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    Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Stardate 1993, planet 'aLaBaMa', Man or Astro-man? are born. 2013, flying via rental ship (their rocket ship broke down somewhere about 1/2 way to LA), they land 60 [...]

By |May 14, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Review & Photos: UV Race @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 5/6/13

Melbourne's UV Race passed through town this week, playing the Rickshaw on Sunday and 1-2-3-4 Go! on Monday. It's their first US tour since 2010 and it's a [...]

By |May 8, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: UV Race @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 5/6/13
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    Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13

Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13

Stereo Total formed more than 20 years ago. They sing in French and German. They mix Casiotone pop, disco and garage rock as if it were completely natural to [...]

By |May 2, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13
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    Burger Boogaloo 2013: Redd Kross, Jonathan Richman, Oblivians coming to Oakland's Mosswood Park!

Burger Boogaloo 2013: Redd Kross, Jonathan Richman, Oblivians coming to Oakland's Mosswood Park!

Mark them calendars! Burger Boogaloo 2013 will take place July 6-7 from noon-9pm in Oakland's idyllic Mosswood Park. Rumors abound as to the entertainment. We got [...]

By |April 30, 2013|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2013: Redd Kross, Jonathan Richman, Oblivians coming to Oakland's Mosswood Park!
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    Interview: Greg Ashley on red wine, white shoes, new music and more!

Interview: Greg Ashley on red wine, white shoes, new music and more!

Greg Ashley Band, 6/8/12, Saturn Cafe with Brian Glaze (drums), Josh Miller (bass), Wallace La Font (keys).

Back in March my world came crashing down, Greg Ashley announced he was [...]

By |April 24, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Greg Ashley on red wine, white shoes, new music and more!

Reviews & Photos: Road Trippin' to Mecca

Joshua Tree National Park is a mere eight-hour road trip from here. The trees, rocks and spirit of Gram Parsons are certainly worth the I-5 mayhem, and just [...]

By |April 18, 2013|1 Comment
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    Photos & Review: Fuzz, Acid Baby Jesus, Las Ardillas, Hellshovel, Los Vigilantes @ The Stork Club, 3/27/13

Photos & Review: Fuzz, Acid Baby Jesus, Las Ardillas, Hellshovel, Los Vigilantes @ The Stork Club, 3/27/13

Las Ardillas, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sponsored by PBR now in 24oz. alcoholic size, sold out of pink vinyl before I could reach for the cash. [...]

By |March 29, 2013|2 Comments
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    Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys

Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys

Editor's note: Yes, this is how M B L submitted this recap to us, so we're relying on him for spelling and grammar.

El Rey: King Tuff en Berkeley! [...]

By |March 29, 2013|Comments Off on Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys

Review & Photos: Brisket, Sex and Beerland….SXSW 2013

Home 72 hours, the 5 days in Austin seem like a blurry wet dream. For the live music obsessive there is no substitute. ALL of these featured [...]

By |March 22, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Brisket, Sex and Beerland….SXSW 2013
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    On the road (to SXSW) with Guantanamo Baywatch, Courtney n' the Crushers, Chuckleberries @ The Stork Club, 3/7/13

On the road (to SXSW) with Guantanamo Baywatch, Courtney n' the Crushers, Chuckleberries @ The Stork Club, 3/7/13

I arrived at 10pm and the Thursday night show hadn't yet started. The doorman took my camera, to check the bag I assumed. Instead he pulled out [...]

By |March 11, 2013|Comments Off on On the road (to SXSW) with Guantanamo Baywatch, Courtney n' the Crushers, Chuckleberries @ The Stork Club, 3/7/13
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    Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The Lovely Bad Things are SICK! No, really they have some kind of flu or something. The drummer was particularly sweaty but it didn't seem to slow him [...]

By |March 1, 2013|Comments Off on Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)
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    Countdown to Armageddon, a SXSW primer….PLUS The Matildas, Pacific Pride and ThE rEsIdEnTs!

Countdown to Armageddon, a SXSW primer….PLUS The Matildas, Pacific Pride and ThE rEsIdEnTs!

WARNING: this post is over 1800 words long and not intended for children

By |March 1, 2013|Comments Off on Countdown to Armageddon, a SXSW primer….PLUS The Matildas, Pacific Pride and ThE rEsIdEnTs!
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