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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Tenacious D, live onstage @ The Bill Graham Civic Center, San Francisco, November 20, 2006

So I was walking to the Bill Graham Civic last Monday to go see Tenacious D perform in front of 8000+ people and as I looked around I realized every single person was doing the same thing in trepidation. The opening act was a comedian named Neil Hamburger who shtick was jokes so bad that people threw change at the stage but from the first glimpse of the D it was worth it. The entire performance was more like a rock opera with set changes and a full band backing the boys. It was one of the best live shows I have ever seen with Jack Black and Kyle Gass rocking the shit out of the Civic. Performing hits from the movie Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny and some old favorites like “Tribute To The Greatest Song In The World”. Simply put : go out and do The D.

2. Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, live on stage @ The Warfield, San Francisco November 23, 2006

The day before Thanksgiving MTV threw a little party with some bands at The Warfield and it was one hell of a show. To start Rock Kills Kid whose electronic influenced beats welcomed kids, Cobra StarShip's dance sound got them to dance and Head Automatica’s rock guitars got them to scream. But all this was just a great set up for 30 Seconds to Mars to hit the stage, once they did it was mayhem with the entire building shaking with every word from Jared Leto and every note from his guitar. So step out of the box and check them out.

3. Keith Flint of The Prodigy, live on stage @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, November 24, 2006

The Prodigy are pioneers of electronica, crossing over into mainstream, whose mix of rock, punk, reggae and techno ruled the 90s -- and if you were at The Fillmore last Friday you know why. As "Firestarter" began to come across the sound system with punk energy, fans began stomping their feet so hard that the ceiling shook.