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Roky on a Roll

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Texan rocker Roky (pronouned "Rocky") Erickson sounded off at Noise Pop last Thursday with his band, The Explosives, to a full house at the Great American Music Hall. Back in the '60s, Roky and his then-band the 13th Floor Elevators played at SF's Fillmore and Avalon Ballrooms. He's the subject of a documentary, You're Gonna Miss Me, named after the first hit recorded by Roky and his Elevators band.

He’s A Keeper


Photo courtesy of Popscene

How to Grow a Woman

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Country and blues musician Chris Thile displayed his bluegrass talents at The Independent last Sunday with his latest album, How to Grow a Woman from the Ground.




Ladybug and Strange Fruit

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

OM: Hip Hop celebrated its one-year anniversary with an all-star line-up at Mezzanine last Saturday that included Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Crown City Rockers, J Boogie, Strange Fruit Project, Black Spade and more.

LADYBUG MECCA

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.

BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS



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).

PRINCE ALI

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.






Best Week Ever


Photo courtesy of Noise Pop

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.

ROB CROW



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