Bay Area Indie Music Fest

I’m a little late to this news, but it’s important for anyone who consumes live music like I do. Stay far, far away from this festival. Yes, you: spectators, fans, vendors. No support from me. To call something the Indie Fest and then to go and screw up the event so badly AND not pay […]

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rockin' you soon

On sale now: Guitar Player Guitar Superstar Competition @ GAMH, 9/13/08 Sunday @ 10a: Henry Rollins @ Zellerbach Hall, 9/19/08 The Toadies @ Slim’s, 9/16/08 The Damned @ Slim’s, 10/28/08

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rock out SF

thursday/july 17: darker my love @ popscene friday/july 18: bears! bears! bears! @ retox saturday/july 19: immigrant @ dna lounge sunday/july 20: flexxbronco @ BOTH monday/july 21: N.E.R.D. @ The Fillmore tuesday/july 22: burning brides/middle class rut @ rickshaw wednesday/july 23: chikita violenta @ the independent

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Metallica/Guitar Hero one up GNR/Rock Band

Metallica announced on its website that it’s entire upcoming album, Death Magnetic, would be available for download for Guitar Hero III day and date with its street release. The whole album. Take that you one unreleased track from an album 15 years and $13M in the making.

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GNR to begin the Chinese Democracy rollout via Rock Band

The Times revealed that at today’s E3, MTV will announce the tracklist for Rock Band 2. The most prominent item on this tracklist is a GNR song entitled “Shackler’s Revenge”. While this wasn’t one of the songs leaked recently, if you add this song to that list, the numbers are shaping up to tell us […]

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God hates Metal

Several metal festivals have been living up to their reputations lately as brutal affairs. All in the last few days: Two found dead at Norway Rock Festival Spain’s Metalway festival canceled after heavy storms, Iron Maiden pulls out. Rocklahoma is delayed after 60 mile hour winds collapse 2 stages. “Horrific” stabbing at Scotland’s T in […]

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rock out SF

thursday/july 10: 16 volt @ dna lounge **HRC SHOW** friday/july 11: egyptian lover @ mezzanine saturday/july 12: mayhem: slipknot & disturbed @ shoreline amphitheater sunday/july 13: Girl in a Coma @ BOTH monday/july 14: Cervantes @ BOTH tuesday/july 15: Summer Slaughter Tour @ The Fillmore wednesday/july 16: Master Slash Slave @ Rickshaw Stop

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NIN ARG Cranking again?

1. NIN plots tour using Google Earth. 2. Mysterious ? pops up in LA. Someone goes there and finds this: 3. Spiralers go apeshit and think it’s a fake after analyzing the font and deeming it to be from the With Teeth era. 4. Another ? pops up on the map and another envelope is […]

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Top 5 Songs about Summer

It’s mid summer, and while SF stays comparatively cool, most of the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying the heat of summer…I’ll pretend in my air conditioning-less apartment. Jewel of the Summertime/Audioslave

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MySpace Find: MakeUpBreakup

For fans of Depeche Mode, She Wants Revenge, New Order and Fischerspooner…enjoy MakeUpBreakup from…Rhode Island. That caught me off guard.

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Denny's goes Alternative

Apparently Denny’s has been doing some research on their customers– because they’ve revamped their 10p-5a service. New menu, new jeans and t-shrts attire for waitstaff, and…alternative music on the speakers. They realized that the majority of their business at this time basically comes from drunken and or stoned young adults. No telling what they consider […]

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Headbanging is Harmful

The bassist from Scottish band The Day I Vanished went partially blind after headbanging at a show on Friday. He suffered a detached retina, which can only partially be fixed by a surgery. Now that’s metal.

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Dethklok Action Figures!

I already have the Kid Robot Murdeface and Toki.…but I must admit these look like they might be cooler: I need a Comic-Con attendee to pick one up for me. Anyone? I’ll be your best friend.

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vote for immigrant to open for coldplay

OK, I don’t really like coldplay, but I love immigrant, so vote for them! It’s the 11th video down- for some reason, they did not label who each video is. And the rest are all crap so don’t waste your time.

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Ian Curtis' Gravestone Stolen

The Joy Division documentary just released on DVD, and someone decides to steal Ian Curtis’ ‘memorial stone‘. Perhaps Courtney Love knows who did it. BTW, half the Joy Division documentary is in the extras, so don’t skip them.

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