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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Soulwax, live onstage @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, September 15, 2006

The Dutch were in the building last Friday and my Nite Versions began. Soulwax performed live promoting their new album at Mezzanine and what a show it was with booming beats and crazy rhythms that made even me stomp my feet. There is no one that I can compare this live sound to, it gets into your brain and takes over, so step out of the box and see the Nite Versions.

2. Angelina Moysov and Bart Davenport of Persephone’s Bees, live onstage @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, September 16, 2006

Persephone’s Bees hale from San Francisco and once again the city comes through for us. This was a record release party for their major label debut Notes from the Underworld so the kids played some hits as well as their current single "Nice Day" that drove the crowd wild. With a sound that mixes gypsy rhythms and simple power pop it whipped the crowd into a frenzy. At one point I heard someone scream “You can do whatever you want to me!”

3. Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, live on stage @ Alice 97.3 Now and Zen Festival, Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, September 17, 2006

It was a nice day with the sun beaming down and beer flowing as music filled Sharon Meadow. The crowd was very diverse, ranging from kids waiting for Blue October to people in their 20s waiting for Gnarls Barkley to blow them away with St Elsewhere and last but not least people in their 40s preparing for the B-52s. Blue October hit the stage to the screams of kids, and as Justin Fustenfeld opened his mouth you could see why. With melodic vocals and guitars Blue drove the crowd into tears with their hit “Hate Me”. As always the B-52s blew the crowd away with hit after hit from their more then two decade career.