About Tyler Walicek

Tyler Walicek is a freelance writer and musician living in San Francisco.
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    Three unique local acts (Foxtails Brigade, Everyone Is Dirty, Spooky Mansion) hit the Chapel

Three unique local acts (Foxtails Brigade, Everyone Is Dirty, Spooky Mansion) hit the Chapel

Tonight, the Chapel will play host to an excellent trio of acts, each brilliant in their own way: Foxtails Brigade, Everyone Is Dirty, and Spooky Mansion. All three bands [...]

By |August 2, 2017|0 Comments
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    Video Premiere: Avi Vinocur, “I Should Have Been A Con Man”

Video Premiere: Avi Vinocur, “I Should Have Been A Con Man”

(photo: Scott Padden)

Singer-songwriter Avi Vinocur made a name for himself playing with Goodnight, Texas and the Stone Foxes — or joining James Hetfield on mandolin during the third Acoustic-4-A-Cure [...]

By |July 27, 2017|1 Comment

Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino on creativity and a new EP

Blonde Redhead is a band that possesses that rarest of distinctions: the combination of conviction and longevity that allows a group to push their creative horizons into uncharted territory [...]

By |July 21, 2017|Comments Off on Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino on creativity and a new EP
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    Dean Wareham to revisit the early days of Galaxie 500 at the Chapel

Dean Wareham to revisit the early days of Galaxie 500 at the Chapel

Dean Wareham is the mastermind behind the classic bands Galaxie 500 and Luna, original scores for Noah Baumbach films, and Dean & Britta, a duo with Luna bassist Britta [...]

By |July 11, 2017|Comments Off on Dean Wareham to revisit the early days of Galaxie 500 at the Chapel

Get your hands on Mare Island’s first EP

Oakland, birthplace of countless incredible bands, has spawned yet another group of stellar musicians wielding a formidable sound. Mare Island is made up of Josh Staples of the Velvet [...]

By |July 10, 2017|Comments Off on Get your hands on Mare Island’s first EP
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    Kevin Morby sings of a haunting LA on ‘City Music,’ hits GAMH in September

Kevin Morby sings of a haunting LA on ‘City Music,’ hits GAMH in September

Former Woods bassist Kevin Morby has in recent years enjoyed widespread praise for his flourishing, prolific solo career. He’d previously played in the Babies with Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls. [...]

By |July 5, 2017|Comments Off on Kevin Morby sings of a haunting LA on ‘City Music,’ hits GAMH in September

Finding Happyness in San Francisco

Some months ago, I had found my way into one of those hyperlinked rabbit holes that the Internet seems engineered to lead you down, clicking through a flickering procession of music [...]

By |June 27, 2017|Comments Off on Finding Happyness 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 [...]

By |June 23, 2017|Comments Off on ICYMI: New Fugazi cover compilation benefits San Francisco nonprofit
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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
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