About Tyler Walicek

Tyler Walicek is a freelance writer and musician living in San Francisco.
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    Oakland’s Callow to release ‘Mothdust,’ haunt Bottom of the Hill

Oakland’s Callow to release ‘Mothdust,’ haunt Bottom of the Hill

For almost a decade, Callow has been perfecting their palette of foreboding, spectral tunes that seem to emanate from somewhere in the darkest heart of the woods. Like Castanets, [...]

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    Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”

Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”

Culture Abuse is known around the Bay for 2016’s iconic Peach and its brand of effusive and melodic garage punk. In anticipation of their sophomore full-length, Bay Dream, the [...]

By |June 13, 2018|Comments Off on Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”
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    The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline

The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline

With a new self-titled EP out on June 22 and some upcoming shows spread across the length of California, the four members of The Silhouette Era are poised for [...]

By |June 8, 2018|Comments Off on The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline
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    Huichica Festival pairs folk, psych rock, and wine in Sonoma

Huichica Festival pairs folk, psych rock, and wine in Sonoma

The Huichica Music Festival has been descending on Sonoma since 2010, pairing folk, psychedelic, and surf rock acts with food and wine from the Gundlach Bundschu winery, which doubles [...]

By |June 7, 2018|Comments Off on Huichica Festival pairs folk, psych rock, and wine in Sonoma

Sponsored: The Front Bottoms at the Regency Ballroom

Given the difficulty of getting a group of people together and developing a shared musical vision — through all the outside commitments and creative spats and empty shows — [...]

By |August 31, 2017|Comments Off on Sponsored: The Front Bottoms at the Regency Ballroom
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    Sheer Mag, Tenement, Marbled Eye bring a unique take on punk to the Chapel

Sheer Mag, Tenement, Marbled Eye bring a unique take on punk to the Chapel

Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag has been grinding out classic rock and punk-tinged tracks since the 2014 unleashing of their debut 7-inch. An EP a followed a year later, earning them [...]

By |August 31, 2017|Comments Off on Sheer Mag, Tenement, Marbled Eye bring a unique take on punk to the Chapel
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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|Comments Off on Three unique local acts (Foxtails Brigade, Everyone Is Dirty, Spooky Mansion) hit the Chapel
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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”

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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
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