About Lauren Espina

Lauren is a rock and roll enthusiast and writer from the San Fernando Valley. She moved to San Francisco in 2008, and coincidently, a year later, Christopher Owens of Girls named a song after her.

Be Calm Honcho captures their California vibe

San Francisco indie outfit Be Calm Honcho is captivating the hearts of listeners with the chilled-out, hip-swaying pop tunes of their debut LP, Honcho Dreams, which officially dropped on Crossbill Records […]

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    Brick & Mortar throws a rager with Natural Child and Cool Ghouls

Brick & Mortar throws a rager with Natural Child and Cool Ghouls

Brick and Mortar is hosting an evening of rock and roll this Friday, July 18, and with Nashville’s Natural Child as the guest of honor, this party is guaranteed […]

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    Interview/Premiere: Travis Hayes breaks through his ‘Young Daze’

Interview/Premiere: Travis Hayes breaks through his ‘Young Daze’

Travis Hayes is not a new name in the San Francisco music community. Many know him from his run as the booker at Thee Parkside, or maybe for his […]

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    Five things to look forward to during the Down Dirty Shake residency

Five things to look forward to during the Down Dirty Shake residency

Down Dirty Shake’s second annual Milk Bar residency is primed and ready to go, so get psyched because this month-long party is going to be much more than just […]

Iska Dhaaf drops by Neck of the Woods

Seattle’s Iska Dhaaf is bringing its melodic psych-punk to Neck of the Woods this Friday, June 20, for the San Francisco cut of its national tour. Bound by a shared […]

By |June 18, 2014|Comments Off

Halcyonaire and Union Pacific head to Thee Parkside

Oakland’s Halcyonaire is headlining Thee Parkside tomorrow, June 14, marking their first Bay Area show since they kicked off their  Southwest tour in April. While on the road, the […]

By |June 13, 2014|Comments Off
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    Jesus Sons and The Electric Magpie roll through Brick & Mortar

Jesus Sons and The Electric Magpie roll through Brick & Mortar

Jesus Sons are rolling through Brick & Mortar tomorrow night to soundtrack your full moon Friday the 13th with grimy riffs and gravely vocals. Weaving the experimental underground of 1960s […]

By |June 12, 2014|Comments Off

Mahgeetah heads to Neck of the Woods

Mahgeetah has been keeping quiet over the last few weeks, and for good reason. The San Francisco-based outfit is in the heat of recording their first EP, a process they’re […]

By |June 2, 2014|Comments Off

Giveaway: Win tickets to the inaugural Not Dead Yet Fest

In just over a week, ten killer bands are taking over Thee Parkside for the inaugural Not Dead Yet Fest. Marking the first event in a series of mini festivals […]

By |May 30, 2014|Comments Off

Doe Eye returns home to celebrate debut LP

Riding high on the heels of her debut album, T E L E V I S I O N, Maryam Qudus–the woman behind the indie rock project Doe Eye–is celebrating her […]

By |May 28, 2014|Comments Off
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    Stephfest: Cool Ghouls, Black Cobra Vipers and more for free!

Stephfest: Cool Ghouls, Black Cobra Vipers and more for free!

Over the last two years, The Depot has stood out in the larger context of San Francisco music houses as a haven for rad shows and cheap beer down by […]

By |May 21, 2014|Comments Off

Celebrate the summer solstice at Hickey Fest

The second annual Hickey Fest is going down June 20-22, the weekend of the summer solstice, so come celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of […]

By |May 15, 2014|Comments Off
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