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 coincidentally, a year later, Christopher Owens of Girls named a song after her.
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    Lemme Adams celebrate record release show with Cool Ghouls and Black Cobra Vipers, 8/22/13

Lemme Adams celebrate record release show with Cool Ghouls and Black Cobra Vipers, 8/22/13

Lemme Adams is a San Francisco-based outfit that weaves together sunny surf rock, grungy garage rock and unexpected elements of funk. Led by Jesse Lemme Adams, musician, humanitarian and [...]

By |August 21, 2013|Comments Off on Lemme Adams celebrate record release show with Cool Ghouls and Black Cobra Vipers, 8/22/13

Wymond Miles announces new LP + North American tour

Wymond Miles of The Fresh & Onlys proved himself a proficient and poignant songwriter on his 2012 debut solo album Under the Pale Moon. Written and recorded over the span [...]

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Evil Eyes headline Elbo Room tonight, 8/14/2013

San Francisco's Evil Eyes are fresh off of the July 24th release of their debut album, Borderlines, and while they haven't released any tour dates in support of the record, [...]

By |August 14, 2013|Comments Off on Evil Eyes headline Elbo Room tonight, 8/14/2013
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    Review & Photos: The Blank Tapes, Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates get intimate at Awaken Cafe

Review & Photos: The Blank Tapes, Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates get intimate at Awaken Cafe

Photos by Harland Spinks

In a small, asymmetrical coffee house, tucked inside a large building on Broadway and 14th, it was one of those night when you make eye contact [...]

By |August 13, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Blank Tapes, Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates get intimate at Awaken Cafe
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    Terry Malts announce new LP, release first single "I Was Not There"

Terry Malts announce new LP, release first single "I Was Not There"

San Francisco punk outfit Terry Malts has forced themselves into the hearts of lo-fi garage fan ever since the release of their first recording, a six-track cassette, in 2010. [...]

By |August 9, 2013|Comments Off on Terry Malts announce new LP, release first single "I Was Not There"
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    Video: The Spyrals – "Out of Sight," announce Northwest tour dates

Video: The Spyrals – "Out of Sight," announce Northwest tour dates

The Spyrals just released a music video for "Out of Sight," the title track off of their latest LP, and like the two minute and fifty-second song, its a [...]

By |August 7, 2013|Comments Off on Video: The Spyrals – "Out of Sight," announce Northwest tour dates

Part Time kicks off mini tour in SF

San Francisco's synthpop outfit Part Time recently dropped their sophomore LP, PDA, on Mexican Summer, and the record is a push forward for the band, not out of  1980s synth-driven territory [...]

By |August 5, 2013|Comments Off on Part Time kicks off mini tour in SF
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    Outside Lands 2013 Night Shows include Smith Westerns, The Tallest Man on Earth

Outside Lands 2013 Night Shows include Smith Westerns, The Tallest Man on Earth

It's good to be an Outside Lands ticket holder, and not only because you'll be witnessing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sir Paul McCartney take over Lands End stage in a [...]

By |August 1, 2013|Comments Off on Outside Lands 2013 Night Shows include Smith Westerns, The Tallest Man on Earth

The Mallard Streams final LP on SPIN

Well, ladies and gentlemen and everyone between, here it is. For your listening pleasure, The Mallard is streaming its second and final album, Finding Meaning in Deference, on SPIN, [...]

By |July 24, 2013|Comments Off on The Mallard Streams final LP on SPIN
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    Interview: Bonnie & the BANG BANG, record release show 7/19/2013

Interview: Bonnie & the BANG BANG, record release show 7/19/2013

Since emerging out of Oakland in 2011, Bonnie & the BANG BANG has been crafting its own distinctive brand of music that burns with western vibes, though not necessarily [...]

By |July 19, 2013|1 Comment
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    Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

The realms of fashion and rock and roll often crossover for obvious reasons, the most apparent being that both worlds value beauty - not beauty in the classic sense [...]

By |July 18, 2013|Comments Off on Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion
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    Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Arizona's noise punk outfit Destruction Unit just wrapped up a national tour but isn't planning on staying put for long. The band just released the first single off of its [...]

By |July 15, 2013|Comments Off on Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP
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