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March

1-EMA/Reptar @ The Rickshaw Stop

2-Ty Segall @ The Great American Music Hall

2-Flipper @ The New Parish Music Hall

3-Cloud Nothings @ Bottom Of The Hill

4-Korn @ The Warfield

6-Andrew W.K. @ The Regency Ballroom

6-Lecherous Gaze @ Hemlock Tavern

6-Trevor Hall@The New Parish Music Hall

6-Thee oh Sees @ The Independent

7-Mobb Deep @ The New Parish Music Hall

7-Soja @ The Fillmore

8-Bela Fleck & The Flecktones @ The Warfield

8-The Punch Brothers @ The Fillmore

9-Railroad Earth @The Fillmore

10-Flogging Molly @ The Fox Theater

10-Drake @ San Jose State Event Center Arena

12-The Joy Formidable @ The Independent

13-The Joy Formidable @ The Independent

14-The Raincoats @ The Great American Music Hall

15-Willie Nelson @ The Fox Theater

17-Umphrey’s Mcgee@ The Fox Theater

17-Sage Francis @ The Independent

16-Hot Buttered Rum/Cornmeal @ The Great American Music Hall

16-Drive By Truckers @ The Fillmore

20-Kaiser Chiefs @ The Fillmore

21-Of Montreal/Deerhoof @ Slim’s

22-Of Montreal @ The Fillmore

22-Black Milk@330 Ritch

23-Lady Antebelllum @ HP Pavillion

23-Fishbone @ The Independent

23-Rancid @ The Warfield

23-Lucero @ The Fillmore

25-The Ting Tings@The Fillmore

27-Ani DiFranco @ The Fillmore

30-Galactic @ The Fillmore

31-Galactic @ The Fillmore


April

4-Cults @ The Great American Music Hall

5-Cults @ Slims

5-Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Fox Theater

5-Heartless Bastards @ The Fillmore

5-Dark Star Orchestra @ The Great American Music Hall

6-Dark Star Orchestra @ The Great American Music Hall

6-GWAR/Municipal Waste/Ghoul@The Regency Ballroom

7-Dark Star Orchestra @ The Great American Music Hall

9-Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All @ The Warfield

11-M. Ward @ The Fillmore

12-Melvins @ The Great American Music Hall

12-Miike Snow @ The Fox Theater

12-Band Of Skulls-The Fillmore

13-Youth Lagoon @ The Independent

13-Yonder Mountain String Band @ The Fillmore

14-Yonder Mountain String Band @ The Fillmore

14-Paul Oakenfold@Ruby Sky

15-Elvis Costello @ The Warfield

15-Train @ The Fillmore

15-Givers @ Slims

16-Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Great American Music Hall

16-The Black Angels/The Horrors@Bimbo’s 365

16-Counting Crows @ The Fox Theater

16-Explosions In The Sky@The Palace of Fine Arts

17-Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Great American Music Hall

17-The Black Angels/The Horrors@Bimbo’s 365

17-Justice @ The Fox Theater

18-Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Great American Music Hall

18-Wild Flag @ The Fillmore

19-Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Great American Music Hall

19-Childish Gambino @ The Fox Theater

19-Bon Iver@Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

20-Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Great American Music Hall

21-The Naked and Famous @ The Warfield

22-M83 @ The Fillmore

23-M83 @ The Fillmore

24-Neon Indian @ The Fillmore

27-Opeth/Mastodon/Ghost@ The Fox Theater

27-Ty Segall@UC Berkeley

27-Kendrick Lamar @ The Regency Ballroom

30-Tennis @ The Independent

May

5-Snow Patrol @ The Fox Theater

10-Delta Spirit @ The Fillmore

11-Roger Waters presents “The Wall” @ AT&T Park

11-Brian Jonestown Massacre @ The Fillmore

Track Review: Black Dog-Led Zeppelin

Track Review: Black Dog-Led Zeppelin
John Paul Jones(bass), and John Bonham(drums) have absolute perfect timing on this song. This is one of the tightest rhythm sections that ever walked the planet, and this might be one of the best examples of how dead-on-balls accurate they were capable of being. Bonham’s kick drum swings with anvil force around Jones’ dexterous bass line. Jimmy Page’s guitar pronounces itself, fat with menace, drawing hazardous and perfectly balanced symmetry.   Bobby Plant’s vocal crooning’s echo out across the audience like a cannibal chorus wailing in the infernal light of a savage fertility ritual. He matches the bands intensity with fierceness during the “Oh YEAH, oh YEAH, OH, HUH, HUH,” then ushers the same beast in with delicacy during “I gotta walk, can’t stand still, got a flamin’ heart, can’t get my fill.”






Make sure your bass is turned up all the way, you are wearing headphones, and you are paying very close attention, with the highest possible volume at 3:27.


Corey Fedor

KSMC General Manager

Electric Kool-Aid Funeral Anthem’s

The Black Angels, Phosphene Dream(Sep, 2010)

 
 These guys are the front runners of the neo-psychedelic resurgence that we have seen taking place during the last few years.  An ode to many things we know and love, their influences are deeply invested in classic rock bands, and they end up with a murky flower power atmosphere. Directly speaking, their sound is heavily based on The Doors and The 13th Floor Elevators and even borrow the bluesy shuffle sensibilities

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And Still My Heart Sweats

Album Review: The Japandroids, Post-Nothing




Even though the first time I heard this record was in the listless void that is an Alaskan winter, I immediately understood that this album is a love letter to the greatest summer of your entire life. A summer that was far more exciting in the rear view that it was while unfolding. The content

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Best Band Name Ever

Album Review: Bass Drum Of Death, GB City




These guys create brutal,  heavily distorted, minimalist garage. Their music might leave you with the implication that there are 4 or 5 people on stage but these incoherent genius’s of violence are brilliant in their ability to create a sonic wall that could match a thrash-punk orchestra. If you put this on at a party, be prepared to clean the house up not with a broom,

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Get Your Rocks Off

Album Review: The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street (1972)



     My job is to bring forth outstanding albums from the classic past. Albums that the likes of our generation have unintentionally glazed over, because there is just too much going on today to pay attention to an album that came out 40 years ago.

     Something that has always set The Rolling Stones aside from the transcendent likes of The Beatles, Hendrix and Zeppelin is that they always had the strength to make you feel that both we, and they are hemmed and torn by similar walls, frustrations and tragedies. They are tied to earthly corporeal issues while others dance wildly in other dimensions and heights that feel unattainable to mere mortals. That was truly the breakthrough of Exile on Main Street. Despite an absence of the band’s best-known songs, the sweaty, grimy Exile on Main St. has grown into the Rolling Stones’ most universally acclaimed

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Track Review: Black Dog-Led Zeppelin(BBC Sessions)

Track Review: Black Dog-Led Zeppelin






John Paul Jones(bass), and John Bonham(drums) have absolute perfect timing on this song. This is one of the tightest rhythm sections that ever walked the planet, and this might be one of the best examples of how dead-on-balls accurate they were capable of being. Bonham’s kick drum swings with anvil force around Jones’ dexterous bass line. Jimmy Page’s guitar pronounces itself, fat with menace, drawing hazardous and perfectly balanced symmetry.   Bobby Plant’s vocal crooning’s echo out across the audience like a cannibal chorus wailing in the infernal light of a savage fertility ritual. He matches the bands intensity with fierceness during the “Oh YEAH, oh YEAH, OH, HUH, HUH,” then ushers the same beast in with delicacy during “I gotta walk, can’t stand still, got a flamin’ heart, can’t get my fill.”


Make sure your bass is turned up all the way, you are wearing headphones, and you are paying very close attention, with the highest possible volume at 3:27.

Download Led Zeppelin-Black Dog 

Download the entirety of BBC Sessions by Led Zeppelin that I didn’t bother to talk about… 

Corey Fedor
KSMC General Manager

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