By JACK BOULWARE [Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.] If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
Joseph SchellScissor SistersSeptember 12, 2010The Fox Theatre, OaklandBetter than: Being the straight dude at Badlands.Pretty much the entire Castro migrated across/under the Bay last night to get swayed by the New York glam-disco-sleaze-rock confab known as Scissor Sisters. This fact was establi ... More >>
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