About Sabrina Barekzai

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

Legendary shoegaze band Ride reunite to play The Warfield

Ride  will be in between playing the first and second weekends of Coachella when they headline The Warfield this Monday, April 13th. Earlier this year, shoegaze fans had their […]

By |April 8, 2015|Comments Off on Legendary shoegaze band Ride reunite to play The Warfield

Palma Violets headlining Rickshaw Stop tonight

After a raucous SXSW performance that ended with being dramatically dragged off stage, the UK’s Palma Violets are hopefully bringing that reckless attitude back to San Francisco. The South […]

By |March 24, 2015|Comments Off on Palma Violets headlining Rickshaw Stop tonight

2:54, Honeyblood play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow night

The sisters Thurlow of 2:54 are back with a follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut album. The London duo released The Other I last year and are currently on their […]

By |March 10, 2015|Comments Off on 2:54, Honeyblood play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow night

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 on Giveaway: Parquet Courts at The Independent

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 […]

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