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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Bart Davenport of Honeycut, live onstage@ Mezzanine San Francisco, September 28, 2006

Quannum records did it again with Honey Cut a mix of hip-hop, rock and funk. These newcomers to the game are tearing it a new one with crazy moves and cool beats. Mezzanine was full of people waiting in trepidation for these kids to hit the stage and once they did, performing hits from their brand new album The Day I Turned To Glass no one was disappointed.

2. James Mercer of The Shins, live on stage @ The Download Music Festival, Shoreline Amphitheatre, September 20, 2006

The Download Music Festival returned to Shoreline Amphitheatre with a smaller line-up than last year but still with some big hitters like Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Muse, The Shins, TV on the Radio and hometown heroes Rogue Wave on the main stage. The crowd was a mix of hipsters, Goths, rockers and those just out for some good music -- and good music they got. With the Shins performing songs from their forthcoming album, Muse shaking the crowd with heavy guitar riffs and Beck performing with mini versions of himself in front of kids singing along to every word I would say this was a download to remember.

3. Rogue Wave and Friends, live on stage @ The Independent, San Francisco September 30, 2006

On September 30th 2006, San Francisco band Rogue Wave hosted a benefit concert to raise money for their drummer Pat Spurgeon, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. The Independent was packed to the brim with people in support of Pat and they got a great show from Rogue Wave, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie,) Matthew Caws (Nada Surf,) Ryan Miller (Guster,) John Vanderslice, and other special guests. Not only did all the bands play but they also did guest spots with Rogue Wave but I have to say that the ending was the highlight of the evening with all of them onstage performing together as if they were one band.