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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Mac Lethal @ Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, May 1, 2008

I guess white guys have the sarcastic rap game in hand and coming from the shadows of artists like Atmosphere and Sage Francis is Mac Lethal, and last Thursday night he brought it down at the Bottom of the Hill. With quirky flows and dope beats, Mac made me a fan; his nerdy stage persona was interesting but once his mouth was open you knew it was only a visual trick.

2. Laura Veirs, @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, May 5, 2008

Singer/songwriter Laura Veirs graced the stage at The Fillmore last Monday night with her own brand of simple folk rock and had people singing along to every note. With an opening set by Liam Finn, who also rocked the crowd harder than The Rolling Stones, Laura’s voice and guitar filled the venue with a soundscape of sights and sounds in which you could lose yourself.

3. Oslo @ Harlot, San Francisco, May 7, 2008

California-based psychedelic rock band Oslo played an intimate set at Harlot on Wednesday night and most definitely psyched me out. With simple lyrics and trippy guitars and keys, they made my feet move and my brain forget about all my troubles and just get lost in the music. Mattia Borrani's vocals echo through you like a bell.