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A San Francisco transplant from Virginia who enjoys bands, books, tacos, and words. Follow her on Twitter: @sabrinabarekzai

Review & Photos: The Horrors @ The Fillmore

The Horrors have been playing music together for nine years. The band formed in England in 2005, and over the course of their four albums have gone from the punk-infused […]

By |October 17, 2014|3 Comments

Coming to the Bay: The Horrors

There is a sort of judgmental satisfaction when a band’s name matches their looks. I’m guilty of practicing this. The Horrors are an indie rock band from the UK that weaves synth-laden […]

By |October 15, 2014|1 Comment

Interview: Perfume Genius likes being more in-your-face

Perfume Genius was just as charming during our phone interview as I had hoped. The solo project of Seattle-native Mike Hadreas, Perfume Genius is having a moment. The release […]

By |October 13, 2014|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Temples delivers psych to crowd of believers at The Fillmore

Review & Photos: Temples delivers psych to crowd of believers at The Fillmore

Photos by Jon Ching

Last night, Temples, Wampire, and Fever the Ghost played to a densely-packed but not-quite sold-out crowd at The Fillmore. Earlier this year, I saw Temples play […]

By |September 25, 2014|4 Comments

Alex G and Elvis Depressedly play Rickshaw Stop in August

Alex G and Elvis Depressedly will both be bringing their respective bevvies of lo-fi songs to the Rickshaw Stop on August 5.

Released this year on always-adored Brooklyn label, […]

Interview: Pure X talks heavenly third album

An album named Angel makes me think of a one of few things: An alt-rock band that has found the Lord, a Nordic pop group’s debut album, or Mariah […]

Giveaway: Parquet Courts at The Independent

Brooklyn-based post-punk band, Parquet Courts, are headlining The Independent on May 27th. While it’s commonly reported that their upcoming LP, Sunbathing Animal, will be the band’s third release, it’s […]

By |May 15, 2014|Comments Off

Deap Vally playing Regency Ballroom

The howling rock n’ roll babes of Deap Vally will be playing the Regency Ballroom on May 22. As part of 13-date tour, the duo will be playing three […]

DIIV playing Great American Music Hall on Thursday

DIIV are set to take the stage at Great American Music Hall this Thursday, May 1. Having remained quiet since releasing the lo-fi, reverb-soaked Oshin in 2011, the band […]

Second Mac DeMarco Show added at Great American Music Hall

Everyone’s favorite gap-toothed indie rock British-Canadian persona, Mac DeMarco, has added a second date at the Great American Music Hall on July 8. Unsurprisingly, DeMarco’s July 9 show date […]

By |April 22, 2014|Comments Off

Review: The War on Drugs at the Independent

Releasing arguably one of the best albums of 2014, Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs played the final of their two sold-out shows last night at The […]

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    Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett playing sold out show at Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett playing sold out show at Rickshaw Stop

As the maddening goodness of Noise Pop 2014 rolls in, and shows sell out left and right, it’s no surprise that tonight’s Courtney Barnett show at Rickshaw Stop is […]

By |February 24, 2014|Comments Off
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