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Anyone Going to Street Scene?

I was at the very first Street Scene. I loved the mix of bands that year, although, it did lean towards more of my classic rock taste.

I saw Eric Burdon of the Animals (I'm looking forward to seeing him again in Escondido in a week). Doors guitarist Robby Kreiger was there, and a few contemporary bands I dug.

There have been only three years I missed Street Scene. And I have to say, I'm really looking forward to this one.

Sure, I would've loved to have seen the Beastie Boys. But I saw them at the Greek Theatre a few years back, so I'm not as bummed about their cancelation.

I'm excited about seeing the Waves. Or is it Wavves? They have Nathan Williams, who had been getting a lot of press for an on-stage rant in Spain, where he supposedly poured beer on the drummer.

I remember him, I think it was him...from when he worked at a Music Trader in Poway. I did a Blurt about how he stopped a robbery of the store.

The only other local (well, former local)...I'm looking forward to seeing is Anya Marina. She was so great at the Belly Up, and I love her new CD so much. She put down the acoustic guitar to rock and funk it up a bit. And it works.

A year ago, I would've been excited by Delta Spirit. But after seeing them on a few late night shows, the excitement has waned a bit. They're still an interesting band, don't get me wrong. But the night they play on Saturday, I'd rather see M.I.A. (did anyone catch her at Lou's Records in Encinitas a few years back? I met a guy from Rancho Bernardo that had her sign his chest; he then got it tattooed on).

Cake is doing an hour set, which I'm stoked about. Especially since this is the first year in a long time, that they haven't done the Del Mar thing. I never get tired of John's talking vocal style, and interesting trumpet adding some punch.

I'm not a Black Eyed Peas fan, even though I'll admit, their songs always have catchy hooks. If Fergie has a sense of humor, she'll come out on stage with the front of her pants soaking wet. Just for fun. And, will.i.am should come out with a shirt that says "I punched Perez Hilton and all I got was a lawsuit and this lousy T-shirt." Okay, maybe that's too much to slap onto a tee.

I've seen Dirty Sweet, and they're a great local band. But they go on at 4:15 or something. That's too early for rock n' roll. I'm guessing I won't roll up until closer to six, when Devendra Banhart goes on.

Anyone see this cat before? Boy is he freaky. His show at the Belly Up Tavern about three years ago, consisted of a lot of very bizarre behavior. Someone please tell me how he scored a girlfriend like Natalie Portman.

I used to like Modest Mouse, but I'm tired of them now. But when they go on at 10 p.m., there's nobody else I want to see, so I'll probably check out their set.

Conor Oberst is on this bill. And the amount of people I've run into that tell me he's the best songwriter around. Most recently people at the BBQ for Boobs party I wrote about in this Reader.

I recently caught Matt & Kim on a late night show, and really dug them. It'll be easy to catch them, as they're on the same stage as the Wavves, and Deerhunter follows. This is the band with that skinny, freaky dude fronting things. When he stands behind the mic stand, you almost can't see him.

The wearing dresses onstage has gotten old. I was tired of it the second time I saw Steve Poltz do it with The Rugburns. Unless you're Boy George, and out of jail, keep the dresses in the closet.

Cage the Elephant is the last band of Friday night that I really am looking forward to. Although I bought their EP recently, I've still yet to listen to it. Which is a shame, since the only two songs I hear on the radio I love. I guess I'll be hearing the rest of their songs for the first time, like everyone else in the crowd.

I hope things cool down by Saturday. This weather is unbearable, and for the first few bands, that's gotta suck.

I remember a few years back in the stadium parking lot, watching Louis XIV while the sun was still out. They were all in black, and must've been burning up. I think they were sweating so much, the black eyeliner was running down their face, making them look more like Alice Cooper than cool glam.

I'm still excited about seeing Jack White play drums with The Dead Weather. But the CD is horrible. Two good songs, that's it (Hang you from the Heavens and another tune about "enough water"...can't remember the title at the moment). I've seen them play live on a few shows, and they do rock.

Public Enemy is one of the most overrated rap bands ever. People seem to give them mad props because they had the song "Fight the Power." And yeah, Chuck D has some talent. But what an a** clown that Flavor Flav is.

Ozomatli is another band that so many of my friends, and people I meet, just love. They're a little too Santanaesque for my tastes, but they put on a great live show.

And, although I'm almost sick of the song that 91X and 94/9 play every two hours by the Silversun Pickups (dang..what a guitar riff that tune has), I'm glad they're playing.

With the economy the way it is...I can understand if some people can't afford tickets. But to me, with a lineup like this, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck.

I have a friend going to Burning Man this weekend. She's going to be burning up in the desert.

I'd much rather watch these bands. And if I want to see some hot, miserable festival type of thing...I'll catch the new Woodstock film.

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I was at the very first Street Scene. I loved the mix of bands that year, although, it did lean towards more of my classic rock taste.

I saw Eric Burdon of the Animals (I'm looking forward to seeing him again in Escondido in a week). Doors guitarist Robby Kreiger was there, and a few contemporary bands I dug.

There have been only three years I missed Street Scene. And I have to say, I'm really looking forward to this one.

Sure, I would've loved to have seen the Beastie Boys. But I saw them at the Greek Theatre a few years back, so I'm not as bummed about their cancelation.

I'm excited about seeing the Waves. Or is it Wavves? They have Nathan Williams, who had been getting a lot of press for an on-stage rant in Spain, where he supposedly poured beer on the drummer.

I remember him, I think it was him...from when he worked at a Music Trader in Poway. I did a Blurt about how he stopped a robbery of the store.

The only other local (well, former local)...I'm looking forward to seeing is Anya Marina. She was so great at the Belly Up, and I love her new CD so much. She put down the acoustic guitar to rock and funk it up a bit. And it works.

A year ago, I would've been excited by Delta Spirit. But after seeing them on a few late night shows, the excitement has waned a bit. They're still an interesting band, don't get me wrong. But the night they play on Saturday, I'd rather see M.I.A. (did anyone catch her at Lou's Records in Encinitas a few years back? I met a guy from Rancho Bernardo that had her sign his chest; he then got it tattooed on).

Cake is doing an hour set, which I'm stoked about. Especially since this is the first year in a long time, that they haven't done the Del Mar thing. I never get tired of John's talking vocal style, and interesting trumpet adding some punch.

I'm not a Black Eyed Peas fan, even though I'll admit, their songs always have catchy hooks. If Fergie has a sense of humor, she'll come out on stage with the front of her pants soaking wet. Just for fun. And, will.i.am should come out with a shirt that says "I punched Perez Hilton and all I got was a lawsuit and this lousy T-shirt." Okay, maybe that's too much to slap onto a tee.

I've seen Dirty Sweet, and they're a great local band. But they go on at 4:15 or something. That's too early for rock n' roll. I'm guessing I won't roll up until closer to six, when Devendra Banhart goes on.

Anyone see this cat before? Boy is he freaky. His show at the Belly Up Tavern about three years ago, consisted of a lot of very bizarre behavior. Someone please tell me how he scored a girlfriend like Natalie Portman.

I used to like Modest Mouse, but I'm tired of them now. But when they go on at 10 p.m., there's nobody else I want to see, so I'll probably check out their set.

Conor Oberst is on this bill. And the amount of people I've run into that tell me he's the best songwriter around. Most recently people at the BBQ for Boobs party I wrote about in this Reader.

I recently caught Matt & Kim on a late night show, and really dug them. It'll be easy to catch them, as they're on the same stage as the Wavves, and Deerhunter follows. This is the band with that skinny, freaky dude fronting things. When he stands behind the mic stand, you almost can't see him.

The wearing dresses onstage has gotten old. I was tired of it the second time I saw Steve Poltz do it with The Rugburns. Unless you're Boy George, and out of jail, keep the dresses in the closet.

Cage the Elephant is the last band of Friday night that I really am looking forward to. Although I bought their EP recently, I've still yet to listen to it. Which is a shame, since the only two songs I hear on the radio I love. I guess I'll be hearing the rest of their songs for the first time, like everyone else in the crowd.

I hope things cool down by Saturday. This weather is unbearable, and for the first few bands, that's gotta suck.

I remember a few years back in the stadium parking lot, watching Louis XIV while the sun was still out. They were all in black, and must've been burning up. I think they were sweating so much, the black eyeliner was running down their face, making them look more like Alice Cooper than cool glam.

I'm still excited about seeing Jack White play drums with The Dead Weather. But the CD is horrible. Two good songs, that's it (Hang you from the Heavens and another tune about "enough water"...can't remember the title at the moment). I've seen them play live on a few shows, and they do rock.

Public Enemy is one of the most overrated rap bands ever. People seem to give them mad props because they had the song "Fight the Power." And yeah, Chuck D has some talent. But what an a** clown that Flavor Flav is.

Ozomatli is another band that so many of my friends, and people I meet, just love. They're a little too Santanaesque for my tastes, but they put on a great live show.

And, although I'm almost sick of the song that 91X and 94/9 play every two hours by the Silversun Pickups (dang..what a guitar riff that tune has), I'm glad they're playing.

With the economy the way it is...I can understand if some people can't afford tickets. But to me, with a lineup like this, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck.

I have a friend going to Burning Man this weekend. She's going to be burning up in the desert.

I'd much rather watch these bands. And if I want to see some hot, miserable festival type of thing...I'll catch the new Woodstock film.

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I'll be there...although I can't exactly pinpoint why the line-up isn't as exciting for me as it is other years (or festivals). I am big time looking forward to MIA, she's insane - and I like it. Ozo always puts on a good show, but this must be there 300th trip to SD. We know the routine, although I can't say I'm bored with it. Like you, I'm looking forward to seeing another one of Jack White's bands. There's always something lacking with their hiphop lineup at SS. Whether it's the acts not showing up on time and doing a weak set or just not getting a bunch of decent names, I'm at least looking forward to Busta Rhymes this year (although I'm not going to hold my breath). Sure, sure Public Enemy..you're seeing a few rap living legends with them, but, I'm always weary of the 1988 - 2009 stretch....with any group. People seem to ride nuts because they're them, which I guess I can't blame too much. They are immortals of the hip hop game. The others, we'll see.

Aug. 28, 2009

I don't know any of the bands you're talking about but I'm willing to give local music a try, since the other stuff is such crap. My son was a high school buddy of one of the guys from Unwritten Law. My moms says she came home one day and there was the most beautiful girl she had ever seen,sitting with my son in the kitchen. I guess she was Steve's??? GF and my son was entertaining her while the band practiced. That's all I know.

Aug. 28, 2009

The first thing that struck me as odd was seeing a tip jar at the merch booth selling band T-shirts. Really? Now we gotta tip the dude selling a $25 Modest Mouse shirt? For what? For grabbing you the XL instead of the medium one that's on the table....

There was an oxygen bar that seemed rather busy.

A handful of radio stations were set up, giving away crappy prizes. The 94.1 FM canopy said "Jeff & Jer in the morning," on it.

I got locals the Wavves, who were energetic, but they used way too much distortion, feedback, and pedals for my taste. Awesome energy, though.

Devendra Banhart, I am now convinced, just does't do it for me. My favorite part of his set was listening to the drummer give a shout-out to his dad "Herb", and then making the entire crowd yell "Hi Herb!"

But the epitome of why Street Scene is so great to attend.

I went to get some street tacos at a booth, and Band of Horses was on. I only knew one of their songs, and I don't know anything about them. And they were putting on an amazing set, as the sun was slowly setting.

I finished my grub in time to catch Matt and Kim, who I was really looking forward to. They were already into the set when I got over there, but I heard "Yeah Yeah", "5K" and a few other tunes I liked. It was a bit annoying that some fat chick with dyed red hair kept pushing and shoving. The third time I saw her barrelling towards me, I was ready to clock her. I was just going to stick my arm out like Dick Butkus and level her. Just as she got close, she turned in a completely different direction (knocking a guy off his feet).

Matt told a funny story about the band performing on Jimmy Kimmell live the other night and how excited they were to be pooping in Robin Williams dressing room.

I caught a few songs by Conor Oberst, who everyone tells me is so great. I got bored quick, and went to check out Anya Marina. At her stage, it was the only one where you could hear the other bands. It was a shame, because she started the set off with "Vertigo" my favorite song off her latest album. But it's a quiet tune, and parts of it were bleed-out by Conor. Anya said after the song "Hi, I'm Conor Oberst."

Aug. 29, 2009

The second day of Street Scene was fun.

I can't get over the singer of the Silversun Pickups. Dude sounds like a lady (no Aerosmith reference intended).

Matt & Kim are simply a blast.

The Dead Weather are great live. Still a horrible CD, though.

M.I.A. just doesn't do much for me. I left during her set, to go see someone named Shanon ? and the Dap Kings. Amazing, soul singer with a wicked horn section.

Aug. 31, 2009

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