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No Bez at Happy Mondays' Coachella appearance

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I know you hate to bellyache but apparently the moment is here for nostalgic baby ravers. Happy Mondays dancing fellah Bez was stopped at the border and won't be fronting the band at the group's first US performance in 15 years at Coachella Sunday, April 29. Read more »

Noise for witches night!

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WALPURGISNACHT WRECKEND
BLACK NOISE FEST FEATURING:

SIXES
Gerritt
Deathroes
Black September
SCARD
Behalf
Josh Hydeman
Tullan Velte
Dave Ed
T / R
Phroq
Chronicles of Lemur Mutation

DJ KLAXON of Bone Awl

APRIL 28TH - 29TH at TERMINAL

All aboard the next bus performance

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Yes, they're taking it to the steets again: John Benson's bus will set up show at 17th and Treat streets, SF, on May 5. Let's guesstimate the start time at around 8 or 9 p.m.

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Some dirty rat busted a window right before this show. All photos by Kimberly Chun.

Who's gonna get it up inside? Fuck Wolf, Reagan's Memory, Brown Um (Randy Lee), and Saberteeth. Read more »

A Stooges fan's serenade: "Fuck, yeah!!!"

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Someone had a real good time the other night. Stooges fans Mark Breshears and David Bernstein write in with their experiences at the Warfield on Saturday, April 21. Love the black and silver balloon drop in honor of Iggy Pop's 60th b-day that night (most memorable salutation from the crowd - "Happy birthday, you fuck!").

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Our man in the scene is...somewhere up there. Read more »

Peeling out with Trans Am's Phil Manley

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Trans Am, dude. Powerful, proggy, electro, rockin' - what don't these guys do? Once based in DC, now living all over the place, all over your face, Trans Am rev up their tour tonight, April 21, at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF; (415) 621-4455. Zombi and Black Taj open the all-ages Green Apple Music Festival-sponsored show; the music starts at 10:00 p.m. Lay $14 down. Read more »

Her lip gloss be poppin'

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Lil Mama -- I love you and your gloss. Baby Pride!

If I can score an interview with her, I'll totally freak out. I'll get lip gloss all on the receiver. L'Oreal! MAC! Watermelon Crush!

Oui, senor

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By Molly Freedenberg

mezzanine - 17.jpgI've just discovered my new favorite SF band, French Miami. Yes, the lead singer/guitarist/keyboard-player is a friend of friends, but that's not why I'm so enthusiastic. It's because the band, who played at Fat City last night, plays kickass rock-n-roll with a punkrock edge that kept me dancing (and jumping up and down) the whole set. Read more »

Buddyhead's famed gossip section makes trimphant return

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By G.W. Schulz

Fuck, people. Buddyhead still destroys, as much as I wanted to be over it. For the uninitiated, Buddyhead's gossip section was a force to be reckoned with for its savage assaults on the worst of the popular music industry delivered in a relentless barrage long before blogs seriously took hold. (They go back at least six years.)

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Andrew Hill, R.I.P.

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Sadly jazz legend Andrew Hill has passed - after playing a stellar show for SFJAZZ last year and being serenaded by present and past Bay Area players like Nels Cline and Guardian contributor Devin Hoff. Here's the statement from Hill's label, Blue Note.

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The Blue Note Records Family is very saddened to announce the passing of the great pianist and composer Andrew Hill. Read more »

No, stooopid - it's the Stooges! More Ron Asheton chatter

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Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton is something of a renowned rock god and raconteur of note - the 5-foot-11, blue-eyed Cancer certainly knows how to roll with the punches and spin a tale, even briefly, when not in the shadow of the still great, astonishingly limber Iggy Pop. Read more »