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SF Station Blows It Up

1.Cee-Lo of Gnarles Barkley, live onstage @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, July 19, 2006

The Doctor is in and his name is Gnarles Barkley or, as you may know him, Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse. I was standing in the pit in front of the stage as the band hit the stage dressed as nurses and from the first note the crowd went wild. Cee-Lo and Danger walked on to the stage dressed as Docs with their own flare. Cee-Lo’s amazing voice is shown in every song on the album St. Elsewhere and is definitely shown on stage when he hits the high notes.

2. Alex Ebert of Ima Robot, live onstage @ Popscene, 330Ritch, San Francisco, July 20, 2006

There are only a few bands around that have as hardcore and as diverse of a following as Ima Robot and if you were at Popscene this night you would have seen it. 18-year-old kids and 30-somethings ran around and got ready for the boys to hit the stage and when they did it was bedlam. With Alex Ebert's voice as the 5th instrument, Robot completely destroyed the place…as well as Alex, who ended up getting a gash over his eye.

3. Jack White of The Raconteurs, live onstage @ The Warfield, San Francisco, July 23, 2006

The Raconteurs are no side project of Jack White of White Strips Fame and if you thought that you haven’t seen them live. Two sold out shows at the Warfield and music that ranges from rock and folk to something else altogether proves that this is no joke. Performing songs like “Store Bought Bones” they had the crowd in the palm of their hands and in my eyes this was one great show. Usually after the band walks off stage for a break, I'm ready to roll (being at a show every night takes its toll), but this night I brought my girlfriend who was waiting to hear the single “Steady, As She Goes” so she asked me to stay and I did and damn was it worth it cause when the boys hit the stage again they played a song that no one expected -- a cover of Gnarles Barkley’s “Crazy”. The crowd went wild and even I began to dance.