fellow crazies at Mezzanine? What to do. I went with Mezzanine. At the end of July I was […]

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Justice @ Mezzanine, 10/10/07

Mezzanine should just change its name to Midnight. Because no matter what day of the week it is, the show will not get started until then. What many are claiming was the show of the summer made for a great ad as the tickets for Justice went on sale. From one French DJ duo to […]

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Nico Vega & The Gray Kid @ Mezzanine, 7/21/07

You know it’s going to be a rough night when you lose your charm before the night even begins. I don’t literally mean my charm- that’s here to stay- but my cute little boom box charm on my ghetto gold necklace fell off before I even made it to Mezzanine to show it off. Cheap […]

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LCD Soundsystem @ Mezzanine, 4/30/07

LCD Soundsystem has received a lot of buzz for being one of the best live acts today. You could tell they were riding high off of their performance at Coachella, where Rolling Stone’s ‘reporter’ claimed that LCD was ‘best of the fest’ Mezzanine was packed, especially for a Monday night. This dude called YACHT opened […]

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DJ AM/Mickey Avalon/Dirt Nasty and Andre Legacy/Travis Barker @ Mezzanine, 3/30/07

Travis Barker: missed. Thanks, Friday night focus groups! After one hour and a shot, too many blondes and boobs and attitudes (go back to where you came from), Andre Legacy and Dirt Nasty jump on stage. Fun set, potty humor stoner rap. Someone kept throwing ice at them. Most seem disinterested and have no idea […]

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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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Noise Pop: Ghostland Observatory, Honeycut, The Gray Kid, and Land Shark @ Mezzanine, 3/3/07

Yay, the Mezzanine. It is becoming my second home. And it is girl’s night out. We walk in mid way through a set from Land Shark, who was not listed on the bill. I felt totally unprepared, for I usually go listen to everyone who I am going to see prior to a show. Not […]

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