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We'll never forget you, Punk Planet

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By G.W. Schulz

It was incredibly disheartening to learn today that one the nation’s best known indie-culture and rock zines, Punk Planet, had published its final edition after 13 years and 80 issues. Read more »

Itchy Digits, C&B

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In the mood for synthesizer-driven, blister-forming cacophony, honey? Then check a pair of ace twosomes tonight at the Hemlock Tavern: The Bay's electri-noise sprats Casy and Brian contort 'n' distort like the finest of 'em. You'll get grimy kid stuff on your Havaianas - and you'll dig it.

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Casy and Brian tap some serious monkey magik. Make it stop. Read more »

Bus shows

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here are some upcoming show ideas:
if your free some time
here is a list of up coming bus shows.::: for locations and final list of bands
call 510-bad-smut near the date.
{if anyone out there wants to help in anyway please email me ;
promote/drive/location ideas/ pick up bottles/ donate mics cords and stands/ 15"speakers/battle drunk rich boys who say "duuuude" too much....}

june 14: west oakland
Duke Nukem Forever
Scott's Band
Vitimin Piss
Big Digits
casy + brian,
birds of every flavor,
jackies house

june 17th:
future adults
black rainbow
chief death ray

june 22nd:
s.f.
daniel higgs
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Mo No Docs

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No Doctors
First aid for the addled brain? The Docs are in with their third album, Origin and Tectonics. With Wooden Shjips, Fuckwolf, and Sic Alps. Fri/15, 10 p.m., $6. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788. Also with Freeerways and Haunted House. Sat/16, 10 p.m., $5. Uptown, 1928 Telegraph, Oakl. (510) 451-8100

Hear ye, hear ye - the new "Hamburger Eyes" music issue is here...

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Check it before ya wreck it, duderinos. Hamburger Eyes photo journal, issue 011, is here, and, lo, it's all about sweet, sweet music. Read more »

Sopranos songs

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Vanilla Fudge and Journey etc

You're seeing things from Tony's view. "Don't stop..." - last words.

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David Chase, creator of the decade defining series, The Sopranos is known for his many layers of sheer brilliance, one being his incredibly meticulous and calculated music choices. Last night was the highly anticipated finale of the startling HBO show and naturally, tradition ensued. Read more »

Pegi Young steps out at Henry Miller Library

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Big news down at Henry Miller Library: Pegi Young, spouse of rock legend Neil, gets out from her hubby's enormous shadow and performs with her band (which includes pedal steel player Ben Keith, who has worked with Neil, the Band, Waylon Jennings, and many others) at the lovely Big Sur spot Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.

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Pegi and Neil Young. Read more »

Dogging White Rabbits

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In the mood for indie? NYC three-part-harmonizers White Rabbits carry on without their tourmates Mystery Jets - who canceled their mini tour with WR at the last minute - tonight, June 11, at Cafe du Nord.

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The exuberant six-piece White Rabbits promise to bring the joy with horns, handclaps, and well, if not cute pups then energy galore.

Going Bananas at Davis's "Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom"

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By Michael Harkin

ACLU lawyers take note: freedom made its biannual comeback to Yolo County this past Saturday, June 2. It was KDVS’s fifth edition of “Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom,” hosting 16 musical artists in the backyard of Plainfield Station, a biker bar out near Davis.

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Peel out, Bananas. All photos by Michael Harkin. Read more »

Cowabunga! Yo La Tengo play KUSF benefit

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Plans have been afoot for a splashy headliner for the forthcoming KUSF benefit and now it's so, so out: Yo La Tengo will be doing the do, to raise proceeds for the beloved SF college radio station.

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The show will happen at Bimbo's 365 Club on Aug. 3. Expect this "very intimate show" to sell out so get tickets starting today at the KUSF site. Read more »