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SF Station Blows It Up

1. The Black Lips @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, February 8, 2008

I guess ATL is not only known for producing great hip hop and if you know who the Black Lips are you would know that. Last Friday night The Black Lips showed what psychedelic punk is all about with an amazing performance in front of a sold out crowd. The foursome knows how to rock and turned the crowd into a hurricane of hands, feet and sound.

2. Mika @ The Warfield, San Francisco, February 12, 2008

Let me start by saying I didnít expect to love the show but after almost a 2hr set and one of the best stage shows I have ever seen, this British pop star has a new fan. With full theatrical stage performance and Freddy Mercury-like stage presence Mika blew me and the other 2500+ people away. The crowd comprised of 12-year old hipsters and older folks who didnít stop screaming for almost the entire show. Performing songs from his current album Life in Cartoon Motion as if we were on Broadway he slayed it with a brilliant and at times raunchy finale with confetti canons.

3. Drive by Truckers @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, February 13, 2008

Rock and Roll ain't dead, it just took a break Ė well, until Drive by Truckers hit the road again. Standing right at the front of the stage and having 1000 people chant the name of the band for a minute or two was something to witness and once they hit the stage it was singing and dancing all night long, which is almost unheard of in the SF music scene cause every one is usually trying to look cool. Switching between rock and country, slow and fest for over 2 hours DBT wore a hole through the stage. If you werenít there you missed out.