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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    Commune Wednesdays does it again with White Fang, Big Tits, and more

Commune Wednesdays does it again with White Fang, Big Tits, and more

Commune is throwing its monthly party this Wednesday, February 11 with a Portland's White Fang, Big Tits from Oakland, and LA's Emotional. This West Coast lineup is next up in a series [...]

By |February 9, 2015|1 Comment

Bangus Tron is coming to Milk Bar

Anyone familiar with my work on the Bay Bridged knows I have a preference for moody rock music. Here's a little something to lighten the air.

Oakland-based duo Bangus Tron leaves the brooding to [...]

By |January 30, 2015|Comments Off on Bangus Tron is coming to Milk Bar

Weyes Blood brings winter to San Francisco

New York City-based artist Natalie Mering is rolling through San Francisco tonight with her solo project Weyes Blood. Though she's been honing her own brand of psychedelic piano music [...]

By |January 27, 2015|Comments Off on Weyes Blood brings winter to San Francisco
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    Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

We're off to a killer start here in 2015, from the Soft White Sixties’s ongoing Brick & Mortar residency to Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah’s celestial, family-studded epic of [...]

By |January 20, 2015|Comments Off on Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

Giveaway: Allah-Las close out 2014 at The Chapel

Allah-Las are sending 2014 off with their very own two-day residency at The Chapel. They're kick-starting the end of year festivities on Tuesday, December 30th, along with The Tyde and Light Fantastic, and [...]

By |December 29, 2014|1 Comment
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    Giveaway: Reignwolf with Down and Outlaws at The Independent

Giveaway: Reignwolf with Down and Outlaws at The Independent

Saskatoon native Jordan Cook introduced himself as Reignwolf in 2012 and knocked his adopted home town of Seattle on its ass with his blistering live shows. He's often called [...]

By |December 16, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: Reignwolf with Down and Outlaws at The Independent
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    Premiere: The Stone Foxes debut live video with Blind Blind Tiger

Premiere: The Stone Foxes debut live video with Blind Blind Tiger

Along with the dream punks of So Many Wizards and alt-rocker Sinclair, The Stone Foxes have taken up residency with Blind Blind Tiger for the month of December. In [...]

By |December 9, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: The Stone Foxes debut live video with Blind Blind Tiger
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    Interview: Cotillon makes his San Francisco debut at The Chapel

Interview: Cotillon makes his San Francisco debut at The Chapel

From his early forays as a songwriter to recording at the iconic EastWest Studio in LA and traveling to San Francisco to finish his first LP with former bassist [...]

By |December 5, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Cotillon makes his San Francisco debut at The Chapel

Get down with Nikki Lane this Friday

If the thought of modern country music summons imagery of rhinestoned cowboy hats and pageant-ready blowouts, there's a gal named Nikki Lane who's coming to change your mind. Along [...]

By |November 25, 2014|Comments Off on Get down with Nikki Lane this Friday

Giveaway: Avid Dancer wants to see you dance

Avid Dancer is bringing all his moves to the Fox Theater this Friday, November 21, along with Cold War Kids and Waters. After growing up in a fundamentalist Christian household, he [...]

By |November 18, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: Avid Dancer wants to see you dance
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    Premiere: Eline Cout (ex-Mallard Greer McGettrick) – “Eline7”

Premiere: Eline Cout (ex-Mallard Greer McGettrick) – “Eline7”

After shedding The Mallard's skin last year and stripping her songwriting process to the bone, Greer McGettrick has positioned herself at the helm of her own solo project. She's left the animals [...]

By |November 11, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Eline Cout (ex-Mallard Greer McGettrick) – “Eline7”

Giveaway: Courtney Barnett with San Fermin at Slim’s

Aussie Queen and rock and roll badass Courtney Barnett is coming to San Francisco on Monday, November 3, and we've got a pair a tickets to hand out to [...]

By |October 30, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: Courtney Barnett with San Fermin at Slim’s
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