About Michelle Kicherer

Michelle Kicherer is a fiction writer and music journalist living in Oakland. She writes for several local and national outlets, enjoys long walks and her second novel is in the works. Instagram @michellekicherer

Dan Deacon gets (almost) acoustic, plays Fillmore in March

Ever wonder what Dan Deacon’s real voice actually sounds like? Now is your chance to hear it. The Baltimore musician, typically known for complex and mind-boggling electronics and sound [...]

By |January 17, 2020|0 Comments

Your Fearless Leader release “Lime”

On January 10, San Francisco’s Your Fearless Leader (YFL) released new single “Lime.” The tune is infused with horns, strings and a kind of gypsy jazz and rock with [...]

By |January 10, 2020|0 Comments
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    Giveaway: You’re Going To Die’s 10-year anniversary with Rainbow Girls + Whiskerman

Giveaway: You’re Going To Die’s 10-year anniversary with Rainbow Girls + Whiskerman

A couple local favorites are playing the Independent on January 18 and we're pleased to offer you a set of freebies. Special shout-out to those harmonizing hunnies, Rainbow Girls, [...]

By |January 10, 2020|0 Comments
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    Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

At work in the Botcave studio.

In April 2019 Naytronix frontman Nate Brenner (Oakland's famed tUnE-yArDs bassist and Botcave Records co-founder), paired up with Denver-based avant-pop group déCollage to produce a [...]

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    Throwin’ Bo’s presents punk, rock, folk favorites at Eli’s

Throwin’ Bo’s presents punk, rock, folk favorites at Eli’s

Those Throwin’ Bo’s folks are at it again, plunking down some of our favorite musicians and getting them all in the same room. And what better place to see [...]

Jeanines’ minor-key pop at two Bay Area shows this week

A chilly winter night is the perfect time to go see Jeanines’ warm post-punk pop. The Brooklyn-based group is energetic and fun with a touch of sadness and that [...]

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    Kurt Vile’s first solo tour in 10 years touches down at Castro Theatre

Kurt Vile’s first solo tour in 10 years touches down at Castro Theatre

Following the one year anniversary of Kurt Vile’s eighth solo studio album, Bottle It In (Matador Records), the singer just announced his first solo tour in 10 years, with [...]

By |December 27, 2019|0 Comments
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    Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James

Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James

My dad grew up in Oakland and is always telling me about rock shows in the '60s and '70s in San Francisco. At a lot of these intimate concerts, [...]

By |December 17, 2019|Comments Off on Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James
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    Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

After releasing this year's album Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian), self-proclaimed shit-stirrer Stella Donnelly is arriving in San Francisco January 14 as part of her US tour and [...]

By |December 16, 2019|Comments Off on Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

Noise Pop announces more shows and more jazz

The 2020 Noise Pop festival just announced Phase 3 of the music lineup for the 28th annual event, happening from Monday, February 24 to Sunday, March 1 throughout San Francisco.

Next [...]

By |December 10, 2019|Comments Off on Noise Pop announces more shows and more jazz

Black Mountain plays ‘Destroyer’ at the Independent

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Black Mountain just released the music video for “Licensed to Drive” and it’s one of the most pleasing music videos I’ve seen in a [...]

By |December 4, 2019|Comments Off on Black Mountain plays ‘Destroyer’ at the Independent
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    The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

This month, Santa Cruz-based the Painted Horses released their second, self-titled album and it is a collection of folk rock songs we are delighted to have found. Following the [...]

By |November 21, 2019|Comments Off on The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness
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