About Sabrina Barekzai

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

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 on Porcelain Raft preps 'Permanent Signal,' upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill
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    Review: Father John Misty, White Fence @ The Fillmore, 6/21/13

Review: Father John Misty, White Fence @ The Fillmore, 6/21/13

If you've seen Father John Misty three or four times like I have, you may know he has a fiery stage presence and isn't too shy to make sardonic [...]

Teenage wonders The SHE's to play Milk Bar 6/13/13

It's hard to believe the ladies of The SHE's are still teenagers. Yes, teenagers. As in, they are playing a show this summer but also squeezing in graduating from [...]

By |June 7, 2013|Comments Off on Teenage wonders The SHE's to play Milk Bar 6/13/13

Blank Realm's psych pop to take over the Hemlock, 6/1/13

Indie darlings from down under, Blank Realm, will bring their laid-back psych-pop to the Hemlock Tavern this Saturday. The Brisbane natives released their latest album, Go Easy on Fire [...]

By |May 31, 2013|Comments Off on Blank Realm's psych pop to take over the Hemlock, 6/1/13
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    Tonight, 5/8/13: Kurt Vile playing sold-out show at The Independent

Tonight, 5/8/13: Kurt Vile playing sold-out show at The Independent

Indie darling of the moment Kurt Vile will be playing a sold-out show at The Independent this Wednesday, May 8. The Philadelphia native is currently promoting his latest album, [...]

By |May 8, 2013|Comments Off on Tonight, 5/8/13: Kurt Vile playing sold-out show at The Independent
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    Bleached – "Dead in Your Head" (coming to The Independent, 5/5/13)

Bleached – "Dead in Your Head" (coming to The Independent, 5/5/13)

Out of the Hollywood hills comes much-talked about Bleached. Toting a sunny beach-ed out sound that has all the jean-jackets-and-Converse cool of classic rock sewn in, L.A. sisters Jennifer [...]

By |May 3, 2013|Comments Off on Bleached – "Dead in Your Head" (coming to The Independent, 5/5/13)
  • Palma Violets @ The Independent 4/24/13 - photo by Katie Kopacz
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    Review & Photos: Palma Violets and Guards @ The Independent 4/23/13

Review & Photos: Palma Violets and Guards @ The Independent 4/23/13

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I had been in The Independent for about 7 minutes on Tuesday night, when an eager British guy came up to me and told me to come [...]

By |April 25, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Palma Violets and Guards @ The Independent 4/23/13
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    Interview: Lynne Angel of Tartufi discusses 'These Factory Days' and the band's evolution

Interview: Lynne Angel of Tartufi discusses 'These Factory Days' and the band's evolution

"Okay here’s the deal," lead singer of Tartufi, Lynne Angel tells me over the phone. The San Francisco band is currently on tour across the country in support of [...]

By |April 23, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Lynne Angel of Tartufi discusses 'These Factory Days' and the band's evolution

FWY! releases new cassette on Moon Glyph: 'Any Exit'

San Francisco's own Edmund Xavier (aka Glenn Donaldson of Art Museums and The Skygreen Leopards) is back in the game with a new FWY! offering. Any Exit is the [...]

By |April 10, 2013|Comments Off on FWY! releases new cassette on Moon Glyph: 'Any Exit'

Oakland's Legs release new video for "Two Colours"

Oakland's own Legs recently offered a fuzzed out, hazy, and colorfully psychedelic video for "Two Colours." The video showcases babe-ly Amelia Adams, who contributes vocals alongside Jeffrey Harland; Harland [...]

By |April 9, 2013|Comments Off on Oakland's Legs release new video for "Two Colours"
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    Mister Lies and XXYYXX to play for free in Berkeley on 4/12/13

Mister Lies and XXYYXX to play for free in Berkeley on 4/12/13

Fans of downbeat, synth-heavy artists and free shows, rejoice! Mister Lies and XXYYXX will be playing for free at UC Berkeley this Friday. Chicago's Mister Lies (aka Nick Zanca) [...]

By |April 8, 2013|Comments Off on Mister Lies and XXYYXX to play for free in Berkeley on 4/12/13
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