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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto, live onstage @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, February 9, 2006

If you have never heard of Meat Beat Manifesto let me tell you that they are the team behind some of the world's most amazing beats, which are, in turn, used by some of the world's best bands and musicians like Nine Inch Nails and David Byrne. The first show on the Meat Beat Manifesto tour of 2006 was at Mezzanine and if you missed it, man did you miss an amazing gig. There were two huge video screens filling the stage on which Meat Beat mixed live video, vocals, beats and live drums. The music crossed boundaries from
electronica, rock & roll to hard core.

2. J of The Cloud Room, live on stage @ 330 Ritch, San Francisco, February 9, 2006

I am not sure who to compare these guys to but that might not be a bad thing. With a sound of their own this 5 piece from NYC rocked the crowd with their own brand of rock. J (vocals) led the room on a journey through a simple melodic world despite some mike problems. The Cloud Room is definitely a band to watch out for in 2006.

3. Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother, live on stage @ 330 Ritch, San Francisco, February 9, 2006

Wolfmother is being compared to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and something from another world. They definitely sound like it but without all the long boring jam stuff. They performed stuff from their self- titled debut CD Wolfmother, including songs like "Witchcraft" and "Vagabond" that make you move as well as think. With amazing cord
progression and simple vocals these boys are one amazing live band to watch.