Top 5: Food Songs

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Meat Sandwich/GWAR Mashed/Goon Moon Mexican Seafood/Nirvana Cracker/OhGr Piece of Pie/Stone Temple Pilots

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The Decemberists @ The Warfield, 11/25/08

“You’d better hurry, they just went on stage!” It’s 9pm, which seems early to me, but apparently The Decemberists don’t run on rock ‘n roll time. It’s night two of my manfriend’s indie rock run, and while I am familiar enough with ‘The Engine Driver’ to know that it makes me very sad, I do […]

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myspace find: the new regime

Last week, Trent Reznor announced that Ilan Rubin would be taking over drum duties for Josh Freese on NIN’s 2009 tour. Now, I had never heard of Ilan Rubin, and I think many of us NIN fans were expecting one of the usual rotating industrial or hard rock drummers that may be between jobs. So, […]

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OhGr @ Slim's, 11/21/08

Walking into Slim’s last night was like entering a black mass. A largely homogenous audience of goths and cyberpunks all staring in eerily silent stillness at a screen projecting black and white footage of images we’d all like to forget, while American Memory Project played concealed behind the screen. It was oddly hypnotic. It isn’t […]

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Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Beardo @ Slim's, 11/19/08

It seems like yesterday- when myspace was in its heyday- that I got a friend request from Mickey Avalon. A skim of his page, a view of his mini-doc featuring Santino, and a quick listen turned me into a Mickey enthusiast then and there, and I spread the word to all my unsuspecting friends like […]

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NIN News: New Drummer, New Dates

Reznor announced Freese’s replacement via nin.com this evening…and the winner is: (from nin.com) “With great pride and excitement I announce the addition of Ilan Rubin to the lineup beginning next year. I had the chance to see Ilan playing his ass off at Reading and Leeds a couple summers ago and he blew me away. […]

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Mini Review: Gang Gang Dance, Marnie Stern @ Bimbo's, 11/14/08

It’s good to step out of my musical comfort zone every once and a while to see what else is out there. Oftentimes, it reaffirms why I like what I like. So I went into this night cold, with an open mind. Marnie Stern is a female guitarist, playing alongside another guitarist and drummer. She […]

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Russell Brand @ Cobb's Comedy Club, 11/6/08

So, I’m not usually compelled to write about the occasional non-music event I go to, but tonight, I just can’t help myself. It’s official, HRC has a new crush, and his name is Russell Brand. I won’t divulge much about the evening’s affairs, as you can probably witness a lot of it yourself on his […]

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rock and shop: worn free

Recognize this T-shirt? I will never forget walking by the mural that inspired that shirt all the time in college. Worn Free reproduces all of these shirts that you have seen rockers sporting over time, so you can continue pretending you’re a rock star. I certainly do.

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Rockers react to Obama win…and then Chris Cornell reacts to himself

from blabbermouth: Several rock and metal musicians were quick to hail Barack Obama’s election victory as a boost for the whole world. Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD, MORNING WOOD): “The world is changing, finally. I have hope and am really excited about the future. Love to all whoever you voted for. Obama will stand up and […]

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rock out SF: the faint, danzig & king kahn

thursday/november 6: russel brand, the rock ‘n roll comedian @ cobb’s comedy club friday/november 7: starfucker @ hemlock saturday/november 8: the faint @ the warfield sunday/november 9: The King Kahn & BBQ Show @ GAMH monday/november 10: danzig/dimmu borgir @ the warfield tuesday/november 11: the nightingales @ hemlock wednesday/november 12: spindrift @ cafe du nord

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Obama Victory Celebrations: better than most concerts

Barack is really a rock star. He doesn’t even have to be there to make people go crazy. Last night at a spontaneous celebration in SF’s Mission district, people behaved like they were watching their favorite band on stage. Granted, the Extra Action Marching Band was there providing music. There was even a crowd surfer. […]

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Important message from NIN

Sent out via email today: Next Tuesday we will elect the next President of the United States. The result will have great consequences for the nation. This election offers a choice is between two men with dramatically different visions of the future. We have strong feelings about this choice. But we feel even more strongly […]

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BRMC's The Effects of 333

BRMC released their latest album, The Effects of 333, at 3:33am on November 1. A psychedelic industrial soundscape, the album reminds me of what NIN did earlier this year with Ghosts I-IV, but much more ambient. Listening to the first three songs, I would have never bet this was BRMC. But the moment track four […]

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