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Heavyweight Dub Champion and Sly & Robbie – June 18th

If you know of Sly & Robbie (and god help me if you don't), without ever hearing Heavyweight Dub Champion, you'd probably assume that based on their name they'd [...]

By |June 26, 2009|Comments Off on Heavyweight Dub Champion and Sly & Robbie – June 18th

Show Preview: Heavyweight Dub Champion @ the Independent, Thurs Jun 18

Coming to the Bay Area by way of Colorado, Heavyweight Dub Champion is not a sound, is not a band, and is definitely not a mere collection of human [...]

By |June 17, 2009|Comments Off on Show Preview: Heavyweight Dub Champion @ the Independent, Thurs Jun 18

Part of my brain shot out my ear – and I LOVED it: etd.POP 12

If you're not familiar with it, etd.POP, short for Electronic Disco Popsicle, is THE electronic show for the Bay Area.  This year's lineup read like a who's who of [...]

By |June 11, 2009|Comments Off on Part of my brain shot out my ear – and I LOVED it: etd.POP 12

1 Violin, 1 Cello, 2 Huge Sets of Testicles – Judgement Day & Dredg @ Bimbos

Ever since the dawn of time, there has been a connection between metal and classical music. Typically you’ll find these two genres melded with the band being backed [...]

By |June 2, 2009|Comments Off on 1 Violin, 1 Cello, 2 Huge Sets of Testicles – Judgement Day & Dredg @ Bimbos

A Little Bit Acoustic, A Whole Lotta Rock – Telegraphics, Bhi Bhiman, Stone Foxes and Strangefeather @ Red Devil Lounge

It had been a while since my last visit to the Red Devil Lounge, the last time being a stop in to check out a friend of a friend [...]

By |March 13, 2009|Comments Off on A Little Bit Acoustic, A Whole Lotta Rock – Telegraphics, Bhi Bhiman, Stone Foxes and Strangefeather @ Red Devil Lounge

Family Matinee at Bottom of the Hill w/No Age and White Circle Crime Club

Words by: Jake Butler
Photos by: Nicole L. Browner

My first show in San Francisco was an all ages show at Bottom of the Hill. Coming back for this afternoon show [...]

By |March 6, 2009|Comments Off on Family Matinee at Bottom of the Hill w/No Age and White Circle Crime Club

Single Syllable First Names – Bob and Mark at the Swedish, Keep it Classy Folks

Words by Jake Butler

I had been to Cafe Du Nord numerous times, and had always heard rumor of this mysterious "Swedish American Hall" that lie above us in the [...]

By |March 6, 2009|Comments Off on Single Syllable First Names – Bob and Mark at the Swedish, Keep it Classy Folks

Ra Ra Rawkin’ Good Time at the Indie, and a Pretty Sweet Happy Hour

Words by: Jake Butler
Photos by: Reid Williams

So whoever read from us at the Bay Bridged that you should go to Happy Hour - I simultaneously love you and forsake [...]

By |March 4, 2009|Comments Off on Ra Ra Rawkin’ Good Time at the Indie, and a Pretty Sweet Happy Hour

Kool Keith, Mike Relm, Crown City Rockers at the Mezzanine

Noise Pop has a focus on the indie rock slant of things, but if whoever was smart enough to book Mike Relm and Kool Keith as co-headliners for Thursday [...]

By |February 28, 2009|Comments Off on Kool Keith, Mike Relm, Crown City Rockers at the Mezzanine

Happy Hour @ Bender’s and Stephen Malkmus at Great American Music Hall

If you're smart, you'll find yourself down at Bender's for the Noise Pop Happy Hours.  With $3 West Coast IPAs and specials on Fernet, this is the place to [...]

By |February 27, 2009|2 Comments

The Bay Bridged 3rd B-Day Bash – Geographer, Birds and Batteries, and the Heavenly States at Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Agata Kamler

Celebrating birthdays is second to but one thing, celebrating un-birthdays (which are super sweet because you can throw them so much more frequently).  That is unless [...]

By |February 13, 2009|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged 3rd B-Day Bash – Geographer, Birds and Batteries, and the Heavenly States at Rickshaw Stop

A Man, A Band, and a Van – this is the true story of Forrest Day

Forrest Day is a dude. Forrest Day is a band. Forrest Day is a an awesomely funky band with serious talent laying down groove laden, rhyme spiked, hook infused [...]

By |February 5, 2009|2 Comments
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