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A Rockin' Good Time

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Colorado rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters headlined at The Fillmore on Saturday with country rock band Reckless Kelly as the show's opener.


Planet Asia and Friends

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Eye 5 Recordings threw its launch party at Mezzanine last Friday, featuring Prince Ali, Planet Asia and a host of other artists including Souls of Mischief, Jaylenn Scott and D'Wayne Wiggins (Tony Toni Toné).


Avalon Does <i>Jane Fonda</i>

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hard-knocks hipster rapper Mickey Avalon gyrated his way across Popscene's stage last Thursday. His self-titled album, which includes songs such as Jane Fonda, Waiting to Die and Dipped in Vaseline, was released last fall.

Catch the Fever

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Cambodian pop rock band Dengue Fever, whose influences range from Blondie and Charles Mingus to Funkadelic and Sinn Sisamouth, put on a dance party at The Independent last Sunday.

Rob Crow—Living Well

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Indie rocker Rob Crow of Pinback (and Heavy Vegetable, Physics, Optiganally Yours and more), whose latest solo release Living Well came out in January, hit the stage at Mezzanine last Friday along with The Jade Shader and Black Fiction.


Let the Good Times Roll

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Z-Trip, who's been featured in the movie Scratch, played to 500,000 people opening for the Rolling Stones at SARS-Stock in Toronto and headlined a tent at music fest-extravanganza Coachella, played to a full house at Ruby Skye's Mardi Gras Madness.

Solid Grooves

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

According to, Switch (aka Solid Groove and aka Dave Taylor)—who headlined at Mezzanine last Thursday—has "tracks that cover all bases from hip-hop to twisted afro through to the jackin' house music he is currently finding fame with." SF's own house and techno DJ Claude VonStroke rounded out the night along with Qzen and James of Moxie.

Switch (aka Solid Groove)

The Dirty South

Southern hip-hop artists Paul Wall and Rich Boy dropped by KMEL last week to promote their soon-to-be-released albums: Get Money, Stay True and Rich Boy, respectively.
photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Rich Boy and Paul Wall

106 KMEL's Big Von with Paul Wall

Latin Rhythms

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Latin band Los Amigos Invisibles rolled out a danceable mix of disco, acid jazz and funk at The Independent Tuesday night with Si*Sé, whose latest More Shine album blends electronica, soul and Latin rhythms.


House of Soul

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

106 KMEL presented Valentine's House of Soul featuring Joe, Tyrese, Fantasia and J. Valentine at Ruby Skye.


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