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.

The Fresh & Onlys, The Tambo Rays do Commune

Commune Wednesdays are back for their last summer session of the year, and they’ve brought in some of our favorite acts to grace Elbo Room on Wednesday night. Armed […]

By |August 18, 2014|0 Comments

Joshua Cook and Survival Guide play DNA Lounge

After spending their summer on the road, circling Salt Lake City, Boise, Denver, Park City, Lawrence and back through the Bay, Joshua Cook & the Key of Now are bringing […]

By |August 13, 2014|0 Comments

Black Cobra Vipers make history at The Chapel

Since opening in 2012, The Chapel has stood on Valencia Street as a beacon of live music, a bastion of night life and a symbol of hope in the […]

By |August 13, 2014|2 Comments

Party with Prom Body and Union Pacific

Days after hitting the road, Tuscon’s Prom Body is headed for the West Coast with its brand new LP, Naughty By Natural, in tow. A blend of gritty and sweet textures, the band’s music floats in […]

Spindrift heads to Milk Bar for a multimedia show

Los Angeles-based outfit Spindrift cinematized their Western-flavored psychedelic rock in a new film titled, Spindrift: Ghost of the West. Directed by Burke Roberts and completed with a soundtrack of both original material […]

Campout at Bandit Town, USA over Labor Day weekend

Bandit Town, USA sounds like a fictional wonderland, the wet dream of any biker, rock and roller, tattooed vagabond, or city dweller looking for a quick get away. Thanks […]

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 […]

By |July 16, 2014|Comments Off
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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 […]

By |July 7, 2014|Comments Off
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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 […]

By |July 1, 2014|Comments Off

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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