And then, of course, there was Amy Winehouse's April 26 gig at Popscene, where the Brit missed her singing cues, flubbed her lyrics, and called for audience members to bring her a Jack-and-Coke and a tequila shot. All of which foreshadowed the cancellation of numerous tour dates (including a September Warfield gig) after the announcement of the "Rehab" singer's attempt to, yup, dry out.

It's easy to speculate that personal problems — depression, schizophrenia, crack, alien probes, whatever — may lie behind any of these artists' bizarre behaviors at Bay Area shows. But when it comes to live performances, there's a limit to how many breakdowns all but the most hard-core supporters will endure. As one dissatisfied Independent patron says of MF Doom, "I used to be a huge fan, but now I can tell he doesn't respect his fans, so fuck him."

However, Schwab isn't ready to forsake Doom. He says he might pay to see the rapper if he plays in the Northwest, but "I'm definitely not gonna see him in San Francisco again."

Chances are, no one else will either. Scott says he told Doom's agent before the second cancellation, "If you pull this again, you're pretty much done in this town." After dissing the city twice, Scott says, "I can't imagine he's ever gonna play in San Francisco again."

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