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A Modest Proposal

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Modest Mouse, the reigning kings of indie, rocked San Jose State University last Wednesday. Fans generously  welcomed newly added legendary lead-guitarist Johnny Marr of Smiths' fame. Philidelphia-based outfit Man Man kicked off the show.


Our Love To Admire

courtesy of Capitol Records

Our Love to Admire (Capitol)
Out July 10, 2007

Alternative View

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Recently reunited classic Alternative rockers Dinosaur Jr brought a bit of '90s throw-back to Slim's last week. Awesome Color, hailing from Bushwick, Brooklyn, opened the show.


Hip Hop and You Don't Stop

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hip hop producer, remixer and musician RJD2, also known as Ramble "RJ" John Krohn, impressed the crowd at Mezzanine with his guitar, bass and mad DJ skills. Los Angeles-based hip hop artist Pigeon John opened the show.


Hatches Job

Back to the Future

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Futuristic dance trio I Am Spoonbender played their first show in three years at Mezzanine as part of San Francisco's Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival.


Northern Lights

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Los Angeles-based group Great Northern enchanted audience members at Popscene with their dreamy pop melodies.

All-American After-Party

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Oklahoman pop-rockers The All-American Rejects closed out the SF International Film Festival's 50th year with a rousing performance at Mezzanine.

Paint It Black

Bossy Nova

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

R&B singing sensation Kelis, whose 2006 single Bossy ranks second only to her 2003 runaway hit Milkshake, headlined a private show as part of Hennessy's second annual Artistry Concert Tour, featuring artists such as Brazilian Girls, Ne-Yo and DJ Irie in seven cities from SF and LA to Miami and New York. The second leg of the tour, which will hit all of the same cities, kicks off this September.
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