About Tim Draut

Pizza connoisseur and blogger extraordinaire.
  • Mutual Benefit @ The Rickshaw Stop 1/25/14 - photo by Tanner Pikop
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    Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

It was a relatively mellow Saturday night at Rickshaw Stop this past weekend, with members of Mutual Benefit, Dim Peaks, and Dan Casey mingling around the merch table before [...]

By |January 28, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Q&A: Niilo Smeds of Dim Peaks talks debut album

California's Dim Peaks released its debut album, Time of Joy, on Gold Robot Records in September. Led by guitarist/vocalist Niilo Smeds, the band's current roster includes Tomas Galvan, Russell [...]

By |January 23, 2014|Comments Off on Q&A: Niilo Smeds of Dim Peaks talks debut album

Mutual Benefit explores the boundaries of modern folk music

I first met Jordan Lee at Mutual Benefit's San Francisco debut at The Milk Bar in 2011, when he performed alongside Holy Spirits, Phantom Kicks, and Steffaloo. The show [...]

By |January 22, 2014|Comments Off on Mutual Benefit explores the boundaries of modern folk music
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    Interview: LA synth pop band Body Parts talks 'Fire Dream' LP before SF performance

Interview: LA synth pop band Body Parts talks 'Fire Dream' LP before SF performance

Dust off your dancing shoes, kids, Body Parts are coming to town. Body Parts was formed by singer, actor, guitarist, and synth player Ryder Bach in Los Angeles, California [...]

By |January 20, 2014|1 Comment
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    REPLICANT returns to Oakland with Bad News, plots February shows

REPLICANT returns to Oakland with Bad News, plots February shows

If the new year has given you the itch to seek out new artistic territory, you should direct your attention towards the local REPLICANT series. REPLICANT has been hosting [...]

By |January 17, 2014|Comments Off on REPLICANT returns to Oakland with Bad News, plots February shows
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    Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works

Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works

Photo: J Astra Brinkmann

When San Francisco-based producer Avalon Emerson isn't busy developing code, she can often be caught DJing at late-night dance parties around the Bay Area. One of [...]

By |January 16, 2014|Comments Off on Play It Cool: Avalon Emerson releasing debut 12" at Public Works
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    Best of 2013: Draut on the Most Overlooked Bay Area Releases

Best of 2013: Draut on the Most Overlooked Bay Area Releases

While you've undoubtedly heard (or at the very least, heard of) this year's long list of lauded LP releases from local headliners such as Deafheaven, Mikal Cronin, Thee Oh [...]

By |December 23, 2013|1 Comment
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    ICEWATER album release show with Eleanor Friedberger at Cafe Du Nord

ICEWATER album release show with Eleanor Friedberger at Cafe Du Nord

This Friday may be one of your last chances to catch a great show at San Francisco's historic Cafe Du Nord, as the century-old building faces new ownership and [...]

By |December 19, 2013|Comments Off on ICEWATER album release show with Eleanor Friedberger at Cafe Du Nord
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    Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

This past June, when Mount Kimbie performed at The Independent, I'm pretty sure everyone was thinking the same thing I was: "How awesome would it be if King Krule [...]

By |December 18, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

Avalon Emerson readies 12" debut for Icee Hot

San Francisco-based producer Avalon Emerson is readying her debut 12-inch vinyl release. Coming soon on Icee Hot, "Pressure"/"Quoi!" includes the two title tracks on the A side. Side B [...]

By |December 5, 2013|Comments Off on Avalon Emerson readies 12" debut for Icee Hot

C.L.A.W.S. and Roche play last Push The Feeling of 2013

Push The Feeling is throwing its last dance party of the year this Saturday night. If you're still standing after The Bay Brewed, head over to the Lower Haight's [...]

By |December 5, 2013|Comments Off on C.L.A.W.S. and Roche play last Push The Feeling of 2013

Friday: Haçeteria returns with Cherushii and Glenn Jackson

This Friday's Haçeteria club night will take place in the Public Works Loft, featuring live appearances by two local house favorites, Cherushii and Glenn Jackson. Ben Deploy (Storehouse) will [...]

By |December 4, 2013|Comments Off on Friday: Haçeteria returns with Cherushii and Glenn Jackson
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