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    Review: Beerijuana, Smooth Sailing, Granted Earth @ The Blank Club, SJ, 5/30/12

Review: Beerijuana, Smooth Sailing, Granted Earth @ The Blank Club, SJ, 5/30/12

The name Beerijuana practically begs for a snarky remark — or 27 — or 420... Heh. But the fact of the matter is, unfortunate name or not, these guys [...]

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  • The Head and the Heart (2011)
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    Review & Videos: The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, The Family Crest @ The Fillmore, 6/3/12

Review & Videos: The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, The Family Crest @ The Fillmore, 6/3/12

At the final of three sold-out shows at The Fillmore, Sunday, Seattle folkies The Head and the Heart’s keyboardist Kenny Hensley was positioned far stage-left -- out of the [...]

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  • Personal and the Pizzas
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    The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12

The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12

Guantanamo Baywatch's Chevelle Wiseman was mysteriously strutting around Vitus on Saturday. I've been obsessed with the band since March. Their shows in Austin and soon after at [...]

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    Review & Photos: Friday Night Freak Fest — Michael Hurley, Avengers and the return of the Ghost Town Gallery, 5/25/12

Review & Photos: Friday Night Freak Fest — Michael Hurley, Avengers and the return of the Ghost Town Gallery, 5/25/12

Michael Hurley played the Great American Music Hall on Friday night opening for Cass McCombs. Hurley aka Snock is truly one of a kind. His First Songs [...]

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  • Broadway Calls @ The Arlene Francis Center 5/21/2012 - Photo by Erica Shultz
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    Review & Photos: Broadway Calls, Dead to Me, The Arteries, Strike to Survive @ The Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa 5/21/12

Review & Photos: Broadway Calls, Dead to Me, The Arteries, Strike to Survive @ The Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa 5/21/12

The Arlene Francis Center, located in Santa Rosa's downtown Railroad Square, is an essential venue for Santa Rosa's underground music scene. You'll never go there and just see a [...]

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  • Dum Dum Girls
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    Review & Photos: Dum Dum Girls, Young Prisms, SISU @ The Blank Club, S.J., 5/21/12

Review & Photos: Dum Dum Girls, Young Prisms, SISU @ The Blank Club, S.J., 5/21/12

Though this blogger is too green to remember, he feels safe enough to say San Jose has been starving for a great club scene since the Cactus Club went [...]

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  • The Sloths
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    Review & Photos: Back From The Grave – The Sloths at the Stork Club 5/12/12

Review & Photos: Back From The Grave – The Sloths at the Stork Club 5/12/12

In 1965 they were smoking pot with Hendrix, opening for the Byrds, the Doors and Love, but then The Sloths vanished, their recordings unavailable unless you wanted to spend [...]

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  • Allo' Darlin
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    Review & Photos: Allo' Darlin, Wave Pictures and SorryEverAfter at Rickshaw Stop 5/8/12

Review & Photos: Allo' Darlin, Wave Pictures and SorryEverAfter at Rickshaw Stop 5/8/12

The UK's Allo' Darlin know how to take on the obscure cover. They played "If You Don't Pull" from Glasgow's The Just Joans. The song comes from 2009's Love [...]

By |May 10, 2012|1 Comment
  • The Black Keys at Oracle Arena 5-4-12 - photo by Roman Gokhman 2
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    Review, Photos & Video: The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys @ Oracle Arena, 5/4/12

Review, Photos & Video: The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys @ Oracle Arena, 5/4/12

How could a garage band – a duo, no less – rise from basement shows to stadiums? In the case of The Black Keys, who sold out Oracle Arena [...]

By |May 7, 2012|Comments Off on Review, Photos & Video: The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys @ Oracle Arena, 5/4/12
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    Review: Yukon Blonde, Together, We Can Rule the Galaxy, The Wild Kindness @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/1/12

Review: Yukon Blonde, Together, We Can Rule the Galaxy, The Wild Kindness @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/1/12

Doing his best to ignite a thinning Tuesday night crowd at Café Du Nord, shaggy Yukon Blonde frontman Jeff Innes turned to one of the few good things about [...]

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    Dr. Dog (and Monsanto) at Cal Day 4/21/12…… plus Buzzcocks 4/20/12!

Dr. Dog (and Monsanto) at Cal Day 4/21/12…… plus Buzzcocks 4/20/12!

It was the most beautiful day of the year; clear, sunny and warm. Dr. Dog played a great free show in front of the University Library on UC Berkeley's [...]

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Review: Coldplay @ HP Pavilion, 4/27/12

There is nothing subtle about Coldplay. Every move is exaggerated. From frontman Chris Martin’s strut and “someone take a picture while I’m in mid-air” jumps, to Will Champion’s animistic [...]

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