About Pranav Trewn

Pranav splits his time between recording homemade Run the Jewels covers with his best friend and striving to become a regular at his local sandwich shop. He will defend his position that The Haunted Mansion is the peak of late-era Eddie Murphy (barring Shrek) until he passes out from getting too worked up.

Noise Pop: Rediscovering Dawes at The Fillmore

Dawes (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

A ubiquitous facet of music radio is "live sessions" — those intimate mini-performances that artists do for stations that get uploaded straight to YouTube to add to [...]

By |February 23, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Rediscovering Dawes at The Fillmore
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    Review + Photos: Angel Olsen’s immaculate performance at The Fillmore

Review + Photos: Angel Olsen’s immaculate performance at The Fillmore

Angel Olsen (photo: Patric Carver)

Like any contemporary magnum opus, Angel Olsen’s My Woman feels both inextricably defined by its immediate context and yet wholly timeless. The singer-songwriter’s third studio LP [...]

By |February 20, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Angel Olsen’s immaculate performance at The Fillmore
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    Review + Photos: Tove Lo at The Fox Theater made me want to make bad decisions

Review + Photos: Tove Lo at The Fox Theater made me want to make bad decisions

Tove Lo (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

“Some people say I came out of nowhere,” Tove Nilsson sighed, taking a moment to pause before the onset of the second half of her performance [...]

By |February 13, 2017|1 Comment

A conflict guide For Noise Pop’s massive 2017 lineup

OK Noise Pop, we see you. The Bay Area’s premier indie music festival went off this year, their 25th Anniversary, releasing a seemingly endless number of lineup announcements, all [...]

By |February 6, 2017|Comments Off on A conflict guide For Noise Pop’s massive 2017 lineup

Out of mind and losing sight at Lydia Loveless

"Let's have a horrible fucking time tonight!"

Lydia Loveless’ first words to the audience during her Saturday night show at The Independent captured well my feelings up to that moment, [...]

By |January 31, 2017|Comments Off on Out of mind and losing sight at Lydia Loveless
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    The captivating Lydia Loveless will play The Independent this month

The captivating Lydia Loveless will play The Independent this month

My first introduction to Columbus, OH singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless was "Clumps," the hypnotic, unadorned penultimate track off Real, her most recent and finest studio album to date. Struck by [...]

By |January 18, 2017|Comments Off on The captivating Lydia Loveless will play The Independent this month
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    Imerald Brown set to further Berkeley’s ascent as a hip-hop capital on new album

Imerald Brown set to further Berkeley’s ascent as a hip-hop capital on new album

The East Bay has proven itself in recent years as the modern mecca of Bay Area hip-hop, stealing the crown from Vallejo through the come-ups of Kamaiyah, Rexx Life [...]

By |January 17, 2017|Comments Off on Imerald Brown set to further Berkeley’s ascent as a hip-hop capital on new album

Best of 2016: Pranav Trewn’s Bay Area Rap Hall of Fame

You’ll probably hear that 2016 hip-hop belonged to Atlanta.

This is the year the region’s most prominent ambassadors cemented their status as national icons. Young Thug released three increasingly excellent [...]

By |December 20, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Pranav Trewn’s Bay Area Rap Hall of Fame

Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall

“Maybe I'm not the person that I never wanted to be,” Cameron Boucher affirms as the music quells momentarily beneath him, before roaring back scuzzy, peppy, and potent. The [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall
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    Blink-182 close out Night 1 of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

Blink-182 close out Night 1 of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

blink-182 (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The Blink-182 Greatest Hits CD was the first album I ever purchased on my own. I downloaded the LP from the iTunes Store after my sister took [...]

By |December 12, 2016|2 Comments

A safe space to get lit: Rae Sremmurd at The Warfield

That Rae Sremmurd put on a wildly animated performance this past Thursday at The Warfield should come as no surprise. For the past two years, the young sibling duo [...]

By |November 15, 2016|Comments Off on A safe space to get lit: Rae Sremmurd at The Warfield
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    Rae Sremmurd bringing their idiosyncratic party to The Warfield

Rae Sremmurd bringing their idiosyncratic party to The Warfield

The very first sound you hear on SremmLife 2, the second studio LP by Mississippi rap siblings Rae Sremmurd, is an abrasive industrial drone, one reminiscent of a bone-sawing [...]

By |October 31, 2016|Comments Off on Rae Sremmurd bringing their idiosyncratic party to The Warfield
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