About Derek Nielsen

C.R.E.A.M. (Coffee rules everything around me.)
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    Effable release first edition of new zine at Atlas Coffee this Friday

Effable release first edition of new zine at Atlas Coffee this Friday

Longtime besties Chloé Chonnaughton and Haley Vivenzi are mom-friends in the Sonoma County art scene. Both artists themselves, they know that, even in their little North Bay nook, it [...]

By |August 14, 2018|Comments Off on Effable release first edition of new zine at Atlas Coffee this Friday

Video: The Velvet Teen, “Parallel Universes”

The Velvet Teen's musical output has been somewhat sporadic over the last few years, but that doesn't mean they haven't been busy. The Petaluma veterans dropped their first single [...]

By |August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Video: The Velvet Teen, “Parallel Universes”

Anthony Anzaldo wants you to stop being boring

Small talk is weird. We all have this silently agreed upon conversational shorthand to pin our daily interactions on because even as adults, let's face it — we are [...]

By |July 10, 2018|Comments Off on Anthony Anzaldo wants you to stop being boring

Tsunami Bomb + the Phenomenauts invade the Phoenix Theater

Some might be tempted to call the show on Friday at the Phoenix Theater a ....blast from the past...

Get it? Because the recently-reunited Tsunami Bomb is headlining, with support [...]

By |April 17, 2018|Comments Off on Tsunami Bomb + the Phenomenauts invade the Phoenix Theater

Review + Photos: Brian Fallon at the Independent

Brian Fallon (photo: Derek Nielsen)

Brian Fallon's fans should know by now that the former Gaslight Anthem frontman likes to talk. A lot. I've only seen him perform outside of [...]

By |April 11, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Brian Fallon at the Independent

Video Premiere: Sloth & Turtle, “Toys”

Goldeneye 64: it's basically the millennial's version of chess.

Instrumental quartet Sloth & Turtle have tapped (literally) into some crazy musical terrain during the last few years. Seamlessly blending math-rock, [...]

By |March 23, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Sloth & Turtle, “Toys”

Photos+ Review: Ty Segall at Refuge Christian Fellowship

Ty Segall (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Unless you were one of those kids, you probably hated going to church as much as I did. It was impossible for my over-stimulated brain to [...]

By |February 16, 2018|Comments Off on Photos+ Review: Ty Segall at Refuge Christian Fellowship

Photos + Review: LP at the Independent

LP (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

So LP (short for Laura Pergolizzi) is a badass, just to re-establish a well-known fact. It’s cool when you see an artist walk on stage with a confident [...]

By |February 16, 2018|Comments Off on Photos + Review: LP at the Independent

Video: Dead to Me, “Fear is the New Bliss”

The unpredictable and ever-evolving SF punk band Dead To Me are gearing up to release their long-awaited LP American Son of Cholo this year.

With original singer and guitarist Jack Dalrymple [...]

By |January 31, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Dead to Me, “Fear is the New Bliss”
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    Slow Bloom drop ‘Hex Hex Hex’ on a mad mad mad mad world

Slow Bloom drop ‘Hex Hex Hex’ on a mad mad mad mad world

Slow Bloom, from left to right: Jared Wallace, Timmy Lodhi, Jonny Andrew, Michael Weldon (photo: Eric Molyneaux)

It's 2018. And let's face it — things are weird. Every day it [...]

By |January 26, 2018|Comments Off on Slow Bloom drop ‘Hex Hex Hex’ on a mad mad mad mad world

Head north for Home Sick Fest 2018

Ceremony has a deep-rooted love for the North Bay Area. Well, most of it. The band's seminal LP Rohnert Park, named after their hometown, doesn't exactly resonate with fond [...]

By |January 11, 2018|Comments Off on Head north for Home Sick Fest 2018

Spiritual Cramp: “We’re Right Here.”

(photo: Garret Van Brunt)

Michael Bingham’s eyes drift restlessly, his attention half-focused on finding our waitress. This particular taqueria is generous with complimentary chips and salsa. The lead vocalist of [...]

By |December 21, 2017|Comments Off on Spiritual Cramp: “We’re Right Here.”
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