About Will Reisman

SF resident, East Coast native. Love Music.
  • Surfer Blood
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    Surfer Blood, playing first shows without Thomas Fekete, coming to The Chapel next week

Surfer Blood, playing first shows without Thomas Fekete, coming to The Chapel next week

Surfer Blood. Thomas Fekete at left.

Obviously, Donald Trump’s horrifying ascendancy to the presidency will be the singular, terrifying takeaway for 2016, but the year will also be remembered for [...]

By |February 1, 2017|0 Comments

Radiohead announce two dates at The Greek Theater in April

By most objective measures, Radiohead is the biggest band in the world and has been for quite some time. In so many ways, that’s baffling.

The band has essentially one [...]

By |January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Radiohead announce two dates at The Greek Theater in April
  • Hamilton Leithauser
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    Hamilton Leithauser brings something old, something new to The Indy next week

Hamilton Leithauser brings something old, something new to The Indy next week

(photo: Josh Goleman)

Throughout his perennially-underrated musical career — first as the lead singer of The Recoys, then as the frontman for beloved indie rockers The Walkmen, and now as [...]

By |January 13, 2017|Comments Off on Hamilton Leithauser brings something old, something new to The Indy next week

Bill Callahan plots mini-tour through Northern California

Maybe it’s the oblique, esoteric nature of his lyrics, his endless references to the natural world, or his enduring commitment to sparse, lo-fi recording equipment, but there is definitely [...]

By |January 12, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Callahan plots mini-tour through Northern California
  • Michael Ian Black
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    Michael Ian Black and cohorts return to SF Sketchfest for another rendition of Stella

Michael Ian Black and cohorts return to SF Sketchfest for another rendition of Stella

Michael Ian Black

Every year, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain — the pioneering comics behind the sketch ensemble Stella — make a promise that they’ll prepare diligently [...]

By |January 5, 2017|Comments Off on Michael Ian Black and cohorts return to SF Sketchfest for another rendition of Stella
  • UMO
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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra playing two nights at The Independent, including NYE show

Unknown Mortal Orchestra playing two nights at The Independent, including NYE show

The first time I saw Unknown Mortal Orchestra was in 2011, when the New Zealand-via-Portland group opened up for (then) buzz-band Yuck at The Independent. As soon as UMO [...]

By |December 27, 2016|Comments Off on Unknown Mortal Orchestra playing two nights at The Independent, including NYE show

Best of 2016: Will Reisman’s favorite musical moments

Growing up in Maine, without any hip older brother to speak of, my exposure to cool music was about as limited as one could imagine. I listened to the [...]

By |December 23, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Will Reisman’s favorite musical moments

Meatbodies Peforming at The Chapel on Tuesday

With skonky, psychedelic garage bands (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees) fleeing San Francisco in droves (wipes tear from eye), this city should always welcome visiting bands like Meatbodies with [...]

By |December 16, 2016|Comments Off on Meatbodies Peforming at The Chapel on Tuesday
  • Low Red Land
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    Former local band, Low Red Land, reuniting for Treefort Music Festival

Former local band, Low Red Land, reuniting for Treefort Music Festival

Earlier  this month, fans of San Francisco’s local music scene were treated to a surprising bit of welcome news: Low Red Land, a rock trio that made this city [...]

By |December 15, 2016|2 Comments
  • The Besnard Lakes
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    The Besnard Lakes to bring plenty of atmosphere to Bottom of the Hill

The Besnard Lakes to bring plenty of atmosphere to Bottom of the Hill

(photo: Brendan George Ko)

The Besnard Lakes have song titles like “Towers Sent Her to Sheets of Sound,” and unabashedly boast a theatrical, prog-rock sound, making them endearing throwbacks to [...]

By |November 30, 2016|Comments Off on The Besnard Lakes to bring plenty of atmosphere to Bottom of the Hill

Review + Photos: Sleigh Bells at Mezzanine

Sleigh Bells (photo: Ian Young)

When Sleigh Bells announced that they were cancelling their Tuesday night show at The Independent due to singer Alexis Krauss’ ongoing bout with laryngitis, the news [...]

By |November 18, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Sleigh Bells at Mezzanine

For the fourth time in 2016, Car Seat Headrest to play SF

(photo: Jon Ching)

Will Toledo and his musical vehicle (pun unintended) Car Seat Headrest will play in the city for the fourth time (!) this year when they take the [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on For the fourth time in 2016, Car Seat Headrest to play SF
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