rockin' you soon

On sale at 10am on Sunday: Bob Schneider @ The Independent, 3/28 Blind Melon @ The Independent, 4/4 Saul Williams @ Slim’s

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rock out SF

thursday/january 31: autolux @ the independent **HRC SHOW** friday/february 1: Peloton @ BOTH saturday/february 2: hot challenge @ GAMH sunday/february 3: Lyfe Jennings @ The Independent monday/february 4: Black Mountain @ The Independent tuesday/february 5: Velvet Revolver @ The Warfield **HRC Show** wednesday/february 6: bella vista @ Rickshaw Stop

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myspace find: low sea roar

A local gem whose name comes from a Kerouac quote, Low Sea Roar is a 4 piece rock band. They have a female drummer- always a plus! Catch them on Feb. 13th at the Red Devil Lounge.

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metal skool

Metal Skool is the ‘longest running metal show’ on the Sunset Strip. You can bet that next time I’m in LA on a Monday, I’m gonna be here. One part glam rock tribute band and one part ‘theater’- Metal Skool has been attracting celebrity ‘crowd participations’ for a long time, which has led to some […]

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Top 5: Music Video directors

1. Spike Jonze Fatboy Slim/Praise You. To put himself in the starring role took something all by itself. And it was very timely, hitting in 1999, right before reality television took off. Beastie Boys/Sabotage. He took the already cool Beastie Boys and made them cooler. Fatboy Slim/Weapon of Choice. Two words: Christopher Walken. Two more […]

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The cultural relevance of music festivals

I was thinking the other day about music festivals, and how they don’t really appeal to me anymore. I thought about the festivals of the past, and how they sounded so much cooler than what we have going on now. I’m currently reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, and […]

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myspace find: hot challenge

Local up-and-comers Hot Challenge have a sound that spans from pop rock to to a darker electro rock, echoing the band’s diverse influences. They’ll be headlining a Fuzz.com showcase on Feb. 2nd and Great American Music Hall.

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rock out SF

Thursday/Jan. 24: The Teenagers @ popscene Friday/Jan. 25: Liars @ Slim’s Saturday/Jan. 26: Angry Samoans @ BOTH Sunday/Jan. 27: Poison the Well, The Locusts @ Slim’s Monday/Jan. 28: MGMT @ BOTH Tuesday/Jan. 29: Puddle of Mudd @ Slim’s Wednesday/Jan. 30: Josh Fix @ Cafe du Nord

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Top 5: I'm Depressed About the World songs

The world is pretty fucked up right now. Today felt like the tipping point where all hell began to break loose. Yesterday was Blue Monday…perhaps today is Black Tuesday. We’re in year 5 of a war, oil costs $100 a barrel, the stock market is taking a nose dive, health care sucks, mortgages suck, entertainers […]

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myspace find: xu xu fang

I have no idea if I’m pronouncing it correctly, but who cares. It’s the drummer from The Warlocks. Xu Xu Fang is dreamy psych rock from LA.

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Coachella 2008 lineup announced

Posted recently: FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend you, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius […]

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myspace find: ceremony

This band, Ceremony, apparently uses the same effects designer as A Place to Bury Strangers. Ah, the ways I find new music…

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the cool kids @ the independent, 1/17/08

The Cool Kids are the current it boys of the indie hip hop circuit, and rightfully so. Their stripped down, throwback beats and rhymes manage to be both nostalgic and fresh, a nice change of pace for the current corporate hip hop climate. It looks like 1991 outside The Independent, as the neon coated people […]

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spindrift, the vandelles @ 12 galaxies, 1/16/08

I’ll begin by saying that I think I started off my shows this year with an appropriate choice. There’s just something about seeing psychedelic rock in a small venue on a Wednesday night. On a evening with a clear ramping up from the amateur to the professional, all performers possessed the spirit of psychedelic rock […]

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