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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Fields, live onstage @ Popscene, 330 Ritch, October 5, 2006

On this night at Popscene I was to cover the new indie darlings The Dears and while they did a good job I can't help but talk about the opening band Fields who simply blew me away. With heavy guitar riffs and keyboards that drive even the biggest cynic to dance to the amazing synergy between the two vocalists Thorunn Antoni and Nick Peill this is the band to watch.

2. Kelis, live on stage @ KMEL House of Soul, Ruby Skye, October 10, 2006

With a line up of heavy hitter R&B royalty like Sunshine Anderson, Kelis, Letoya and Monica KMEL did it again. The place was full of fans waiting in anticipation for these hot women to hit the stage and man did they give a show with hit after hit. But in my eyes the highlight of the night was Kelis performing songs from her new album Kelis Was Here. Channeling Joan Jet at times in her rockfit she blew the crowd away.

3. Sufjan Stevens, live on stage @ Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, October 11, 2006

Sufjan Stevens, one of the most critically acclaimed artists from last year, is at it again, and this time he is on tour with a full orchestra. Doing a two night sold out stint at the Zellerbach in Berkeley was something. They dressed up as some sort of fairies and rocked the place. People clapped their hands and stopped their feet to every beat.