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Yard show runaround: Brilliant Colors, NODZZZ, Grass Widow

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

My friend calls me up just before noon on Saturday and says there's some show down the street in someone or other's yard in a few [...]

By |July 28, 2009|4 Comments

Review: San Francisco Embraces its New BFF Band…Sleepy Sun @ GAMH, 6/19

Photos by: Nicole Browner

Earlier this year, I attended one of those Brightblack Morning Light showcases at Cafe Du Nord. It was so resolutely weird (both good and bad weird), [...]

By |June 23, 2009|6 Comments

Giveaway: AA Bondy / Lesser Lights @ Cafe Du Nord

These days it has become increasingly hard to come across more of the purist folk variety, as higher profile "indie" folk artists tend towards the orchestral, going psych, doing [...]

By |June 22, 2009|Comments Off on Giveaway: AA Bondy / Lesser Lights @ Cafe Du Nord

Noise Pop 17 Concludes in Collective Dementia

Words by: Joseph Hayes
Photos by: Reid Williams

March 1, Sunday night, 10:15 p.m. in San Francisco, sheets of rain, the city's inhabitants mope around between laundromats and cafes, peaking out [...]

By |March 3, 2009|2 Comments

Southwest Songslingers Flourish at Bottom on Friday Night

Review and Photo by: Joseph Hayes

It's no secret that a countrified resurgence in Indie music has been in vogue for some time now. Don a vintage western, invest in [...]

By |March 1, 2009|2 Comments

Deerhunter Reigns in Noise Pop Opener

Words By: Joseph Hayes
Photos by: Nicole L. Browner

To the uninitiated tourist or otherwise, SF's Sixth Street off Market is the ultimate subterfuge for a city heralded as a European-esque [...]

By |February 26, 2009|2 Comments

Review & Photos: Strung Out on Sunday – August 17, 2008

Let's talk about strings...baby.

Ball of Fire:

Like ninety-eight percent of you, I entered one of those grotesquely violet stadium theaters to view the Dark Knight last month. After hearing bits [...]

By |August 29, 2008|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Strung Out on Sunday – August 17, 2008

Penny Arcade Celebrates 3rd Anniversary (aka Raul is One Sweet Dude)

Last Wednesday night I headed over to the Make-Out Room, admittedly a place I frequent much less since they scaled back their music calendar to mostly early evening shows [...]

By |June 13, 2008|Comments Off on Penny Arcade Celebrates 3rd Anniversary (aka Raul is One Sweet Dude)

Noise Pop 2008: Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Here Here, Sholi

Sholi

Festival bills, for good or worse, often feature classic mismatches of genres owing to the sheer task of scheduling between the various committees, bands and venues on any given [...]

By |March 13, 2008|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2008: Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Here Here, Sholi

Noise Pop 2008: Port O’Brien, The Delta Spirit, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The May Fire

The May Fire

On the eve of the last night of Noise Pop, local music fans filtered into one of the city's most classic and classy venues, Cafe Du Nord, [...]

By |March 2, 2008|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2008: Port O’Brien, The Delta Spirit, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The May Fire

Maus Haus Debuts at the Hemlock – February 8

Maus Haus - Courtesy of Nacera Mekki

It's time we come to grips with something -- "indie rock" undeniably carries a connotation these days, perhaps undeserved, but simply inevitable. [...]

By |February 14, 2008|8 Comments

Rademacher, The Lovely Public, Here Here – Nov. 28 @ The Knockout

The Lovely Public

Those who attended the fourth and final night of Rademacher's (Fresno) residency at The Knockout on November 28th also had the good fortune to catch two San [...]

By |December 3, 2007|Comments Off on Rademacher, The Lovely Public, Here Here – Nov. 28 @ The Knockout
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