About Sabrina Barekzai

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

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

Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent

Photos by Evan Henkel

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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