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Fillmore Posters, Uncoded: Bid on Signed-by-Artist Posters From Grizzly Bear, Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie...

Bands give it all they’ve got at the Fillmore. With a history that’s seen epic performances by the likes of The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, the place is a rock temple. Even today’s arena caliber bands bring their A-game musicianship, should the ghosts of Fillmore past be listening.

Bid on Signed-by-Artist Fillmore Posters: Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, Kings of Leon, Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth and Gnarls Barkley!

We’ve selected seven of our favorite Fillmore posters from the past five years for your bidding pleasure. They're all signed by the bands themselves. Proceeds will benefit the Bill Graham Foundation and the San Francsico Conservatory of Music. Bidding starts at $50.  To read the background of Fillmore posters and how they get produced, click here.

Phoenix

What is This "Machine" Brian Wilson Keeps Talking About?

Upon clinching the National League pennant, host of Fox's The Cheap Seats, Chris Rose, wrangled an ecstatic Brian Wilson from drenching his teammates in champagne for yet another endlessly hysterical interview. Wilson is known almost as much for his hairstyles, wacky banter, and many nicknames (Just For Men Wilson, B-Weezy, Flicker, and Mental Assassin are just a few), as his excellent relief pitching skills.

But among all the excitement, more than a few people have been puzzled by the seemingly inside joke reference to "The Machine." To alleviate your curiosity, we've dug up the original Cheap Seats interview that started it all. Be prepared for cheeky hilarity. Check out the shortened version here:

Treasure Island Music Festival: Sunday's Top 5

Treasure Island Festival makes leaps and bounds from grimy, sweaty, electro on Saturday to more of the relaxed, indie variety on Sunday. The vibe of the fest will do a 180, but the talent level will stay exactly the same.

Sunday’s Top 5

Treasure Island Music Festival: Saturday's Top 5

There’s no denying the buzz surrounding Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend. At every café you go to, during any weekend conversation you may have, and any exchange with a music junkie will inevitably lead you to some form of  “TI” dialogue. Although you won’t have to weave through crowds, peeling between stages to catch 30 minutes of your favorite band (whoever thought of the alternating – not overlapping – festie schedule is nothing short of genius), we’ve still got weekend fever for these five acts.

Saturday’s Top 5

Birds & Batteries Release 'Panorama:' Sneak a Listen

Hot off the heels of their 2009 EP, Birds & Batteries had everyone from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone buzzing. With praises like, “[Up To No Good is] a bit like a high-concept mashup, this fusion of two of the slickest eras of pop production produces some polished results,” we couldn’t help but perch on the edge of our seat waiting for their next move.

Live Show Review: Neon Indian, Miniature Tigers & Prefuse 73 @ Mezzanine

To be expected, last night’s lineup at Mezzanine was nothing short of mind-melting. Highly experimental, improv multi-instrumentalist masters, all three bands did not disappoint.

Phoenix-based Miniature Tigers got the crowd swaying with their special brand of indie chill. It was almost as if they were Neon Indian-lite. A little less keys and strung out repetition, but intriguing and catchy nonetheless. I personally can’t wait for these guys to blow up out of the stratosphere.

Live Show Review: The Black Keys @ The Fox Theater

There’s something to be said about a 2-man band that can squeeze themselves into nearly every movie and TV show known to man (Black Snake Moan, Gossip Girl, Dexter, Hung, Victoria’s Secret, American Express, and Sony Ericsson commercials, Eastbound and Down, Zombieland, Entourage, Grand Theft Auto IV, Big Love, One Tree Hill, I really could keep going), and yet still manage to keep relatively under the super mainstream radar.

Geographer Re-Release Gets a Wallpaper and Limousines Makeover

Just when you thought you'd heard everything from Bay Area favorites, Geographer, The Limousines and Wallpaper go and remix two of their biggest hits. Tricycle Records re-released Geographer's Animal Shapes today with the two added bonus tracks. The "Kites (The Limousines Remix)," and "Paris (Wallpaper Remix)" are available on iTunes and through their label. Sample the new club bangers by streaming them below, or go celebrate with Geographer at their in-store Amoeba Berkeley performance tonight.

Win Tickets to the Casiokids Tomorrow Night @ Cafe Du Nord

Casiokids have been rocking Norway for 5 years with their sunny, casio-driven, electro-pop, but Norway couldn’t keep the band all to themselves forever. Their latest release, Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar on Polyvinyl Records, is the group’s US debut, launching their buzz from across the pond into the states. Despite their geographic distance, they manage to find themselves stateside quite a bit. They rocked SXSW and CMJ and now they’re back again on their very own mini headlining tour. Casiokids are known for their theatrical live shows and they’ll be hitting San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord on August 18th.

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