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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

Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent

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A band continuing without their original frontman is bold. It’s gutsy and noteworthy, but something was just off on Wednesday night. I walked into The Independent with […]

By |January 31, 2014|Comments Off
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    Interview: Yuck's Max Bloom on becoming a frontman, recording 'Glow & Behold'

Interview: Yuck's Max Bloom on becoming a frontman, recording 'Glow & Behold'

“Dress smart casual, but don’t wear too much aftershave.” Max Bloom, guitarist of Yuck is giving me wardrobe advice ahead of the band’s show at The Independent this Wednesday. […]

By |January 28, 2014|Comments Off
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    Interview: UK's Drenge playing Bottom of the Hill this Friday

Interview: UK's Drenge playing Bottom of the Hill this Friday

When a politician resigns, the last thing you expect is for them to give a recommendation for their favorite live band of the moment. That’s what happened to UK […]

By |January 24, 2014|Comments Off
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    Kevin Morby (Woods, The Babies) playing free solo show in SF

Kevin Morby (Woods, The Babies) playing free solo show in SF

Fans of Kevin Morby, rejoice! Morby will be playing a FREE show at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on February 4th as part of Wood Shoppe’s astoundingly FREE […]

By |January 22, 2014|Comments Off
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    Interview: The Hot Toddies talk lineup change, plans for 2014

Interview: The Hot Toddies talk lineup change, plans for 2014

It’s been a busy year for the members of Oakland’s The Hot Toddies. Keyboardist Jessica parted ways as she took a teaching job in Thailand, leaving Erin, Sylvia, and […]

By |December 9, 2013|Comments Off
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    British songtress Anna Calvi takes over The Independent this Sunday

British songtress Anna Calvi takes over The Independent this Sunday

British songstress Anna Calvi is bringing her haunting vocals to The Independent this Sunday, November 17. Calvi’s second album, One Breath, is quickly blossoming into one of the albums […]

By |November 15, 2013|Comments Off
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    Interview: UK's Palma Violets Get Ready to Raid Berkeley, Treasure Island

Interview: UK's Palma Violets Get Ready to Raid Berkeley, Treasure Island

“The one thing we really want to do is go to a toga party,” said Will Doyle. Palma Violets’ drummer is lamenting about the college partying experience the young […]

By |October 16, 2013|Comments Off
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    Review & Photos: Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions @ Fox Theater, 9/26/13

Review & Photos: Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions @ Fox Theater, 9/26/13

Arctic Monkeys roared through a raucous set during their first of two sold-out nights at the Fox on Thursday. Being a big fan, I got to the venue shortly […]

By |September 27, 2013|Comments Off

Highlights from the 2013 Woodsist Festival, 9/22-9/23/13

This past weekend, a couple hundred devoted fans of Woodsist Records snaked up and down Highway 1 and spent two days at the Woodsist Festival in Big Sur. The […]

By |September 27, 2013|1 Comment
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    Porcelain Raft preps 'Permanent Signal,' upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill

Porcelain Raft preps 'Permanent Signal,' upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill

Electronic pop artist Porcelain Raft is back and moving out of his comfort zone. The solo project of Brooklyn’s Mauro Remiddi, Porcelain Raft’s first album, 2011′s Strange Weekend, was […]

By |August 19, 2013|Comments Off
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