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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Andy Bell of Erasure on stage at The Independent, May 20, 2005

If you've never heard of Erasure, you've probably been living on Mars for the past 25 years. These kings of dance decadence rocked San Francisco. This time around this legendary duo is only doing clubs, and this was the smallest one. Although they did 5 shows in a row at the 600 person Independent, they could have done 5 more. Andy Bell onstage is definitely a presence with his costume changes and intriguing dancing.

2. Q-Tip and Phife of A Tribe Called Quest backstage @ Back2Basics, Ruby Skye May 26, 2005

If you weren't there you missed a legendary show. Sway and King Tech of the Wake Up Show in L.A. presented this once in a lifetime show with A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli and De La Sol. These legends of hip hop rocked the house to the ground with their first show in 5 years. With all 3 members of A Tribe Called Quest on stage performing old school hits, the crowed was out of control. De La Sol with their antics and heavy rhymes and a closing set by Talib; this was, in my book, one of the best shows I have ever seen.

3. Cedric Bixler of The Mars Volta @ The Greek Theater, June 3, 2005

The Mars Volta's current release, Frances the Mute, is the true reflection of the talent and intensity of the vocals and great guitar of Cedric and Omar. The sold out Greek Theater show was proof that this is the returnf the Jam band. With his unstoppable and at times irrational movements on stage Cedric proves that he is ready to wipe a crowd into a frenzy.