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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Craig Pfunder of VHS or BETA @ Popscene, San Francisco, August 2, 2007

The Kentucky foursome return with a new album Bring on the Comets, released August 28th, and a badass visit to San Francisco last week. The boys performed new songs almost exclusively only breaking a few times to play their hits from their last record. As always Craig Pfunder’s voice and guitar pushes sound to its limit and makes you stomp your feet.

2. Rufus Wainwright @ Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, August 3, 2007

The legendary songbird landed in San Francisco last Friday night and blew the minds of over 2000 people at the Masonic Center. Rufus Wainwright walked on stage in a white-jeweled suit and as soon as he opened his mouth the building was filled with a soundscape that unless you were there I can’t describe. The performance was in support of his current album Release the Stars.

3. Jackie McKeown of the 1990s @ Café Du Nord, San Francisco, August 6, 2007

The fist time I heard of these guys was last week from a friend so I thought I'd check them out… and I am glad I did -- the threesome from Glasgow rocked. With simple guitars and words Jackie made even my head move from side to side as I tried to take photos. I have to say these boys are something; I recommend getting Cookies their new album, which was released just last week.