China Censorship

A slightly old Rolling Stone article discusses how China is strict with letting in bands to tour in their country. Apparently Avril Lavigne and Good Charlotte have had to postpone gigs due to restrictions. The review process that a band must undergo before receiving permits to play in China is rigorous- they gather background info […]

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Is rock music losing its cool?

Hannah Montana leads a double life- where she is a ‘rock star’ in one of them. Millions of preteen girls declare their desire to be rock stars while listening to Hannah Montana’s incredibly poppy tunes. The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame 2008 inductees include Madonna to keep company with the likes of Van Halen, […]

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Vin Rouge @ Bottom of the Hill, 8/29/08

I am constantly searching for a good, local industrial hard rock band. It’s been a long search. Most things border too much on dancey/techno or go too light. When I came across Vin Rouge, I got really excited. Psychedelic/Industrial/Rock? Yes, please. The few tracks up on MySpace had me a bit confused, though. There was […]

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rock out SF

friday/august 29: vin rouge @ BOTH saturday/august 30: ? sunday/august 31: beck @ the independent (for a few lucky ducks) monday/september 1: ? tuesday/september 2: polvo, trans am @ bimbo’s wednesday/september 3: ?

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LA Times article on Reznor

Enjoy. I’m surprised that he’s opening the door on his personal life a bit. Dinner with dad? This guy knows how to fuel the fire. Oodles of female fans were just driven a little more mad.

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I Want My MTV

The old MTV. The one that was such a part of making me love music. I’d like them to start with fixing the MTV VMAs, and after reading this article on the host, Russel Brand, I have a little hope. My fingers are crossed, but I will not hold my breath.

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Top 10 Must See Live Bands/Artists

You must see them before you die, this is an order! Theses are bands that IMHO are the best bang for your buck. I have seen/will see them multiple times and they never get old, always leave you satisfied and wanting more. I would adjust my schedule around their shows any day, and you should, […]

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Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park, 8/22-24/08

Things I love about festivals: 1. The need for a mission: Save the Environment! Eat organic! Save energy! Register to vote! Safe sex! Things I hate about festivals: 1. Everything except see above. We’re not even going to talk about how I got sick and missed Radiohead on Friday. Instead, we’ll start with Saturday at […]

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Hot Lixx Hulahan Wins 2008 World Air Guitar Championship

Less than two weeks after claiming the US Air Guitar Championship, Hot Lixx Hulahan has been crowned the World Air Guitar Champion. Watch this video for Bjorn Turoque’s behind the scenes footage of the competition. Hot Lixx, a 2 time US Champion, takes the 2nd ever World title for the US. C-Diddy won in the […]

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Guitar Superstar 2008 Host & Judges

Last year I had a lot of fun at the Guitar Hero Championship. This year, the newly rebranded (ugh, Activision) Guitar Superstar competition will take place on September 13 once again at Great American. This year’s host will be the guitarist for The Police, Andy Summers. Judges include repeats from last year- Joe Satriani and […]

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Outside Lands 'fantasy' schedule

It’ll pretty much be a reality, but here you go, nonetheless. Friday: Black Mountain Beck Radiohead Saturday: Dredg Liars Lupe Fiasco Primus Tom Petty Sunday: K’Naan The Cool Kids Broken Social Scene Rodrigo Y Gabriela This festival is going to be soooooo mellow. I may need a sedative to keep pace.

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rock out SF

thursday/august 21: Candy Apple @ The Rickshaw friday/august 22: Radiohead @ Outside Lands saturday/august 23: Tom Petty @ Outside Lands sunday/august 24: Primus @ Outside Lands monday/august 25: Extreme @ The Fillmore tuesday/august 26: Ice Cube @ The Fillmore wednesday/august 27: !!! @ The Independent

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Those quirky SF venues

ipickmynose recently posted about the top 5 quirks of SF venues. And you know what that made me think of? The top 5 things about SF venues that piss me off! 1. I want physical tickets to Bottom of the Hill, Great American Music Hall, and Slim’s shows. It’s a little piece of memorabilia that […]

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Myspace Find: Yuppie Pricks

Yes, it’s crass, but that’s what punk is supposed to be, it’s the Yuppie Pricks. It starts with the album cover, a banana hammock of patriotic proportions, to the album name: ‘Balls’, to the song titles- “Fuck You I’m Rich”. This is exactly the kind of bizarro concoction of a band that I miss from […]

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