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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, live on stage at Mezzanine, San Francisco, October 5, 2005

"Clap Your Hands" is one thing I can say about this 5-piece from Brooklyn and the other is "Say Yeah". I know that was pretty corny but this is what I really think of these boys. People compare them
to The Talking Heads or even Wilco but to me they're their own thing. With great guitar and even a harmonica they really make a crowd move.

2. Cut Copy, backstage at Popscene, 330 Rich, October 6, 2005

The Aussie's are back with a vengeance; Cut Copy is definatly the new sound of electro-funk. Heavily influenced by Daft Punk (who are no longer together), these boys make people dance. In a room packed with die-hard fans, they didn't skip a beat. They blew my mind with simple keyboards and heavy drums.

3. Doves, live on stage, Download Festival, Shoreline Amphitheater, October 8, 2005

Walking in to the first ever stateside Download Festival, I had expected just another massive show full of bands that really didn't want to be
there. But what I got was something fun and one of a kind, with bands like Every Move a Picture and HIM on the side stage and The Arcade Fire and The Doves on the main stage doing full sets and giving audiences their all. Plus, the Extra Action Marching Band just went crazy.