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 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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Top 5: live music etiquette

For the audience: 1. Tall guys/gals in the back, please. And don’t use your 5 foot tall girlfriend as an excuse either. And girls- no tall ponytails or extravagant hats. They get in my way. 2. I came to hear the band, not you. I know you sing along to this song in the shower […]

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upcoming tickets sales alert

set your alarms for 10a on Saturday to get: Bjork @ the Shoreline Amphitheater on May 19th set your alarms for 10a on Sunday to get: The Shins @ The Warfield on April 18th Ice Cube @ The Fillmore on April 27th And keep in mind… Morrisey tickets go on sale on 3/31!

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upcoming shows alert

Thurs., 3/22: The Bravery at popscene Fri., 3/23: Dirty Vegas DJ set at supperclub Sat., 3/24: Killswitch Engage with Dragonforce, Chimera, and He Is Legend at The Warfield. Did you study your metal chart? It’s New Wave American Metal night. Sun., 3/25: El-P at Mezzanine. I’ll be at this one. Wed. & Thurs., 3/28-29: TV […]

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myspace find

Having a bad day? Go take a listen to ‘Animal Battle’ by Saliva Slingers. Instant smile.

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Rock 'N Roll Fantasy Camp

This isn’t your high school band camp. It’s Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp. The commercials for this are drilled into your head if you watch VH1 Classic for any period of time. So, like a good commercial does, it drove me to their site. And, I must say, it is on my list of things […]

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I'm With the Band, by Pamela Des Barres

Miss Pamela. What a life. For many years, I have thought I was born in the wrong decade, that I should have come of age in the ’60s. Now I know that what I really want is to have grown up in the ’60s in LA as Miss Pamela. I’m With the Band will have […]

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300

I feel like I had been waiting to see 300 for about 300 years. I heard about it way back, when a teaser trailer was put up featuring the track ‘Just Like You Imagined’ by NIN, and it was all over our fan forum. Yeah, we’re nerds like that. So, despite lukewarm reviews, I really […]

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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

I love it when something that is perceived by the masses as low brow culture is turned into a cerebral undertaking. Sam Dunn, anthropologist/metal fan did just that with his documentary, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. Not only is this fun to watch, but it accomplishes many things for metal fans. 1. Learn why you do […]

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Hip Hop is Rock 'n' Roll

This NYT article discusses how Grandmaster Flash an The Furious Five is the first hip hop to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Funny how this occurs right as “everyone” is declaring that hip hop is dead. What does this mean for music? Basically, that our definition of rock ‘n roll […]

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The Devil's Rejects

So, I’m a little behind times with this review, but hey, I’m the only one I know that likes a good horror film. But I can’t bring myself to see one in the theater by myself. If House of 1000 Corpses didn’t convince you that Rob Zombie can make a damn fine horror film, then […]

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