About Nicole L. Browner

Photographer, writer, producer, web coordinator, dog parent, pizza chef.
  • Sharon Van Etten @ The Independent 6/30/14 - Photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Sharon Van Etten: powerful, charming, and funny at The Independent

Sharon Van Etten: powerful, charming, and funny at The Independent

Seeing an artist play the same venue three times over their career doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't grown a wider audience. Brooklyn singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten is too [...]

Owls return: win an LP and tickets to Sunday’s show

Brothers Tim and Mike Kinsella have made a habit out of revisiting their past projects. Their teenage band Cap'n Jazz did a string of shows in 2010, Mike's short-lived band [...]

By |June 28, 2014|Comments Off on Owls return: win an LP and tickets to Sunday’s show
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    Interview: Hard Girls release LP on Asian Man Records this week

Interview: Hard Girls release LP on Asian Man Records this week

San Jose three-piece Hard Girls are breathing life into a genre that in my mind, is timeless. Their latest LP A Thousand Surfaces comes out tomorrow on Asian Man [...]

By |June 23, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Hard Girls release LP on Asian Man Records this week

Giveaway: Jolie Holland returns to SF Wednesday!

Did you know that folk singer-songwriter Jolie Holland spent some time living in San Francisco? Well, Wednesday night she returns for a headlining show at The Independent, supported by [...]

By |June 10, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: Jolie Holland returns to SF Wednesday!
  • Damien Jurado @ The Independent 5/21/14 - photo by Nicole Browner
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    Damien Jurado’s acoustic set silences the sold-out Independent

Damien Jurado’s acoustic set silences the sold-out Independent

This may be a bold statement to make, but I have long believed Damien Jurado to be one of the best living songwriters. Okay, you're probably asking yourself, "Who [...]

By |May 21, 2014|Comments Off on Damien Jurado’s acoustic set silences the sold-out Independent
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    Premiere: Check out “Main Stacks” from Oakland art punks Never Young

Premiere: Check out “Main Stacks” from Oakland art punks Never Young

Today, Oakland art punk band Never Young celebrate the release of their debut Master Copy, out on (pink) cassette via Father/Daughter Records. Featuring Never Young on last month's punk, [...]

By |May 6, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Check out “Main Stacks” from Oakland art punks Never Young

New & Loud: Yearbooks revives screamo, plays Gilman Sunday

No one ever said that sad music had to be quiet, or that hardcore had to be tough and aggressive, and, actually, there's music that exists that challenges both [...]

By |April 25, 2014|Comments Off on New & Loud: Yearbooks revives screamo, plays Gilman Sunday

Mogwai at the Regency: a spectacular performance

Friday night marked the return of Mogwai to the Regency Ballroom, which was actually the venue I saw them in for the first time, on a tour with Fuck [...]

By |April 21, 2014|Comments Off on Mogwai at the Regency: a spectacular performance
  • La Dispute @ Slim's 3/29/14 - photo by Nicole Browner
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    La Dispute at Slim’s: heady post-hardcore for a devoted crowd

La Dispute at Slim’s: heady post-hardcore for a devoted crowd

Saturday night at Slim's was an all-ages show: La Dispute, Pianos Become the Teeth and Mansions, the kind of show which for someone like me (I grew up in [...]

The Shape of Punk to Come: an interview with Perfect Pussy

The Syracuse, New York punk band Perfect Pussy came out with their debut LP, Say Yes to Love, only yesterday, but it feels like it has been out much [...]

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    New & loud: Never Young to release ‘Master Copy’ on Father/Daughter

New & loud: Never Young to release ‘Master Copy’ on Father/Daughter

If DIY punk is a phrase that still puts a grin on your face, you'll be just as excited as I am about the newest recording project of duo [...]

By |February 28, 2014|Comments Off on New & loud: Never Young to release ‘Master Copy’ on Father/Daughter
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    Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Evan Henkel

Bottom of the Hill hosted a three-band tour on Thursday evening, with a mouthful of a bill: Into It. Over It, The World is a Beautiful [...]

By |February 3, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill
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