Jules Shapiro

FeaturesMake Air Not War
June 09. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

Make Air Not War

Don’t feel embarrassed about air shredding the battle axe in front of the mirror while folding your laundry. Consider that pseudo-rocking and those air arpeggios practice. Your favorite Judas Priest and Metallica songs are more relevant than ever. The US …

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Live ReviewsLive Review: The Warlocks at Independent
June 07. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

Live Review: The Warlocks at Independent

The Warlocks and The Black Angels tour kicked off in San Francisco at the Independent as the aroma of smoke and psychedelic music filled the air. The Warlocks, considered to be the modern-day version of Spacemen 3, somehow found themselves …

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Live ReviewsLive Review: Nada Surf at Fillmore
March 22. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

Live Review: Nada Surf at Fillmore

Glasses and shaggy haircuts reflected the crowd at the Fillmore in San Francisco as the audience waited patiently in line for Los Angeles singer/songwriter Sea Wolf and Brooklyn indie rock veterans Nada Surf to strut their stuff. Sea Wolf started …

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Album ReviewsCD Review: Self-titled by The Blakes
January 29. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

CD Review: Self-titled by The Blakes

Artist: The Blakes Album: Self-titled Genre: Indie Rock, Rock/Pop Garage rock has been taken to the curb by Seattle’s The Blakes, named after the English poet William Blake. This three-piece band is one of the most impressive and refreshing bands …

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FeaturesThe Donnas Play Queen Bees and Hit the Road with The Hives
January 24. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

The Donnas Play Queen Bees and Hit the Road with The Hives

When we heard The Donnas and The Hives were playing at The Fillmore together, we instantly craved the early 00’s. Nothing has been as exciting this decade as when the old manager of Oasis discovered The Hives and released a …

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Album ReviewsCD Review: Connected by The Bruises
January 22. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

CD Review: Connected by The Bruises

Artist: The Bruises Album: Connected Genre: Rock/Pop San Francisco female fronted band The Bruises prove that chicks rule as album Connected prevails as a poppy estrogen treat. Aja Blue and Jen Black, originally from Illinois, both showcase their respected creativity …

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Album ReviewsCD Review: This is Where I Confess by Cast of Thousands
January 08. 2008 | By Jules Shapiro

CD Review: This is Where I Confess by Cast of Thousands

Artist: Cast of Thousands Album: This is Where I Confess Genre: Indie Rock, Rock/Pop San Francisco post-hardcore indie band, Cast of Thousands, has been gaining a lot of attention lately. Their name may sound familiar; it’s the title of Elbow’s …

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FeaturesINTERVIEW: The year Klaxons broke through
December 12. 2007 | By Jules Shapiro

INTERVIEW: The year Klaxons broke through

British band Klaxons took the United States by storm when their debut album dropped.

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