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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, August 21, 2007

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a very special small venue set in San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore last Tuesday night and as always destroyed it. With Karen’s amazing stage presence, Nick's guitars licks and Brian’s unstoppable drums the trio drove the crowd wild. Being right at the front for the first three songs was a very interesting thing because from the first word out of Miss O’s mouth I could feel the entire crowd surge forward. If you didn’t make it into the building you missed out a few costume changes and even some new tunes from The Is Is EP out in stores now.

2. Zach De La Roche of Rage Against the Machine @ Rock the Bells, San Francisco, August 18, 2007

Let me just say 45,000 people is a very impressive thing to see walking into a venue. And to see them walking into a hip hop show was super impressive. With a lineup that included Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine, The Wu Tang Clan and many more you know it was going to be a hell of a show. I’ll give you a little rundown: Public Enemy hit the stage with all original members and even ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian performing “Bring the Noise”. Mos and Talib performed Blackstarr tunes and even the Wu had a special guest on bass -- System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian. But the highlight of the day was the moment Rage Against the Machine hit the stage and the ground began to shake from 45 thousand people jumping up and down at the same time. The boys performed all their hits and more in an 80-minute set.

3. Junior Senior @ Popscene, 330 Ritch, San Francisco, August 16, 2007

The Danish rock, electro pop duo hit the stage with a vengeance last Thursday night at Popscene. The boys performed with a full band and there was even a guest appearance from Le Tigre's J.D. Samson who performed “Can I Get Get Get”. Senior's voice and on stage moves whipped the crowd up as Junior's guitar licks filled their ears.