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Monday, May 18, 2015

Last Night: Green Day Returns Home to 924 Gilman

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:22 AM

MARNIE SCHLEICHER
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Green Day
The Enemies
Bobby Joe Ebola
May 17, 2015
924 Gilman Street

Better Than:
Whatever you did on Sunday night.

"Give me something to do to kill some time, take me to that place that I call home."

Green Day returned to 924 Gilman Street last night to benefit AK Press and 1984 Printing, two punk-run publishing companies which share a warehouse that caught fire in March.

Rumors had swirled for weeks around the "Special Guests" headliner for the Fire Relief Benefit show. But word travels fast in the punk scene and by the time pre-sale tickets for the show were put up online everyone knew Green Day was playing, and tickets were gone in under 10 seconds.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Five Singers Who Will Perform for Anyone If the Price Is Right

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:13 AM

In 1964, the Beatles gleefully declared: "I don't care too much for money/ Money can't buy me love." Wise words. But — it has to be noted — money sure can buy an awful lot of other things: private jets, swimming pools, hanger-ons, lavish vacations and (was this even a thing in the 1960s?) your pop star of choice performing privately for you, just as long as you have the right amount of cash to throw at the situation. Doesn't matter who you are, what you're like, how great/shitty your personality is; if you pay them, they will come. Here are five singers to book for that party you're going to throw after you win the lottery. 

1. Nicki Minaj
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Three days ago, this photo popped up on Nicki's Instagram. "She's been kidnapped by an evil gang of horny middle-schoolers!" we fretted. Until we realized that Minaj was hanging with this crew of blue-shirt-favoring children on purpose. "Get a load of these little hunks I met last night @ the Bar Mitzvah," she captioned the pic, "they were very ummm turnT". According to other sources, the party was for the son of a billionaire mogul and 150 of his friends. Apparently, Nicki instructed from the stage: "Get an education. Stay in school. And ladies? Never let a man have to take care of you. Do you understand me? Be your own woman." Even if it means being one of the biggest stars in the world and still performing at private parties for a bunch of over-privileged kids. Got it.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Live Review: Faith No More Leaves the Crowd Panting For More at Amoeba

Posted By on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Faith No More at Amoeba on Friday.
  • Faith No More at Amoeba on Friday.
Faith No More
Friday, November 28, 2014
Amoeba Records
Better than:
getting trampled at a Wal Mart.

Black Friday 2014 saw the auspicious return of both Star Wars and Faith No More. And both “returns” were morsels that demanded feasts in their wake…for which we’ve been asked to wait.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Killers, Jane's Addiction, and Snoop Dogg Are Playing a "Secret Show" for the Gods of Tech Tonight

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM

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After hearing rumors all day, it appears this is finally actually confirmed: Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Kaskade, and the Killers are playing a "secret" show after today's Facebook conference, hosted by Napster founder Sean Parker, according to SFist.

So after spending the day hearing about various changes that Facebook plans to make to online music listening and other activities, the assembled techy masses can go see some music live and in person.

Well, if they can get in. Which many of them -- and you -- probably can't.

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