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

Review + Photos: Chicano Batman at the Fillmore

Chicano Batman (photo: Robert Alleyne)

To my eye, at least one-in-three audience members in Chicano Batman’s San Francisco crowd was wearing Chicano Batman merch. Excited fans––families, couples, groups of friends, and [...]

By |March 8, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Chicano Batman at the Fillmore

Noise Pop: Adia Victoria and the ‘White Gaze’

Adia Victoria (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

“So the question that naturally emerges is simple,” Jenn M. Jackson writes in her 2015 essay, “We Done Told Y’all What’s Up”. “What are the rules?” [...]

By |March 7, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Adia Victoria and the ‘White Gaze’

Wax Idols poised for a new ‘Happy Ending’

“I just do my damndest,” Hether Fortune tells me over the phone. For Fortune, her “damndest” includes projects in all corners of the music industry; along with her contributions [...]

By |March 6, 2017|Comments Off on Wax Idols poised for a new ‘Happy Ending’

Sponsored: Pussy Riot at The Lodge at The Regency

Pussy Riot’s debut theater production, “Revolution,” is as anti-fascist as their previous performance work. Like their controversial public demonstrations and their rollicking punk rock music, “Revolution” is concerned with [...]

By |March 2, 2017|Comments Off on Sponsored: Pussy Riot at The Lodge at The Regency

Noise Pop: Mothers at Brick + Mortar

Mothers (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

As the Friday night crept towards Saturday morning, Kristine Leschper of Mothers took the stage at Brick and Mortar. The room was hushed and expectant; fans huddled together [...]

By |February 28, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Mothers at Brick + Mortar

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|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Weyes Blood commands and quiets

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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Cherry Glazerr at The Catalyst

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|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Noname at The Chapel
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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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Austra at the Mezzanine

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|Comments Off on Giveaway: Austra at Mezzanine this weekend

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
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