MySpace Find: The Black Crayons

The Black Crayons, from LA, are a nice addition to the slowly surging neo-psychedelic movement. They have a Southern rock slant, that reflects their influences list of bands like Spindrift and Beck.

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Billy Idol @ The Fillmore, 6/26/08

It’s the most packed I’ve ever seen The Fillmore. Or, perhaps I usually arrive much earlier and am in the front row, unaware of what is going on behind me. I’m only able to stand in about the 10th row, and it sucks. Damn, I am spoiled. Billy Idol is an icon: the spiky white […]

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rock out SF

Thursday/June 26: Billy Idol @ The Fillmore **HRC SHOW** Friday/June 27: Robert Plant & Allison Krause @ The Greek Saturday/June 28: The Nightwatchman @ Fat City (Cindy Sheehan Benefit) Sunday/June 29: nada Monday/June 30: nada Tuesday/July 1: nada Wednesday/July 2: Mike Ness @ The Fillmore

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She Wants Revenge @ The Fillmore, 6/20/08

There’s something highly comical about seeing Dethklok, Ted Nugent, and now She Wants Revenge at The Fillmore in the span of two weeks. Different vibes, different dress codes abound as tonight represents the fashion hip, sexy beat craving dancing freak. I’ve been following SWR since before their first record released in 2006. They catch a […]

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Ted Nugent @ The Fillmore, 6/19/08

Ted Nugent is about as polarizing a figure as they come. Crazy/genius…those are the words often used to describe him. Both sides were felt as we walked into The Fillmore- the venue alone signals you’re going to see someone great, and then a glance at the stage, with it’s Uncle Sam caricature of Uncle Ted, […]

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The New Centuries, White Pee @ Retox, 6/18/08

It’s 11:30p on a Tuesday, and I’m in the basement of a remote hipster bar far removed from mainstream SF. I’ve just been served a Corona by a pretty Eastern European bartender who barely knew a lick of English, and now I’m sipping it in the cabin of an airplane. Really, the airplane decor complete […]

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rockin' you soon

Saturday @ 10am: Conor Oberst @ BOTH, 8/1-2/08 Sunday @ 10am: IAMX @ GAMH, 9/16/08 Air Guitar National Championship @ Grand Ballroom @ The Regency, 8/8/08 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Warfield, 9/20/08 Dandy Warhols @ The Warfield, 10/4/08 The Black Crowes @ The Fillmore, 12/15-20/08

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rock out SF

Thursday/June 19: Ted Nugent @ The Fillmore **HRC SHOW** Friday/June 20: She Wants Revenge @ The Fillmore **HRC SHOW** Saturday/June 21: Death Cab for Cutie @ The Greek Sunday/June 22:

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Acid Test

Fuse unveiled a new show today which will investigate music myths. 2 back to back episodes fetured test to determine if musicians play better in an altered state (no), snorting ants was possible (yes), you could really die in a mosh pit (um, yeah…dur), and if you can really ‘kill’ your voice (yes, but not […]

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Broken Spindles @ Cafe du Nord, 6/17/08

If you are really a fan of a band, then you take the time to learn more about the musicians. If you’re really really a fan of a band, you listen to and go see the musicians side projects. I’m really really a fan of The Faint, and Broken Spindles is Joel Petersen’s- bassist for […]

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"fruit and flowers"

…apparently, that’s financial code for coke and hookers in the music biz. The NY Times had a lengthy article on an industry outsider swooping in to try to turn around EMI on Monday. One of his mission- eliminate any “fruit and flowers” line items being billed to the record company. Man, the good days are […]

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Rock Out SF

Thursday/June 12: The Ting Tings @ popscene Friday/June 13: times new viking @ BOTH Saturday/June 14: Giant Squid @ Annie’s Social Club Sunday/June 15: Death Metal night @ BOTH Monday/June 16: Biafra Five-O @ GAMH Tuesday/June 17: Broken Spindles @ Cafe du Nord **HRC SHOW** Wednesday/June 18: The New Centuries @ Retox Lounge **HRC SHOW**

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