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The Get Up Kids @ The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA 4/2/2009

As is often the case with seminal bands, The Get Up Kids saw the genre they helped create, the late ’90s strain of emotional power pop, get turned into a veritable industry juggernaut, one which soon left them in dust. Not that the feeling wasn’t mutual, on their later albums TGUK seemed to be haunted by their own musical ghost, never able to shake the dreaded “emo” label, but never able to parlay it into any overwhelming commercial success either.

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The Get Up Kids Reunion Tour

After a show in March in their hometown of Lawrence, KS and a show in Alaska cancelled due to volcano, the Get Up Kids reunion “tour” (which is actually just a couple shows and a couple festivals) kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco.

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Murder City Devils — Great American Music Hall — 2/15/09 — Early Show

This was the first of two MCD shows for the evening—they added the second when the first sold out too quickly. Detroit, Michigan’s Silverghost opened the affair promptly at 5:00 PM, and while Silverghost is a fine male/female guitar/synth duo, it was a little odd having dance/pop electro as an opener. But that didn’t matter. You could have had Michael Bolton opening up and nobody would have cared, ’cause the anticipation for the Devils was heightened to say the least.

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Deerhoof October Tour

Continuing in the thread of bands that my band played with two or three years ago, Deerhoof have announced their October tour. If you jock Asian shorties and you miss their show you are BOWING IT. 10-03 Los Angeles – Avalon * 10-04 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall * 10-06 Portland, OR […]

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Dethklock Fillmore Show Evacuated

An electrical malfunction at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium led to the evacuation of a Dethklok show yesterday night. The occurrence was apparently nothing overtly serious, and the evacuation of the event was more of a precautionary measure. The show has been rescheduled for June 9th, which bumped Fish (not Phish) to the Great American Music […]

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Super Furry Animals VideoCast

A few short weeks ago VideoMatt and I drove down to San Francisco to interview and film Welsh experimental rock outfit the Super Furry Animals. And while the live video shoot was kinda a bust (our pre-planned three camera shoot last-minute reduced to one camera) we did end up chatting with SFA singer Gruff Rhys […]

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