About Tyler Walicek

Tyler Walicek is a freelance writer and musician living in San Francisco.
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    ICYMI: New Fugazi cover compilation benefits San Francisco nonprofit

ICYMI: New Fugazi cover compilation benefits San Francisco nonprofit

Fugazi is the preeminent hardcore band of the late ‘80s. Originating in the raw, prolific creativity of the Washington D.C. punk scene, the band is the brainchild of Minor [...]

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    Hoops and Parts: Beach rock and synth-pop at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Hoops and Parts: Beach rock and synth-pop at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Melodic pop outfit Hoops has made it from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar Music Hall, where they’ll take the stage on Thursday.

Hoops first attracted [...]

By |May 24, 2017|Comments Off on Hoops and Parts: Beach rock and synth-pop at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Doom folk duo Callow release new single, “Go Down”

Since 2009, Red Moses and Sami Knowles have paired their talents in Callow, their Oakland-based doom folk project. Callow is set to release a new single on May 26. Entitled [...]

By |May 18, 2017|Comments Off on Doom folk duo Callow release new single, “Go Down”

Woods bring ambition, evolution to the Chapel this weekend

From humble lo-fi beginnings, Woods has become one of the most beloved names in modern folk rock. Increasingly ambitious albums have captured the maturation of a band that has grown dramatically in [...]

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    Timber Timbre bring folk and funk to Great American Music Hall

Timber Timbre bring folk and funk to Great American Music Hall

Since their eponymous 2009 debut, Timber Timbre has consistently put out music that weaves a dark tableau of ominous forest gatherings, somber and meditative with an edge of menace. Taylor [...]

By |May 9, 2017|Comments Off on Timber Timbre bring folk and funk to Great American Music Hall

Distant Mountains release debut EP, ‘A Small Few’

On May 5, Distant Mountains will drop their first EP, A Small Few. It’s a promising start for the San Francisco-based band, inhabiting a space between atmospheric ambience and [...]

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Thurston Moore’s solo tour comes to the Mission

After leaving the band that made him famous, Sonic Youth wunderkind Thurston Moore is forging ahead with his solo career.

He’s been releasing albums under his own name since 1995’s [...]

By |April 25, 2017|Comments Off on Thurston Moore’s solo tour comes to the Mission

Go north for Gregory Alan Isakov at the Mystic Theatre

Folk singer Gregory Alan Isakov has come a long way, geographically and creatively, from his native Johannesburg. A traveler by nature, his songs reflect the weariness of the road, [...]

By |April 24, 2017|Comments Off on Go north for Gregory Alan Isakov at the Mystic Theatre
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    The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee play Fox Theater Thursday

The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee play Fox Theater Thursday

This Thursday, the latest New Pornographers tour, with Waxahatchee as the opener, will be stopping by the Fox. The Pornographers are touring in support of their newest album, Whiteout [...]

By |April 11, 2017|Comments Off on The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee play Fox Theater Thursday

Travis Hayes featured on ACLU benefit compilation

In these trying times, many politically-minded artists have been harnessing their talents to further causes that are under threat from the highest levels of power. John Nolan, guitarist and [...]

By |April 10, 2017|Comments Off on Travis Hayes featured on ACLU benefit compilation
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    Courtney Marie Andrews, Field Medic, M. Lockwood Porter play Rickshaw Stop tonight

Courtney Marie Andrews, Field Medic, M. Lockwood Porter play Rickshaw Stop tonight

Yearning and heartfelt, Courtney Marie Andrews’s new record Honest Songs is the sixth of her career and her most critically acclaimed to date. The album is folk and country [...]

By |April 4, 2017|Comments Off on Courtney Marie Andrews, Field Medic, M. Lockwood Porter play Rickshaw Stop tonight