About Will Reisman

SF resident, East Coast native. Love Music.
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    Armed with new name and album, Preoccupations announce tour, two stops in Bay

Armed with new name and album, Preoccupations announce tour, two stops in Bay

New band name, new album, new tour, same reliably bleak outlook on life. It’s nice to have Preoccupations back.

The group, formerly known as Viet Cong, had a roller coaster [...]

By |June 15, 2016|Comments Off on Armed with new name and album, Preoccupations announce tour, two stops in Bay
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    Phono del Sol headliners Chairlift will definitely make you move

Phono del Sol headliners Chairlift will definitely make you move

Chairlift (photo: Tim Barber)

All the people who describe the music of Chairlift as operatic — which is not a bad descriptor for the two-piece Brooklyn synth-pop group — probably [...]

By |June 15, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol headliners Chairlift will definitely make you move
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    The Growlers continue their upward ascent, play Fox Theater on Saturday night

The Growlers continue their upward ascent, play Fox Theater on Saturday night

It wasn’t too long ago that the Growlers were playing the middle bill at Bottom of the Hill. Now, thanks to a dedicated touring schedule and an ongoing appreciation [...]

By |June 9, 2016|Comments Off on The Growlers continue their upward ascent, play Fox Theater on Saturday night
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    Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ to be performed by local artists this weekend

Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ to be performed by local artists this weekend

So you like Radiohead but don’t have $355 to shell out for Outside Lands tickets (and you don’t want to see them perform in a giant field)? The Independent [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Comments Off on Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ to be performed by local artists this weekend
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    Giveaway: Comic Tim Heidecker kinda gets serious for Indy show

Giveaway: Comic Tim Heidecker kinda gets serious for Indy show

Tim Heidecker, the comic surrealist responsible for such gems as " A Vodka Movie", "It's Spagett!" and "Decker", has formed a new band, which shouldn’t come as a big [...]

By |May 27, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: Comic Tim Heidecker kinda gets serious for Indy show
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    El Rio boasts shit-kickin’ lineup for Memorial Day music event

El Rio boasts shit-kickin’ lineup for Memorial Day music event

By all objective measures, El Rio is one of the top bars in San Francisco. That’s just not up for debate. It has a nice selection of cheap beers, [...]

By |May 26, 2016|Comments Off on El Rio boasts shit-kickin’ lineup for Memorial Day music event
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    Still wonderfully weird, Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre come home

Still wonderfully weird, Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre come home

Anton Newcombe is probably still most famous for his star-making turn in Dig!, a music documentary that captured the evolution and growth of his band, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, [...]

By |May 23, 2016|1 Comment
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    Cal Academy boasts impressive NightLife Live lineup for 2016

Cal Academy boasts impressive NightLife Live lineup for 2016

The California Academy of Science’s uber-popular NightLife series — where visitors can down cocktails and chat up albino alligators — announced an impressive slate of live music acts for [...]

By |May 12, 2016|Comments Off on Cal Academy boasts impressive NightLife Live lineup for 2016
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    Beach Slang set for show at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday night

Beach Slang set for show at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday night

I listened to Beach Slang’s The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us for the first time in a while recently and immediately remembered why I [...]

By |May 2, 2016|Comments Off on Beach Slang set for show at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday night

Black Mountain bringing spacerock act to the Independent

With their name and their penchant for bone-crunching riffs, Black Mountain would seem like a perfect fit for the Southern grindcore canon that includes outfits like Mastadon and Baroness.

Yet [...]

By |April 28, 2016|Comments Off on Black Mountain bringing spacerock act to the Independent
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    Backing more “mature” sounding album, Wild Nothing play The Independent

Backing more “mature” sounding album, Wild Nothing play The Independent

After crafting two immaculate albums of whimsical dreampop tunes, Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum has returned this year with what might be called his “mature” release, a term that is [...]

By |April 19, 2016|1 Comment
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    Serious and stern, Savages playing Fillmore Tuesday night between Coachella appearances

Serious and stern, Savages playing Fillmore Tuesday night between Coachella appearances

It’s kind of funny to think of Savages, the severe and principled British post-punk band, hanging out in the California desert sun, waiting to play their set at Coachella. [...]

By |April 18, 2016|Comments Off on Serious and stern, Savages playing Fillmore Tuesday night between Coachella appearances
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