The 2007 HardRockChick.com Awards

Of the 126 bands I saw this year, here are my choices across a multitude of categories. Consider most of the categories recommendations for buying tickets in the future. Best Shows: 1. Marilyn Manson 2. Velvet Revolver 3. M.I.A. (Rickshaw show) Worst Shows: 1. The Frail 2. Incubus (my fault mostly) 3. Dan Deacon Biggest […]

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2007 was a rockin' year

126 bands. 23 venues. $1,927 + fees. This was my year. While any reading music lover is by now sick of top 10 lists, top 100 lists, etc…all of which contain the overrated ‘In Rainbows’…I present you with a recap of my year’s worth of music adventures. You may have been at a few of […]

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Jet Boy and Flexx Bronco @ BOTH, 12/28/07

As a child of the Eighties, my first experiences drooling over rock stars was the hair metal bands. And I say hair metal bands because that is what they were to me- several indistinguishable groups that made loud and fast music. Hey, I was just a kid. I wasn’t intellectualizing music yet. But then the […]

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rock out SF

thursday/dec. 27: conflict @ slim’s friday/dec. 28: jet boy @ BOTH saturday/dec. 29: kai kln @ BOTH sunday/dec. 30: nada monday/dec. 31: mars volta @ bill graham civic tuesday/jan. 1: nada wednesday/jan. 2: nada

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rock out SF

sorry for missing last week’s picks….it’s been a busy holiday season! thursday/december 20: The Hot Toddies @ BOTH friday/december 21: queens of the stone age @ the warfield saturday/december 22: van halen @ oracle arena sunday/december 23: nada monday/december 24: niente tuesday/december 25: null wednesday/december 26: Reverend Horton Heat/Hank III/Nashville Pussy

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updates

1. I got my own page over at songkick. Check it. 2. I started a new youtube channel, so look for concert vids to be here now.

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Goon Moon w/ Sun Trash @ GAMH, 12/9/07

Goon Moon and Sun Trash brought desert rock to the city by the bay this Sunday. The southern fried psychedelic stoner rock warmed up the otherwise drafty venue, reverberating the walls with its special kind of lyrics, such as Sun Trash’s ‘Sour Cream’ and Goon Moon’s ‘Mashed Potatoes and Cream’. It was the kind of […]

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immigrant, Triple Cobra, and The Frail @ BOTH, 12/7/07

This particular Friday evening was one of those SF nights that occurs every few months, where there are 10 different great things going on and you can only choose one. I decided to keep it local by going to my neighborhood music venue to see some of SF’s finest bands. It was my first time […]

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Bauhaus breakup :(

Hey, guess what? Bauhaus is finishing up their first album since they broke up in 1983! Oh, but what? They are breaking up again and won’t tour to support it? No…. Well, at least I got to see them in 2006. Neener neener neener.

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NIN news

Trent and I are pissed that he got dissed by the Grammys. From nin.com: While the music industry is doing everything they possibly can to go out of business, can we all make sure to rid ourselves of the Grammys, too? Out of touch old men jacking each other off. ENOUGH! Plus, vid from a […]

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Dr. Rockso, the Rock 'n' Roll Clown

Ah, the genius of Metalocalypse. Dr. Rockso is particularly brilliant. I freaking hate clowns, but I might make an exception for Rockso. Best of Dr. Rockso: A Dr. Rockso fan: The Dr. Rockso inspiration: K-K-K-Yeah!

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Rob Zombie interview in RS today

There’s a nice interview on Zombie today on the Rolling Stone blog. The thought of him making a western horror (apparently called Weird West) has me reeling already. I’m envisioning this, but better: plus this: If you need any western prop connections, I know a few people…

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Nirvana Unplugged vs. Metallica Unplugged

With the recent release of Nirvana: Unplugged In New York, I thought about my recent live music experience with Metallica. This year’s Bridge School Benefit ended with a Metallica Unplugged performance, a set which did not succeed in the same way that Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged set did. Nirvana’s appearance on MTV’s Unplugged was met with […]

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