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.

The Stone Foxes take up residency at The Chapel

Hometown heroes The Stone Foxes will be taking up residency at The Chapel for the first three weeks of November. Joining artists like the alt-rockers of Annie Girl & The [...]

By |October 29, 2014|Comments Off on The Stone Foxes take up residency at The Chapel

Get weird at Love City Horror Show on Thursday

2014 has been a great year for the mini festival. The fire in the underground -- the same one that fueled Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival, Not Dead [...]

By |October 21, 2014|Comments Off on Get weird at Love City Horror Show on Thursday

Al Lover, your new trip advisor

There's a reason Al Lover finds himself at home with the musicians of The Black Angels and at every psych fest worth tripping at. He's a DJ by trade, [...]

By |October 14, 2014|Comments Off on Al Lover, your new trip advisor

The first annual Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival

Held in the most underrated neighborhood in San Francisco, at the cross streets of Noriega and 46th, the first annual Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival is going down [...]

By |October 7, 2014|Comments Off on The first annual Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival
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    Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Those who know Christopher Owens’ story know it well. From his vagabond childhood in The Children of God to his street punk phase in Texas, his decisive move to San Francisco and his drug-fueled [...]

By |September 30, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Home town heroes The Soft White Sixties rule the Fillmore

The Soft White Sixties played a mid-lineup set at the Fillmore last night, September 25, between Sir Madam and Rival Sons, and they proved themselves to be proper home [...]

By |September 26, 2014|1 Comment

Premiere: Halcyonaire – “Star Eyes”

On their Southwest tour earlier this year, between stops in Phoenix and Three Points, Arizona, Halcyonaire ventured into the Anza-Borrego Desert to collect field recordings for the first ever [...]

By |September 24, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Halcyonaire – “Star Eyes”

Neck of the Woods breathes new life into the Avenues

The Inner Richmond is a modest cut of San Francisco. To an outsider, it's known for its Chinese Food, proximity to Golden Gate Park, flat streets and that familiar [...]

By |September 16, 2014|1 Comment

Video / Interview: Mark Nelsen, “Homeward”

Earlier this summer, San Francisco's own Mark Nelsen dropped his first solo effort, a woozy, five-track EP called Homeward. Apart from being Nelsen's strongest offering as a songwriter (his previous work can [...]

By |September 3, 2014|Comments Off on Video / Interview: Mark Nelsen, “Homeward”

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|Comments Off on The Fresh & Onlys, The Tambo Rays do Commune

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|Comments Off on Joshua Cook and Survival Guide play DNA Lounge

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
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