DeVotchKa, Crooked Fingers @ The Fillmore, 1/30/09

In learning a little bit about DeVotchKa before going to this show, I came across their long list of instruments (some which I had to look up because I was unfamiliar), and the fact that they used to be a backing band for burlesque shows. Most notably for me, they used to tour with Dita […]

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myspace find: lye

Name: LYE From: Toronto Shares DNA with: Manson, Black Light Burns, Wednesday 13, Filter Feels Like: making out in a dark alley Key to Success: good song structure Needs to Work On: the corset tees are a little too Hot Topic…

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Top 5 Modern Day Drummers

OK, so I don’t give the drummers much luv in my reviews- but that’s because they tend to be placed where I can’t see them…or because I tend to gawk at the guitarists and bassists…and vocalists…or because the shit it so complicated that I can’t tell a good one from a bad one. We’ll, either […]

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Rock Out SF: Ceremony, DeVotchka, Meshuggah

Thursday/January 29: Ceremony @ DNA Lounge Friday/January 30: DeVotchka @ The Fillmore Saturday/January 31: MC Lars @ The Rickshaw Sunday/February 1: superbowl? Monday/February 2: —- Tuesday/February 3: —- Wednesday/February 4: Meshuggah @ Slim’s

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myspace find: skeleteen

Name: SKELETEEN From: LA Shares DNA With: MBV, The Warlocks, Autolux, APTBS Feels Like: an action-packed dream sequence Key to Success: Cool name Needs to Work On: No tour dates posted

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Manson, Slayer, Behemoth, Oh My!

Squeeeee!!!! I’m a happy girl! But I have to wait until July?!?!? Main Stage: SLAYER MARILYN MANSON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Hot Topic Stage: CANNIBAL CORPSE THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER JOB FOR A COWBOY BEHEMOTH WHITECHAPEL Jägermeister Stage: TRIVIUM ALL THAT REMAINS GOD FORBID Jul. 10 – Sacramento, CA Jul. 11 – San Francisco, CA […]

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The Wrestler soundtrack

I finally made it out to see The Wrestler this weekend. What a fine film. Beyond the ’80’s ‘finest’ being featured throughout: Cinderella, Ratt, G ‘n’ R, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, after one of Marissa Tomei’s titilating strip club scenes, guess what song comes on? “Jerk It” by the recently HRC reviewed Thunderheist.

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Last Night in SF…

…must’ve been one of those nights. I thought twice before deciding to see Combichrist/BLB– there were two other options: Amebix @ GAMH: monumental, maybe will never have a chance to see again show. & Jay Reatard @ The Independent: the spectacle- he threw a girl off the stage. I enjoy spectacles. Why couldn’t these shows […]

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Combichrist, Black Light Burns, Dommin @ DNA Lounge, 1/25/09

Meow. Tonight was my night- one of those shows that makes me wish I had a rewind button so I could do it all again because it made me feel really good. “It’s apparent he’s the industrial Elvis.” I walked into DNA shortly after Dommin’s set had started. Girls are screeching. Roses are being strewn […]

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Top 5 Bands That Twitter

Follow this growing list of bands on Twitter: The Faint The Dillinger Escape Plan The Streets Chris Cornell Combichrist Follow me!

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Thunderheist, Tenderlions @ 103 Harriett, 1/23/09

Isis from Thunderheist to the doorman: “Hi, I’m the performer. Can you let me in?” Doorman: “ID.” Isis: “But I’m the performer.” Doorman: “No.” Shakes head. Isis: “Well I guess I’m not performing tonight!” 103 Harriett is really just the side entrance to the cavernous 1015 Folsom. Apparently the club was in need of some […]

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Puscifer Vegas Show Ad

Apparently Maynard is also a Kubrick fan. This pairs nicely with the other Maynard news today that he’s opening an organic market in his little corner of the world in Arizona.

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Rock Out SF: cattle decapitation, black light burns, combichrist

Thursday/January 22: wooden shjips @ the eagle tavern Friday/January 23: thunderheist @ 103 harriet Saturday/January 24: cattle decapitation @ thee parkside Sunday/January 25: combichrist/black light burns @ dna Monday/January 26: tera melos @ BOTH Tuesday/January 27: xxxxxxx Wednesday/January 28: xxxxxxx

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Music Social Network Fuzz.com Shutting Down

Fuzz.com was ever present at the shows I went to went HRC first started. Unfortunately, it never caught on, presumably overshadowed by MySpace’s music aspect and iLike. fuzz.com Sister site blip.fm is still alive and kickin’.

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Alice in Chains Studio Updates

So there’s a lot of Love/Hate/Love going on about the ‘new’ AiC. And, I agree, Layne is irreplaceable. But, I did go see this DuVall person sing with them back in pre-HRC days, and I have to say, as someone who was a hardcore AiC fan back in the day, I didn’t hate it. I […]

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