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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Hank Williams III, live on stage @ The Independent, August 4, 2005

I didn't know what to expect walking in to a show with Hank Williams III, thinking maybe it's going to be his Pappy's country music or something. It was definitely down and dirty. Hank played two sets. One country, that even I could relate to with fiddle that made your hands and feet move at the speed of sound and lyrics that spoke to real everyday life, and during the other Gary Lindsey came out to sing with his raspy vocals, it was punk all the way. It was also fun to watch guys in cowboy hats moshing with punks.

2. Biz Markie, DJing @ Fluid, August 5, 2005

Biz Markie was a legend in the 80's with hits like "Just a Friend" and "Vapors" and to see him DJ is a pleasure even without knowing that. Dropping old school favorites and new beats, he ruled the dance floor this night. With his hands on a record and the fader he change the pace of every movement on the dance floor, so if you weren't there you missed out.

3. Skerik of Garage a Trois, live on stage @ The Independent, August 10, 2005

Garage a Trois is a super band in all the senses of the word, with Charlie Hunter on bass, Stanton Moore on drums, Mike Dillon on the xylophone and Skerik on the saxophone. Charlie's hands move across his 8 string bass faster then human eyes can focus. Stanton Moore's rhythmic changes that make your feet stomp. Mike's xylophone tingles every bone in your body. Sherik's sax leads them all. Watching them create story's with no words using just their instruments live on stage is mind altering to say the least.