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Sound Tribe Sector Awesome…

picture-1Sound Tribe Sector Awesome
Electronic Jam Band Destroys SF
(Live Music, Shows, Concerts)

(San Francisco, CA – 2/28/09) – Any band that locks down the Fillmore four nights in a row better have some serious fucking talent and a hell of a following. Turns out the Santa Cruz-based, 5-piece electronic jam band STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) most definitely has both and they’ve managed to sell out the Fillmore from 2/26/09 thru 3/1/09 with ease. Apparently the “Sector 9” is a reference to the current era of the Mayan calendar, so you know these guys are gangster. I’ve know about them for a couple years now (at least the name), but didn’t listen to their shit until about a month ago. I assumed it was just a few DJs and nothing that unique, but turns out I was utterly fucking wrong. Their music is a mix of instrumental rock with analog-generated sound, making it difficult to classify. The band consists of a guitarist & bassist (who both use a midi keyboard at times), a percussionist, a keyboardist, and a ridiculously sik drummer named Zach Velmer. When it all comes together the result is captivating to say the least and manages to fuse elements of rock, jazz, funk, reggae, drum & bass, and hip-hop into one intense concoction for the ears. This combined with a seasoned lighting technician makes for a surreal experience. Each member possesses much talent, but Velmer is the most impressive by far. Anyone who can pull off live drum & bass like this dude is a fucking god. I was lucky enough to get myself a ticket to opening night before it sold out and it might have been the best $26 I have ever spent. Seeing these dudes live is definitely an experience not to be missed. I went with my cousin, a proud affiliate of the STS9 cult, and I think I may have been recruited myself. We ran into a handful of his friends, some of which he said he only knows from other STS9 shows, which created a vibe like everyone knew each other. I definitely felt like the new kid who just lost his virginity; it was awesome…

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March 1, 2009 Posted by | Concerts, Music | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chemtrails…

Chemtrails…
You and me hit by a touch of white evil
(Environment, Health)
picture-11I’m all for the douchebags who propose to their girlfriends with a huge heart and arrow in the sky, but when it comes down to breathing in toxic chemicals against my will, I draw the line at whip-its. I’ll booze on Marina rooftops acting like I used to be in a frat for Fleet Week, but as soon as you tell me that government officials are directing the release of biological agents for purposes of geoengineering or population control, I’m fucking outta there. So what am I talking about? Chemtrails my friends, chemtrails. Aerial trails allegedly caused by the systematic high-altitude release of chemical substances not found in common forms of aerial spraying such as crop dusting, cloud seeding or aerial firefighting. The existence of these so-called chemtrails has been repeatedly denied by federal agencies for over a decade, and at the moment is still considered a conspiracy theory. Reasons given by those who believe in the theory vary between military weapons testing, chemical population control, or measures to mitigate global warming, which are all sketchy to say the least. Supposedly chemtrails can be differentiated from normal exhaust streams if they persist in the sky for hours and/or produce grid-like patterns that eventually blend to form large government death clouds. Other features may include the presence of color or high concentrations of trails in a single area. I could see the theory about trying to mitigate global warming proving out, although it would be hard to believe that the government would deliberately poison it’s own civilians. But wait, how many fast food joints, liquor and gun stores did you see on your way to work today? Either way, the next time you’re laying in the grass, sucking down a whip-it and calling out pictures in the clouds, you might want to hold your breath; Beck could be on to something…

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January 31, 2009 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments