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: serpentwithfeet at Swedish American Hall

serpentwithfeet (photo: Jon Bauer)

"I wanna get messy with y'all," serpentwithfeet said to the sold-out crowd at Swedish American Hall on Sunday. And though the show was messy, in the colloquial sense, [...]

By |July 18, 2018|1 Comment
  • Sasami at The Independent, by Kaiya Gordon
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    Photos: Let It Bleed featuring Sasami, KERA at the Independent

Photos: Let It Bleed featuring Sasami, KERA at the Independent

Sasami (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

"Let it Bleed," Sea Witch Productions' yearly "rock and roll tampon drive," is special — not just because it's designed to collect tampons for houseless people in [...]

By |July 10, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Let It Bleed featuring Sasami, KERA at the Independent

Review + Photos: Snail Mail at Swedish American Hall

Snail Mail (photo: William Wayland)

So, here we are: my first San Francisco show since moving away for graduate school one year ago. I'm back for the summer, or at least [...]

By |July 6, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Snail Mail at Swedish American Hall
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    Noise Pop: Father/Daughter is the hardest-working label in SF

Noise Pop: Father/Daughter is the hardest-working label in SF

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year.

This time we're profiling Father/Daughter, the now-legendary SF label [...]

By |February 19, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Father/Daughter is the hardest-working label in SF

Review + Photos: Vagabon at the Fillmore

Vagabon (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

Lætitia Tamko made one of the most empathetic, deft albums of 2017 with Infinite Worlds. Yet somehow, if possible, Tamko's talents shine even brighter in her live [...]

By |January 4, 2018|1 Comment

One year after Ghost Ship, Chasms return to SF

Photo by Jess Garten

Much has changed since the last time I spoke with Chasms. Last October, I met the duo of Jess Labrador and Shannon Sky Madden in a [...]

By |December 1, 2017|Comments Off on One year after Ghost Ship, Chasms return to SF

Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk

“You can’t like FUPU if you aren’t physically doing something to make the world a place of access and equality for Black humans; femme humans; LGTBTQ humans; poor humans,” [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Comments Off on Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk

Review + Photos: Green Day at the Oakland Coliseum

Green Day (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Two years ago, I injured my knee screaming “Basket Case” at a karaoke party. The lingering injury is just one of countless ways Green Day has [...]

By |August 7, 2017|1 Comment
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    NRVS LVRS talk ‘Electric Dread,’ play Bottom of the Hill tonight

NRVS LVRS talk ‘Electric Dread,’ play Bottom of the Hill tonight

(photo: Peter Prato)

San Francisco's NRVS LVRS have been a Bay Area fixture 2014. On their latest album, Electric Dread, the duo skillfully plays with intersections between hard rock, haunting vocals, [...]

By |June 30, 2017|Comments Off on NRVS LVRS talk ‘Electric Dread,’ play Bottom of the Hill tonight
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    On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world

On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world

(photo: Chris Sikich)

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After I ask Mars Dixon and Jade Payne of Aye Nako to confirm the pronouns used by each member of the band, they ask me about my [...]

By |May 5, 2017|Comments Off on On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world
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    Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend

Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend

"Have you ever felt that someone was mysterious and strange?" Emma Witmer of Gobbinjr sings on the title track of Vom Nite, the band's latest EP. "When you get too [...]

By |May 4, 2017|Comments Off on Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend
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    Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution

Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution

“I’m just trying to encourage other people to be their best selves,” Xiomara tells me, as we chat over the phone. She’s babysitting for a friend, and throughout our [...]

By |April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution
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