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NOISE: Stop the tears and open your wallet for ? of ? and the Mysterians

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Shed "96 Tears" for ? of garage rock legends ? and the Mysterians. ?'s home in Clio, Mich., burned down to the ground on Jan. 9 - and he lost five Yorkies!

So we're asking you to shake your tail feather for ? at Annie's tonight, Feb. 22. SLA is supposedly going to give their last performance ever, alongside the Flakes, Harold Ray Live in Concert, and the Impediments. The show starts at 10 p.m., and the sliding-door donation is $5-$10. Read more »

NOISE: Don't blink - it's Snowblink

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Save your last languid dance for them. Guardian contributor Max Goldberg has a new project, warbling with the group, Snowblink.

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Snowblink's Daniela Gesundheit is in control.
her band's most recent disc, My Oh My Avalanche,
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NOISE: The passing of a Sun City Girl

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Guardian contributor George Chen points to this announcement by Alan and Richard Bishop on Foxy Digitalis yesterday, Feb. 20:

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RIP Charles Gocher of Sun City Girls

With deep regret, we must announce that Charles Gocher passed away yesterday in Seattle due to a long battle with cancer at the age of 54. Read more »

NOISE: Gallo's fine whine on Dirt!

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Wow, imagine the thrill last night when at the end of my new favorite trash-TV guilty pleasure, the Coxuette tabloid FX dramedy Dirt, the teaser for the next episode unveiled the identity of the shadowy figure that was stalking Courtney Cox's Goth-wax figure tab editor: Vincent Gallo! Read more »

Oi, oi, oh, yeah

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In a town rife with electronic DJs and mellow indie bands, what’s a poor punk lover to do? Especially on a Monday night (otherwise known at most venues as either “open mic” or “fend for yourselves, you weekday drunks” night)? Read more »

NOISE: Tunnel fun... still time?

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Hint to the funsters who want to end the gorg day with tunes: If you're round the Golden Gate Bridge, check out the Tunnel Show of the Marin Headlands, which started at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 18.

Inside an old army barracks tunnel, there will be performances by Living Breathing Music, Hector Zapana, Ship Snowblink, Okay, and a classical Indian ensemble organized by Charles Lloyd.

NOISE: Keep it together, K.I.T., then break it down

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Insane show alert - K.I.T. breaks out a new record on UK label Upset the Rhythm, Broken Voyage, alongside labelmates Death Sentence: Panda!, who are celebrating Festival of Ghosts. Be there or regret it bitterly, punker; the two bands perform tonight, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., with Holy Mountain free skronk combo Zdrastvootie and Kreamy 'Lectricsaanta at Artists Television Access, 992 Valencia, SF. It's all ages so whoop it up, kids.

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Who are our pals K.I.T.? Read more »

NOISE: Dos guys!

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Ah, Mike Watt - bass god extraordinaire. Oh, Kira Roessler - former Black Flag bassist extraordinaire. The ex's, LA punk colleagues, and bandmates in dos head up to the Hemlock Tavern, SF, Saturday, Feb. 17. Expect low notes and awesome playing.

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dos, right before going on stage at Ladyfest in Olympia, Wash., 2000.
Courtesy of Watt's Hoot Page.

NOISE: Grammy jammy, the final 5: Wolfmother, T.I., Lewis Black, Carrie Underwood, Chamillionaire

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Oh I could have danced all night; I could go on forever about the Grammys. But I won't. I'll spare you. But here are a few last tidbits - just for laughs. Read more »

NOISE: Smile for the Camera Obscura (and Portastatic)

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Gird your loins, twee poppers - Camera Obscura are back tonight, Feb. 16, at Bimbo's 365 Club, SF. And along for the ride with the Scottish charmers is their Merge Records boss Mac McCaughan, plying his Portastatic project, which has gotten mighty eclectic of late. A lame description, perhaps - but we have none other till we get more caffeine in our collective bods. Read more »