rockin' you soon

On sale Sunday @ 10am: Siouxsie @ The Fillmore, 2/12-13/08 Ministry @ The Fillmore 4/1-2/08 Autolux @ The Independent, 1/31/08 Blaqk Audio & Moving Units @ Mezzanine, 12/31/07

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rock out SF

Thursday/November 29: Ghostland Observatory @ Mezzanine **HRC Show** Friday/November 30: The Lemonheads @ Slim’s Saturday/December 1: The Pets @ The Knockout Sunday/December 2: Suicidal Tendencies @ Slim’s Monday/December 3: Grey Daturas @ BOTH Tuesday/December 4: Juliette and the Licks @ GAMH Wednesday/December 5: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

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U.S.S.A.

So….these guys aren’t really new, but the band itself is- U.S.S.A. About a year ago, bassist/programmer/producer Paul Barker ( ex Ministry/Revolting Cocks) and guitarist/composer Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Tomahawk) decided to start a new band. They got together and wrote some material, liked what they heard, and then recruited an unknown but extremely talented young […]

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Guitar World Reader's poll

Following up on my ode to guitarists earlier this week, please take a minute to vote in the 2008 Guitar World Reader’s poll. You’ll see some familiar names on there.

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Top 5: Songs that are too short

They leave me wanting more every time. Breaking Glass, David Bowie (1:53) Been A Son, Nirvana (1:56) Yesterdays, The Beatles (2:05) Dropkick The Punks, The Faint (2:24) Highwayman, The Highwayman (3:04)

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Filter back in action

The Filter MySpace page had a little announcement today** via some weird phone message doodad from Richard Patrick. Anyway, a new Filter album in the works to be released in the Spring- the only announced participant being Rae Dileo, not to be confused as another DeLeo brother, coming on as a producer. No band members […]

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How people get here

I keep a close eye on my stats, since this is a growing entity, and I try to figure out what works and what doesn’t. For instance, I pride myself on being one of the top read sources of info on Velvet Revolver setlists, the Guitar Hero Championship, Metallica’s Bridge School performance, and M.I.A.’s Rickshaw […]

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the vanity label

What’s a vanity label? The vanity label was a cog in the recording industry that reached its peak in the ’90s. Basically, it was a record label created by an artist, but falling under the umbrella of the parent record company of the artist. This would allow for an artist to sign and promote artists […]

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NIN in the NYT today

There’s a decent article on western bands touring the East today, and Nine Inch Nails is given as an example of one of the bands. In fact, there’s a picture of Trent as the crown of the piece: The article describes the East as being starved for Western music, not having access to many records […]

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Top 10: The Hard Rock Chick's favorite modern day guitarists

Some of them are technically amazing, some of them are really fun to watch, and several are both…and many of them are highly underrated. These are all post-Slash era guitarists. Tom Morello/Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman Jerry Cantrell/Alice In Chains Kim Thayil/Soundgarden Robin Finck/NIN, GNR (the video is proof that he should keep […]

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Ticket insurance

When I went to buy my tickets for the Goon Moon show at Great American Music Hall, I noticed something new…they offer ticket insurance. What is ticket insurance? (from GAMH website) Ticket insurance is an option offered at checkout from a third party insurance provider. The Great American Music Hall does not provide refunds or […]

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Top 5: Thanksgiving songs

The Thanksgiving Song, Adam Sandler Music Video:THE THANKSGIVING SONG (by Adam Sandler) Music Video Code provided by Video Code Zone Ya’ll Some Turkeys (actually, it’s the album title), The Gray Kid Thank You, Led Zeppelin Hungry Like The Wolf Zombie, The Cranberries

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Ch-ch-ch-changes! MySpace Player

MySpace finally got a clue and fixed their standalone player. Now I can go to an artist’s page and it will transition from song to song without forcing me to manually do it. This was one of the most annoying things ever. Thanks, Tom!

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rockin' you soon

On sale Sunday @ 10a: Black Mountain @ The Independent, 2/2/08 Explosions in the Sky @ GAMH, 3/21+22/08

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rock out SF

Just because it’s Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t mean the music stops… Thursday/Nov. 22: This Charming Band @ popscene Friday/Nov. 23: Enslaved @ Slim’s Saturday/Nov. 24: Bus Driver @ GAMH Sunday/Nov. 25: MC Frontalot @ Cafe du Nord Monday/Nov. 26: As I Lay Dying @ Slim’s Tuesday/Nov. 27: Supagroup @ Rickshaw Stop Wednesday/Nov. 28: U.S.S.A. @ BOTH

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