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SF Station Blows It Up

1. REM @ The Greek Theater, Berkeley, May 31, 2008

There is nothing I could say that hasn’t already been said about REM and Michael Stipe over the last 26+ years of their career so I am going to keep this short and sweet. Coming into the show I knew it was going to be something great and, man, was it; they played every song that I had wanted to hear along with all their new tunes, which are now attracting new fans who filled the way sold out Greek. Michael and the gang know how to rock a crowd not only with great songs but also simply with their stage presence.

2. The Kooks @ Live 105's BFD, Shoreline Amphitheater, San Francisco, June 7, 2008

Live 105’s BFD came and went and blew the non-existent roof off the Shoreline's parking lot with a 21,000+ crowd and some great music. With bands like Pennywise, Flogging Molly and Cypress Hill, I must say, my musical highlights were DJ AM and Santogold's sets in the Subsonic tent as well as Middle Class Rut , The Whigs, and The Kooks on the Main stage. Over all the band's killed it with great tunes and good spirits and some help from Mother Nature.

3. Erykah Badu @ Paramount Theater, Oakland, June 8, 2008

If you went to Erykah Badu and The Roots on Sunday night you got your money's worth. With a full set from The Roots that simply killed it with live remixes of their own tunes and some cover songs. Black Thought and ?uestlove as always are amazing, but I must say that Captain Kirk Douglas killed it on guitar. Erykah was defiantly the headliner with a hell of a stage set up and a killer band. Ms, Badu was performing tunes from her new album New Amerykah and some old classics that simply made the crowd dance.