About Kaiya Gordon

Kaiya Gordon is a writer and poet from the SF peninsula. Kaiya believes that impact is more important than intent, and is not interested in listening to your normcore noise band. Follow them on twitter @ayobaio

Noise Pop: Weyes Blood commands and quiets

Weyes Blood (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

“I don’t want nothing but the truth!” shouts Hazel Motes in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. “And what you see is the truth, and I’ve seen it!”

Ascending the [...]

By |February 23, 2017|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Cherry Glazerr at The Catalyst

Cherry Glazerr (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

Cherry Glazerr is a rock band. They are skilled, and they rock hard. Independent of their youthful fan-base, their sometimes kitschy lyrics, and (well-placed) critiques of [...]

By |February 23, 2017|0 Comments

Ticket Giveaway: Noname at The Chapel

She may be called "Noname" onstage, but Fatimah Warner has been on the lips of music critics and lovers everywhere since the release of her debut mixtape, Telefone, in [...]

By |February 17, 2017|0 Comments
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    “Hand over hand”: Parallax ’48 brings improv to electronic music

“Hand over hand”: Parallax ’48 brings improv to electronic music

It was just before the golden hour when I sat down with Michael Bailey and Alex Boyd of Parallax ’48. Sunbeams spotted the ceilings and walls of my apartment, [...]

By |February 16, 2017|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Austra at the Mezzanine

Austra (photo: Joshua Hernandez)

Austra saved me before the prospect of Prozac did; and saved me again when the Prozac failed, and when the next medication failed, and the next. [...]

By |February 15, 2017|0 Comments

Giveaway: Austra at Mezzanine this weekend

Looking for an emotional release? Seek refuge in the warm, hazy sounds of Austra, playing this Saturday at The Mezzanine in San Francisco.

Supported by San Francisco's own Chasms, as [...]

By |February 9, 2017|0 Comments

Interview: 500 three ways crack us up

Though 500 three ways are a relatively new band, their presence in the Bay Area is striking. Without releasing any EPs, 500 three ways have become an indispensable part [...]

By |January 26, 2017|Comments Off on Interview: 500 three ways crack us up

Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall

Magik*Magik (photo: Ian Young)

“It’s a miracle when you get to play with the same people for a long time, especially in San Francisco,” said Magik*Magik’s Minna Choi, onstage at [...]

By |December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall

Haley Bonar’s emotional examination

(photo: Graham Tolbert)

“You can be whatever you like,” sings Haley Bonar at the end of her latest album, Impossible Dream, but it’s clear that, to Bonar, being ‘whatever’ they [...]

By |December 6, 2016|Comments Off on Haley Bonar’s emotional examination

Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall

Natasha Kmeto (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

When Natasha Kmeto burst into a soaring cover of “Gimme All Your Love” during her San Francisco show last Wednesday night, I felt like crying. The [...]

By |November 29, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall

Review + Photos: Jay Som at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Jay Som (photo: Robert Alleyne)

“It’s very weird and strange to be here,” said Jay Som’s Melina Duterte, at her band’s vinyl debut show in San Francisco on November 18. Turn Into, [...]

By |November 23, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Jay Som at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Photos + Review: PWR BTTM at the Rickshaw Stop

PWR BTTM (photos: Karissa Tom)

PWR BTTM is an underrated band. Even as they continue to gain publicity for their commitment to gender-neutral bathrooms at shows, safer-space crowds, and thoughtful commentary [...]

By |November 14, 2016|Comments Off on Photos + Review: PWR BTTM at the Rickshaw Stop
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