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SF Station Blows It Up

1. Slayer @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Concord, August 23, 2007

Slayer returned to the Bay on a co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson last Thursday night and in true metal fashion rocked out. They performed songs from their current album Christ Illusion, and from the first note out the crowd went nuts. I could see that Tom Araya and the boys were feeding off the crowd and playing harder and harder with every song.

2. Au Revoir Simone @ Bottom of the Hill , San Francisco, August 24, 2007

Brooklyn does it again with Au Revoir Simone and if you were at Bottom of the Hill on Friday night you got to see it live. The trio hit the stage to a warmed up crowd thanks to local kids in the The Morning Benders and tour mates Oh No! Oh My! Who showed us a thing or two about indie rock. The girls' infections brand of synth-pop flowed like a river from the fist stroke of a keyboard key. With vocals that created a landscape of beauty out of sound to keys that made you want dance these girls are something to see.


3. Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, August 29, 2007

The gypsy punks Gogol Bordello promoting their new album Super Taranta! invaded the Fillmore Wednesday night and blew the roof off the place. If you’ve never seen these guys play before you should really make it out to a show. The sound that came of the stage not only made you move and scream, mosh and freak out but it also made you think and just be happy. It was damn cool to watch a thousand people jump and move almost in unison to Eugene’s direction and guitar.