About Will Reisman

SF resident, East Coast native. Love Music.

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

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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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    Japandroids announce worldwide tour, stop at The Fillmore in March

Japandroids announce worldwide tour, stop at The Fillmore in March

In 2012, Japandroids — an uproarious, life-affirming guitar rock duo out of Vancouver — released the best album of that year, Celebration Rock, an endearing ode to late nights, [...]

By |November 9, 2016|Comments Off on Japandroids announce worldwide tour, stop at The Fillmore in March
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    The Antlers’ Peter Silberman to play solo show at Swedish American Hall

The Antlers’ Peter Silberman to play solo show at Swedish American Hall

Peter Silberman just has one of those voices. A distinct, harrowing falsetto that conjures both dark corners of the past and bright feelings for the future. He’ll leave you [...]

By |November 7, 2016|Comments Off on The Antlers’ Peter Silberman to play solo show at Swedish American Hall
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    Fresh off its fourth anniversary, the future is bright for The Chapel

Fresh off its fourth anniversary, the future is bright for The Chapel

Chapel manager Fred Barnes.

About a month ago, former Pavement guitarist Spiral Stairs (nee’ Scott Kannberg) came out of semi-seclusion from his home in Mexico to play to two sold-out [...]

By |November 3, 2016|Comments Off on Fresh off its fourth anniversary, the future is bright for The Chapel
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    The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle to visit SF as part of book tour

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle to visit SF as part of book tour

The terms 'brainy,' 'erudite,' and 'literary' get thrown around a lot when it comes to describing cerebral songwriters, but The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle is truly in a league [...]

By |October 26, 2016|Comments Off on The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle to visit SF as part of book tour
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    Blitzen Trapper looking back on impressive catalog with show at The Independent

Blitzen Trapper looking back on impressive catalog with show at The Independent

In 2008, Portland freak-folk group Blitzen Trapper released Furr, a pastiche of psych, Americana, roots, and lo-fi tunes that garnered the band widespread critical acclaim. The highlight of that [...]

By |October 24, 2016|Comments Off on Blitzen Trapper looking back on impressive catalog with show at The Independent
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    LVL UP to bring love of lo-fi indie tunes to Bottom of the Hill

LVL UP to bring love of lo-fi indie tunes to Bottom of the Hill

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For a group that so reverently appropriates early-'90s indie rock classics, one would think that LVL UP's unusual band name would be rooted in a similarly deep [...]

By |October 14, 2016|Comments Off on LVL UP to bring love of lo-fi indie tunes to Bottom of the Hill
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    Gregg Turkington alter ego Neil Hamburger plays The Independent on Sunday

Gregg Turkington alter ego Neil Hamburger plays The Independent on Sunday

Not every comedian can be Kevin Hart. While some comedians revel in the standard tropes of stand-up comedy (observational jokes, punchline deliveries, et cetera), others just can’t abide the [...]

By |October 13, 2016|Comments Off on Gregg Turkington alter ego Neil Hamburger plays The Independent on Sunday
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    Rebuilt and reborn, Okkervil River set for show at The Independent

Rebuilt and reborn, Okkervil River set for show at The Independent

Nostalgia is a warm, fuzzy place. It’s hanging out with your childhood friends on your stoop, swimming in the lake in the summer, falling in love for the first [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Rebuilt and reborn, Okkervil River set for show at The Independent

Frankie Cosmos playing Swedish American Hall on Sunday

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Everything about Frankie Cosmos — the vehicle for singer-songwriter Greta Kline — is endearingly low-key.

Kline has a quiet, sinuous voice that never rises to the point of heedless [...]

By |September 28, 2016|Comments Off on Frankie Cosmos playing Swedish American Hall on Sunday
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    Still inexplicably great, Dinosaur Jr. primed for three-night run at The Independent

Still inexplicably great, Dinosaur Jr. primed for three-night run at The Independent

(photo: Levi Walton)

While it’s a really nice thought for fans, there is ample evidence that once-legendary bands should ignore the reunion circuit and keep their legacy and pride mercifully [...]

By |September 22, 2016|Comments Off on Still inexplicably great, Dinosaur Jr. primed for three-night run at The Independent

Even in its infancy, Sound Summit Festival scorches

It was damn hot in the Bay Area this past weekend — so scorching that not even a semi-secluded spot high up in the mountains could escape the elevated [...]

By |September 20, 2016|1 Comment
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