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Hey baby, it's the Fourth of July...

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Last week at 12 Galaxies, John Doe busted out X's most patriotically-titled tune. I missed Exene on the chorus, but whatever. Independence Day traditions in my world include watching at least a few minutes of Independence Day -- which I just tried to find on TV, and it ain't on, so this tradition is in danger of not happening except in my photographic-movie-memory -- and eating the biggest hamburger I can get my mitts around.

Oh, and FREEDOM ROCK. FREEDOM ROCK has it all! Read more »

Pick-nik season is so on...

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Step right up for the git-pickin' pick o' the litter at the first annual San Francisco Picker’s Picnic on Friday, July 6, at Bottom of the Hill.

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King City with child.

Joe Price with Vicki Price, King City, Craig Ventresco with Meredith Axelrod, Gaucho, and Pat Johnson will be your shred-meisters. Read more »

Brazilian psych free-for-all!

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By Sean Manning

Nearly 40 years ago, Brazil’s Os Mutantes sewed the seeds of their now-legendary status by creating a pastiche of hallucinatory sounds and good ole fashioned Beatles-like harmonies so fluidly that they’ve inspired a whole new generation of followers extending far beyond the city limits of their native Sao Paulo. Read more »

Et II, guit god? J Mascis and David Cross get it on with Guitar Hero II

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This just in from Dinosaur Jr. label home Fat Possom: Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis - a real-life guitar hero who is going frickin' blind for his loud, loud art - takes on comedian and vid game playah David Cross on AOL/the DL's Guitar Hero II Challenge.

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Who takes home the riffage troph? Ax me later.

B'day for Mike Lucas o' thee Phantom Surfers

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A whole lot of PBR-guzzling, pizza-chomping, pork rind-inhaling folks came out for Phantom Surfer Mike Lucas's birthday get-down a few weeks back at the Stork Club. The Flakes, Harold Ray Live in Concert, Knights of the New Crusade and so many more garage rock combos got our their best - and worst - jokes to toast the dude. Good times? You bet. Read more »

We'll never forget you, Punk Planet

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By G.W. Schulz

It was incredibly disheartening to learn today that one the nation’s best known indie-culture and rock zines, Punk Planet, had published its final edition after 13 years and 80 issues. Read more »

Itchy Digits, C&B

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In the mood for synthesizer-driven, blister-forming cacophony, honey? Then check a pair of ace twosomes tonight at the Hemlock Tavern: The Bay's electri-noise sprats Casy and Brian contort 'n' distort like the finest of 'em. You'll get grimy kid stuff on your Havaianas - and you'll dig it.

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Casy and Brian tap some serious monkey magik. Make it stop. Read more »

Bus shows

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here are some upcoming show ideas:
if your free some time
here is a list of up coming bus shows.::: for locations and final list of bands
call 510-bad-smut near the date.
{if anyone out there wants to help in anyway please email me ;
promote/drive/location ideas/ pick up bottles/ donate mics cords and stands/ 15"speakers/battle drunk rich boys who say "duuuude" too much....}

june 14: west oakland
Duke Nukem Forever
Scott's Band
Vitimin Piss
Big Digits
casy + brian,
birds of every flavor,
jackies house

june 17th:
future adults
black rainbow
chief death ray

june 22nd:
s.f.
daniel higgs
dead Read more »

Mo No Docs

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No Doctors
First aid for the addled brain? The Docs are in with their third album, Origin and Tectonics. With Wooden Shjips, Fuckwolf, and Sic Alps. Fri/15, 10 p.m., $6. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788. Also with Freeerways and Haunted House. Sat/16, 10 p.m., $5. Uptown, 1928 Telegraph, Oakl. (510) 451-8100

Hear ye, hear ye - the new "Hamburger Eyes" music issue is here...

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Check it before ya wreck it, duderinos. Hamburger Eyes photo journal, issue 011, is here, and, lo, it's all about sweet, sweet music. Read more »