About Alyssa Pereira

Sixty-five inches above sea level. Find her on Twitter at @alyspereira.
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    Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Ex Hex (Photo by Jonah Takagi)

“Before Ex Hex started, I had never really thought about making a song that was under two minutes long,” Mary Timony remembers.

Considering her sprawling [...]

By |October 10, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop
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    Review: The War on Drugs brings technicolor haze to the Fillmore

Review: The War on Drugs brings technicolor haze to the Fillmore

The poster souvenir from The War on Drugs' Sunday show at the Fillmore features a clean white feather quill and a contorted, technicolor ink blob. It's the sort of image [...]

By |October 7, 2014|Comments Off on Review: The War on Drugs brings technicolor haze to the Fillmore
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    The Wytches release ‘Annabel Dream Reader’, announce show at Bottom of the Hill

The Wytches release ‘Annabel Dream Reader’, announce show at Bottom of the Hill

Back in July, Brighton's The Wytches opened for METZ and Cloud Nothings

By |October 3, 2014|Comments Off on The Wytches release ‘Annabel Dream Reader’, announce show at Bottom of the Hill
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    Academy Award nominee Owen Pallett headlines Great American with Avi Buffalo and Foxes in Fiction this week

Academy Award nominee Owen Pallett headlines Great American with Avi Buffalo and Foxes in Fiction this week

I don't really know, but I'd guess that the process of getting nominated for an Academy Award isn't easy, especially when you're simultaneously working on your own album and [...]

By |September 10, 2014|Comments Off on Academy Award nominee Owen Pallett headlines Great American with Avi Buffalo and Foxes in Fiction this week
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    Terry Malts releases “Don’t” from new EP, play Brick & Mortar

Terry Malts releases “Don’t” from new EP, play Brick & Mortar

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In just a couple weeks, San Francisco punk trio Terry Malts will release their Insides EP via Slumberland, and they recently dropped the heavy "Don't" to give their [...]

By |September 10, 2014|Comments Off on Terry Malts releases “Don’t” from new EP, play Brick & Mortar

Benjamin Booker to play two Bay Area dates next week

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"Violent Shiver" is an apt name to describe the sort of music Benjamin Booker makes—it's affecting, arresting, and even a bit combative. He came howling out of New Orleans, [...]

By |August 15, 2014|Comments Off on Benjamin Booker to play two Bay Area dates next week
  • Sylvan Esso at The Fillmore (Photo by Daniel Kielman)
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    Sylvan Esso to play Independent on first headlining tour this month

Sylvan Esso to play Independent on first headlining tour this month

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Sylvan Esso has had a hell of a year. The duo, made up of members Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun), opened for tUnE-yArDs at the [...]

By |August 12, 2014|Comments Off on Sylvan Esso to play Independent on first headlining tour this month
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    Whirr drops two singles before Rickshaw Stop record release show

Whirr drops two singles before Rickshaw Stop record release show

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Nick Bassett keeps busy. The founder of Whirr has had a hand in bands from Nothing to Death of Lovers and Deafheaven, not to mention maintaining a bicoastal group. However, [...]

By |August 12, 2014|Comments Off on Whirr drops two singles before Rickshaw Stop record release show
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    Tijuana Panthers release new video before show at the Independent with Fucked Up

Tijuana Panthers release new video before show at the Independent with Fucked Up

Tijuana Panthers just released their third record, Wayne Interest, earlier this summer on Innovative Leisure, and are set to head to the Bay later on this month (with a new video [...]

By |August 6, 2014|Comments Off on Tijuana Panthers release new video before show at the Independent with Fucked Up
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    The Coathangers to play Pro Fans showcase at Rickshaw Stop with White Fang and Twin Steps

The Coathangers to play Pro Fans showcase at Rickshaw Stop with White Fang and Twin Steps

The Coathangers came rumbling from Atlanta, born from the notion that starting a band is first about having fun, and then about playing an  instrument. Naturally, their fourth studio album, Suck My Shirt, [...]

By |August 6, 2014|Comments Off on The Coathangers to play Pro Fans showcase at Rickshaw Stop with White Fang and Twin Steps
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    Zola Jesus announces show at Bimbo’s, album art for ‘Taiga’

Zola Jesus announces show at Bimbo’s, album art for ‘Taiga’

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Zola Jesus' infectious lead single "Dangerous Days" has already caught the ears of NPR and Stereogum, and for good reason. The uptempo dance tune is the first [...]

By |August 1, 2014|Comments Off on Zola Jesus announces show at Bimbo’s, album art for ‘Taiga’

Christopher Owens announces new album ‘A New Testament’

A year and a half after former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released Lysandre, he's offering up another album. A New Testament, Owens' second solo effort, is due out September 30 via [...]

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