Tap Tap NIN is here!

My hand hurts from my overly exaggerated motions…but I’m digging it. As with guitar hero, sometimes I feel the beats seem a bit off from what I’d expect. Also, the visual feedback for correctly executing a tap is a bit ambiguous. And, I’ve never felt like saying, “Shut up, Trent, I need to hear the […]

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rockin' you soon: NOFX

NOFX will be doing an SF club tour next year: Slim’s 2/10/09 Great American Music Hall on 2/11/09 The Fillmore 2/13/09 Thee Parkside 2/14/09

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rock out SF: chris cornell, roky erickson, diplo

Thursday/October 30: veil veil vanish @ popscene Friday/October 31: Chris Cornell/Timbaland @ The Fillmore Saturday/November 1: Tom Morello/The Nightwatchman @ The Fillmore Sunday/November 2: Roky Erickson & The Black Angel @ GAMH Monday/November 3: Diplo @ GAMH Tuesday/November 4: Crystal Stilts @ BOTH Wednesday/November 5: nothing now- but if the election goes well…there should be!

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'Momma Sed' Maynard is the shiz

Peep the new video from Tool’s Maynard James Keenan’s side project Puscifer, ‘Momma Sed’: And… “According to The Pulse of Radio, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan has opened a retail store named after his side project PUSCIFER in the town of Jerome, Arizona, where Keenan also makes his home. The shop features all the items […]

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The Damned @ Slim's, 10/28/08

It’s that special time in October where we’re relatively close to Halloween. The time when you look at people’s outfits and go, “Is that an early Halloween costume? Or is that what they would normally wear to this show?” I guess the magic is in the mystery. It’s a little hard to describe The Damned. […]

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myspace find: hot pink delorean

Hot Pink Delorean. Let’s take a moment to think about how awesome that name is. And then listen to their remix of ‘Casual Satisfaction’. Gets even better, doesn’t it? Another addition to the dirty electro trash scene, HPD reinvigorates the genre that I was growing oh so tired of.

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Top 5 Obama Songs to occupy this long last week before D-Day

Some are interesting. Some are atrocities. None are metal. Hello, step it up, guys. Rap is kicking your ass. from democraticstuff.com Obama is Here- Ludacris Obama-Obama (spoof on Lil’ Wayne’s ‘A Milli’) Lookin’ for a Leader- Neil Young Yes We Can- Boy George My President- Nas/Young Jeezy

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Confirmed: New BRMC album on Nov. 1st

from blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com We are proud to announce our first release independent of any record company. As our first release through our Abstract Dragon label, this record is exactly that – no lyrics, no apologies, no regrets, just abstract. This has been in the works for the last 3 years at least, on and off the […]

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Wayne Coyne helps NBC 'chime in'

Gotta love Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, as he meanderingly discusses his role in being one of the artists to contribute to NBC’s rebranding of their famous chimes. “It sounds weird, let’s do it”. Watch the video here.

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Scott Weiland's Bowie period

The first video from Scott Weiland’s second solo album, Happy in Galoshes, has emerged. Check out ‘Paralysis’ below. Very Bowiesque, IMO, but the man looks healthy for once.

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BRMC to drop a new album next week?

A mysterious post on their website leads me to believe that BRMC are releasing a new album on November 1st, entitled The Effects of 333. They point out that it comes out on Dia de los Muertos, and I’ll point out that 333 is half of 666. The presumed album cover is very reminiscent of […]

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fansnap

Finally, a site that aggregates ticket prices from ridiculous sites like StubHub. One quick peek at a show I’m going to shows still available from Ticketmaster tickets at twice the price. Yuck.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Live

When I was 13, I saw Rocky Horror for the first time. Understanding that Tim Curry, the actor I liked from Clue the movie, was dressed in drag was a pivotal moment for me. I liked the idea that there is a gothic mansion in the middle of nowhere where a bunch of freaks party […]

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To blog or not to blog

I’m getting mixed messages. Wired is telling me that blogging is so 2004, that I should live twitter my reviews, no one will read my stuff, I can’t compete with these professionally written blogs, etc. Then the NYT goes off and tells me that they let blogs pick their CMJ schedule, and how they did […]

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rock out SF: Zepparella, Apocalyptica, The Damned

Thursday/October 23: Iced Earth @ The Grand Ballroom Friday/October 24: Zepparella @ BOTH Saturday/October 25: Mammatus @ The Hemlock Sunday/October 26: Bridge School Benefit: Neil Young, Smashing Pumpkins @ Shoreline Amphitheater Monday/October 27: Apocalyptica @ Slim’s Tuesday/October 28: The Damned @ Slim’s Wednesday/October 29: Maus Haus @ Rickshaw

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Top 5 Rockin' Halloween Costumes

1. Dr. Rockso, the Rock ‘n Roll Clown: The Inspiration: The Costume: 2. Judy Nails from Guitar Hero: The Inspiration: The Costume: 3. Grunge is back! The Inspiration: The Costume: 4. Ziggy Stardust The Inspiration: The Costume: 5. What’s his name from Rock of Love The Inspiration: The Costume:

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