The Kids Are Alright ~ Warped Tour SF @ Pier 30/32, 6/28/09

It was my first Warped Tour. My dislike for festivals reaches far back into my youth, when I was the target demographic for this event (12-16 year olds would be my guess). The only exception I made was a couple of Ozzfests- because I heart Ozzy. Of course, I was total jailbait at those, but […]

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Rock Out SF: Air Guitar, Warped Tour, VNV Nation, Pentagram

Friday-June 26: U.S. Air Guitar Championships- SF Golden Gate Regional @ The Independent Saturday-June 27: Warped Tour @ Pier 30/32 Sunday-June 28: —— Monday-June 29: VNV Nation @ The Grand Tuesday-June 30: —— Wednesday-July 1: Necrophagist @ The Grand Thursday-July 2: Pentagram @ DNA Lounge

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Top 5 Sex Songs

Songs with ‘SEX’ in the title. Plasmatics/Sex Junkie: Wendy O Williams just put it ALL out there. The Plasmatics – Sex Junkie Air/Sexy Boy: Not a huge Air fan, but have always loved this song. The Faint/Worked Up So Sexual: One of The Faint’s great story songs. CSS/Music is My Hot, Hot Sex: Also not […]

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rock and shop: i/denti/tee

i/denti/tee: “music tees for music lovers” At $55 a pop, you can get one of your favorite lyrics on a basic tee. I imagine most of that must be for licensing the lyrics….at least that is my hope. Regardless, It’s a decent concept, a nice looking shirt, AND it comes bundled with 10 iTunes tracks. […]

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Metal to My Ears w/ Isis, Helms Alee @ GAMH, 6/23/09

I’m driving through the Tenderloin, dodging crazy people who wander into the streets, looking for parking. I have two spots stolen from me, and am heckled on the street as I walk to the venue. But stepping into the Great American Music Hall makes it all go away (as does the bartender’s extremely stiff drink). […]

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myspace find: white rhino

Name: White Rhino From: Austin, TX Shares DNA With: Motorhead, QotSA, Valient Thorr Feels Like: Riding a mechanical bull at a punk club Key to Success: youtube clips reveal a good stage presence, and they are hitting the pavement Needs To Work On: coming to SF

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Revenge in San Francisco's Classiest Venue, with Great Northern, io echo @ Bimbo's, 6/12/09

HRC special note: I NEVER take three days to produce a review….I’ve had a fever something awful. I’m also pissed because Twitterific failed the entire evening at this show, so no live updates happened….so, I will filter in what you would have seen into the review. /rant ————————————————————————————————– You know it is going to be […]

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NIN Fans Go to modwheelmood @ elbo room, 6/10/09

Last time I saw Alessandro Cortini, he was throwing a keyboard over my head at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, at the last NIN LITS show. I had just found out that he was leaving the band, and I was sad. I recently completed my NIN/JA tour, and going to see Ally with some of […]

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Dark Dance Pop w/ IAMX @ Slim's, 6/9/09

Last night, IAMX brought dark and dangerous pop music to Slim’s. It soothed my soul. It was a circus pants and heels kind of evening- I knew that Chris Corner would bring his deranged bell boy ensemble, so I felt compelled to match it. It was my second night in a row at Slim’s, but […]

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San Francisco Loves Patrick Wolf and Living Things @ Slim's, 6/8/09

I forgot this was a Nylon sponsored show. This means: up and coming music, young kids, fashion that must be so bad it’s good to someone, and, at this particular show, some of the most beautiful androgynous people I’ve ever seen. Living Things, from St. Louis, hit the stage shortly after my arrival. The lead […]

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 NIN/JA Tour Diary 9: Perspective & The Highlight Reel

NIN/JA Tour Diary 9: Perspective & The Highlight Reel

There had to be nine of these. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined everything that would happen to me over the course of six NIN/JA shows. They were highly anticipated, with expectations through the roof, and I was still blown away. I made new friends, crossed about five things off my bucket […]

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NIN/JA Tour Diary 8: Last in Holmdel, 6/6/09

It was to be the final show. I slept like a baby in Philly, woke up late, and it was at this point we realized that we would need a place to get ready before the show tonight. So we decided to go back to Christine’s place in Brooklyn before going on to Holmdel. The […]

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NIN/JA Tour Diary 7: Closer in Camden, 6/5/09

I took a red eye flight to Atlanta, and then to Philly for the Camden show. I wasn’t able to sleep, but it really wouldn’t be a NIN/JA show if I wasn’t tired. One of my best friends, Christine, met me at our hotel in Philly, and soon we were on our way to the […]

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Rock Out SF: Peaches, Holy Fuck, Patrick Wolf, IAMX, modwheelmood

Thursday/June 4: Peter Murphy @ bimbo’s Friday/June 5: Peaches @ The Grand, or Holy Fuck/Crocodiles/Leather Feather @ BOTH Saturday/June 6: YYY’s @ Shoreline (BFD) Sunday/June 7: LSD and the Search for God @ Hemlock Monday/June 8: Patrick Wolf @ Slim’s Tuesday/June 9: IAMX @ Slim’s Wednesday/June 10: modwheelmood @ Elbo Room

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