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SF Station Blows It Up

1. The Coup, live on stage @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, May 6, 2006

To celebrate The SF Weekly's "Best of the Bay", Mezzanine threw a party with hip hop's new sweetheart The Coup. The critically acclaimed MC hit the stage with a vengeance performing songs from his new album Pick A Bigger Weapon. The crowd went wild with every lyric and strum of the bass guitar. The mixture was between hip hop, rock and funk and the influences of groups like Dead Prez and Public Enemy were masterfully conducted by the talented MC. So step on the dance floor and open your ears and check out The Coup.

2. Ben Curtis & Josh Garza of The Secret Machines, live onstage @ The Independent, San Francisco, May 6, 2006

Lets clap our hands and dance to The Secret Machines. If you haven't heard of TSM befor get your head out of the sand and put your ear to the speaker. On tour supporting their new album Ten Silver Drops, they walked on to the stage with a swagger that only old blue eyes himself could match, but man do they sound quite different. These three guys are amazing with lyrics that make you sing and dance and instruments that make your heart beat in tune. Oh, and the light show was something out of a sci-fi flick.


3. Allison Goldfrapp of Goldfrapp, live onstage @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, May 8, 2006

Walking into the Fillmore this Monday night, I was ready for some fun because Goldfrapp is one amazing songstress that has the vocal range of the legendary French singer Edith Piaf and the stage presence of Ziggy Stardust. This was a mini tour for the Brit -- only five cities that will end on the Letterman show on the 17th of May to promote their new album Supernature out now on Mute. Of course the show was right on point with lights and theatrics including dancers that looked like a cross between a cat and a human.