Friday, April 27, 2012

"480 Minutes"

Hey, you know what?  I was called a racist this week.  For the first time in my life!  The accuser is a successful anti-tax white guy from a rich, white, conservative, military base-heavy city who insists that discrimination no longer plays a role in everyday life here in the U.S.  The accusation came at the end of a discussion in which I argued (shockingly) that discrimination (based on race, sex, religion, etc.) does indeed still exist and affects millions on a daily basis.  He thinks that  Americans are all born with equal opportunities and that racism and capitalism are mutually exclusive.  Me and my stupid crazy, way out there ideas!

In more important news, tonight (4/27) is Loquat's CD release show at The Independent.  Also are on the bill are Mister Loveless and Excuses For Skipping.  All three are Bay Area bands we recommend checking out. As an added bonus I will be there DJing between bands, so if you are in the Bay Area and not sick of me by the end of today's program, please buy tickets and make your way up to the balcony to say hi.

Before I forget, this is what happened in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park a week ago today (4/20) at 4:20p.m., just a few minutes before a migraine ruined my day.  While you are there, the entire News In Photos slideshow is worth viewing and reading.

This week's new playlist additions will include Churches (Oakland, CA), Civil Twilight (Cape Town, South Africa), Cold Specks (Toronto, Canada), Dandy Warhols (Portland, OR), Diamond Rugs (Deer Tick/Black Lips), Humans (East Vancouver, Canada), Jack White (Nashville, TN), King Tuff (Brattleboro, VT), Light Asylum (Brooklyn, NY), Magenta Skycode (Turku, Finland), The Mowgli's (Los Angeles, CA), and Norah Jones (yes, that Norah Jones, the one from Brooklyn!).

As always, the show runs from 9a.m. until 5p.m. Pacific Time.  Click the big PLAY button at the top right of (black circle, blue triangle).  Get in touch in real time during the show:

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Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming Bay Area shows of interest)

**#Loquat/ Mister Loveless/ Excuses For Skipping @ Independent 4/27 buy tickets
Fruit Bats/ Kelley Stoltz/ Gold Leaves @ Independent 4/26
The Knocks @ The Rickshaw Stop 4/26
Cypress Hill @ The Warfield 4/27

Girl In A Coma @ The Independent 5/1
Yo La Tengo @ SF Moma 5/1
Ty Segall/ White Fence @ Independent 5/2
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Hippies @ Fox (Oakland) 5/2
Lambchop @ Great American 5/4
The Black Keys @ Oracle Arena 5/4
Snow Patrol @ Fox Therater (Oakland) 5/4 & 5/5
Trainwreck Riders/ Passage Walkers/ Bobby Joe Ebola And The Children MacNuggits/ Apogee Sound Club @ Rickshaw Stop 5/4
*Dirty Ghosts/ Dante vs. Zombies @ Café du Nord 5/5 buy tickets
Sleepy Sun @ The Independent 5/5
*Portugal, The Man/ The Lonely Forest @ The Independent 5/6
Death Cab For Cutie/ Magik*Magik Orchestra @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 5/8, 5/9, & 5/10
*X/ John Doe @ Sweetwater Music Hall (MILF Valley CA) 5/9 buy tickets
Breton/ VIR @ Rickshaw Stop 5/10
Fruit Bats/ Kelley Stoltz/ Gold Leaves @ Independent 4/26
The Knocks @ The Rickshaw Stop 4/26
Cypress Hill @ The Warfield 4/27
* = We're there
** = We're DJing (aka miss this and die)
# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"

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