Bruce Roehrs' Birthday: Show Preview

When Bruce Roehrs — singular San Franciscan, longtime Maximum Rocknroll columnist, and unabashed follower of savage rock 'n' roll — passed away in 2010,…

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Mean Jeans: Show Preview

Punk rock can be an immensely powerful weapon of change, with fiery guitars and drums creating intense, perspective-shaking expressions of the human condition. Alternately,…

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A Mean Good Time

P unk rock can be an immensely powerful weapon of change, with fiery guitars and drums creating intense, perspective-shaking expressions of the human condition….

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How To Be a New Band in SF...

You've never heard of Brightlighters because they've only been a band for five months. But this San Francisco trio — vocalist/guitarist Travis Busse, vocalist/bassist…

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Budget Rock 10: Show Preview

Now in its 10th year, the 2011 edition of the Bay Area's Budget Rock Festival will be its last — it's fittingly billed as…

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High Castle: Show Preview

For those who take their punk without prefixes (“post,” “pop,” etc.), may we suggest Oakland's High Castle? This demonic power trio's debut LP, Spirit…

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Frisco Freakout: Show Preview

Is it any wonder that a deliriously unique place like San Francisco — framed, as it is, by dizzying views, planted with ornate Victorians,…

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Young Widows: Show Preview

Young Widows laid down their third LP, In and Out of Youth and Lightness, in the still-in-use Ratterman Funeral Home in the band's hometown…

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