rock out SF

thurs./may 1: The Dilettantes @ The Independent fri./may 2: Duran Duran @ Sleep Train Amphitheater sat./may 3: Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ Slim’s sun./may 4: nothing mon./may 5: nothing tues./may 6: nothing wed./may 7: Bellavista @ BOTH

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New and Improved Top 5 Stripper Songs

So one of my most read entries is Top 5 Stripper songs. Apparently there are a lot of people out there looking for stripper worthy tunes, and the Hard Rock Chick is happy to provide them. So, in order to fuel the desire, here are 5 more stripperific songs. Thanks to everyone who for some […]

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Hendrix Sex Tape

This makes me feel weird. Tommy Lee, ok. Paris, duh. Vince Neil, no thanks. Hendrix? I know he was plaster casted- but seriously.

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Where would you want to play your dream gig and why?

As you can tell from my live review metrics- the venue definitely plays a role at a show. And, man, there are some great ones here in SF- The Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, Bimbo’s 365, The Warfield. Austin has Stubb’s and The Backyard, San Antonio has (had?) Sunken Gardens. I asked […]

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nin presales

woohoo- we still get special entrances…but i’m still skeptical. i don’t like the sound of ‘work in progress‘. Glad to hear Lexington will go first- let’s see how their tickets go before mine go on sale….

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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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rockin' you soon

on sale Sunday @ 10a: Air Guitar Championship Regionals @ The Independent, 6/25/08 STP and BMRC @ The Greek, 7/25/08

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rock out SF

thurs./april 24: MGMT @ Slim’s fri./april 25: Veil Veil Vanish @ The Knockout sat./april 26: Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine sun./april 27: none mon./april 28: none tues./april 29: none wed./april 30: The Breeders @ Slim’s

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The Raconteurs, Birds of Avalon @ Bimbo's, 4/23/08

I resisted the idea of Jack White as my generation’s rock star for a long time. After last night’s show, I have come to my senses. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the music, or there was too much hype, or anything like that. My beef with Jack was that, in my opinion, he lacked […]

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NIN shows Discipline with another new release

NIN did it again and surprised everyone by releasing a new single today via….the radio. It seems that sobriety+no record company has turned Trent Reznor into a prolific tune creator. The sound of this single is honestly a surprise to me, its a bit schizophrenic in comparison to other recent works, and embodies a space […]

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John 5 on June 9

John 5 will be conducting a free clinic at the Guitar Center on Van Ness on June 9th. I’ll be there to meet one of my favorite guitarists!

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Prepare to Air

The Air Guitar Championship is coming..twice this year! If you haven’t seen the documentary that verges on mockumentary, you really are missing out. Let me entice you with these quotes: “To Air is human” “Make air, not war” “If you’re holding an air guitar, you can’t hold a gun”

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