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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Nero Nava of Barbarasteele, live on stage, California Home Grown Series, Mezzanine, San Francisco, March 1, 2006

As Barbarasteele took the stage for The California Home Grown Series at Mezzanine I noticed that these guys were a styling bunch and this might
be a very good time. With their stomp-you- feet-and-dance brand of rock these guys definitely impressed me as well as made people dance and sing along. You take one look at Barbarasteele and you can see the influence
of bands like Mercury Rev and Sly & The Family Stone. So get your ass off the couch and go check these guys out.

2. Greg Ashley of Gris Gris, live on stage at Bimbo's, San Francisco, March 2, 2006

The first time I heard of this band was about a month ago when I got an email from their publicist to tell me that they were opening for The
Yeah Yeah Yeahs at their SF show's. So walking into Bimbo's I had no expectations and what I got blew me away. It was if the Door's and The
Who had a babe and it turned out to be AI. The use of layered effects and feedback creates a soundscape that you can really get lost in.

3. Zak Sally of Low, live on stage at The Independent, San Francisco, March 4, 2006

"Low is simply low well not really simply low" if that wasn't a word twister I don't really no what is. In front of a sold out crowd Low hit the stage. These kings of shoe gazer rock performed hit after hit.
Their brand of vocals and use of drums and guitar to tell a story and entranced the crowd. They were so still and quiet that I could hear my camera's shutter going off and the bartender making a
drink across the club, but I guess that's why they call it shoe gazer rock...