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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Sarah of Scanners, live onstage @ Popscene, 330Ritch, San Francisco, July 13, 2006

Dim Mak records is known around the world for discovering amazing bands like Bloc Party, The Kills and many more, Scanners are no exception as I found out. Just like any other night at Popscene there were hipsters running around and bopping their mohawks to the beat of the music. As the first lyrics came out of the mouth of Sarah (lead vocals/bass) I knew this band was one of a kind; I would like to make a comparison but I simply can't. With every note it sucked me in and made me feel like I was the only person in the room and the band was making music just for me.

2. Elan, live onstage @ The Independent, San Francisco, July 14, 2006

I have to be honest -- I am not a fan of reggae in a live venue, because every time I’ve worked a concert the crowd is always bitter and, at times, just rude. I don’t know why because the music preaches peace, love and all that good stuff. But I decided to give it one more chance when I heard that Elan was playing in town. With beats that encompass reggae, R&B and rock n’roll and a stage presence that make girls swoon, this singer, songwriter has the Midas touch when it comes to the crowd and the music.

3. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, live onstage @ Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco, July 15, 2006

With a simple stroke of the string Mike McCready proved that grunge wasn’t dead and that Pearl Jam is still king. Performing in front of a sold out crowd of almost 9000 people Eddie Vedder and the boys preformed hit after hit from their almost unlimited collection of songs from the last 16 years. But in my eyes the high point of the evening was “World Wide Suicide” their current single that truly drove the crowd into frenzy. The crowed was full of grunge kids, well they used to be grunge in the 90s and now decade later they are adults that probably have a 9 to 5 and even kids, moshing and surfing the crowd mixing with the new Pearl Jam fan -- a teenager. Over all I have to say the boys did amazing show they still have it.