About Will Reisman

SF resident, East Coast native. Love Music.
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    Soon to be FKA, Viet Cong playing Treasure Island Music Fest early Sunday

Soon to be FKA, Viet Cong playing Treasure Island Music Fest early Sunday

When Viet Cong issued a statement last month that they’d be changing their name, the decision didn’t exactly come as a surprise. From the onset, the Calgary-based quartet conceded [...]

By |October 12, 2015|1 Comment
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    Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival returns this weekend for its second edition

Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival returns this weekend for its second edition

Perhaps because it sits on the edge of city limits and has a reputation for being perennially fog-ridden, Ocean Beach seldom gets noticed by the San Francisco masses who [...]

By |October 6, 2015|Comments Off on Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival returns this weekend for its second edition
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    Ticket Giveaway: Beirut playing at the Greek Theater on October 10

Ticket Giveaway: Beirut playing at the Greek Theater on October 10

Zach Condon and his band, Beirut, will bring their unique form of Balkan-influenced music to the Greek Theater in Berkeley on October 10.

Beirut's first three albums were expansive affairs featuring songs crammed [...]

By |October 5, 2015|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Beirut playing at the Greek Theater on October 10
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    Now nationally-recognized, Future Islands ready to host Fox Theater

Now nationally-recognized, Future Islands ready to host Fox Theater

Longtime fans of Future Islands have always known what to expect from animalistic frontman Samuel Herring’s live performances. There will be the pained kisses to the crowd, simulated heart-ripping-out [...]

By |September 22, 2015|Comments Off on Now nationally-recognized, Future Islands ready to host Fox Theater
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    Blonde Redhead to play two shows at Independent next week, plus perform at Doc Martens store

Blonde Redhead to play two shows at Independent next week, plus perform at Doc Martens store

Run DMC had their Adidas. Nancy Sinatra famously explained what her boots were all about. And Elvis loved his blue suede shoes.

Footwear and popular music—the two ideas are almost [...]

By |September 18, 2015|Comments Off on Blonde Redhead to play two shows at Independent next week, plus perform at Doc Martens store
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    Wax Idols plot national tour in support of upcoming release, American Tragic

Wax Idols plot national tour in support of upcoming release, American Tragic

It’s been more than two years since fearsome post-punk group Wax Idols released their last album — the haunting and alluring Discipline and Desire — a hiatus that has [...]

By |September 18, 2015|Comments Off on Wax Idols plot national tour in support of upcoming release, American Tragic
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    Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

On Tuesday, Okkervil River announced that they would be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the group’s seminal release, Black Sheep Boy, by reissuing a deluxe three-LP set of the [...]

By |September 10, 2015|Comments Off on Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

Royal Headache co-headlines Rickshaw Stop Thursday Night

With little fanfare, Aussie lo-fi punk quartet Royal Headache released one of the most refreshing albums of the year in 2012 (it came out in 2011 in their native [...]

By |August 12, 2015|Comments Off on Royal Headache co-headlines Rickshaw Stop Thursday Night
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    Dominant Legs return with strong performance at the Knockout

Dominant Legs return with strong performance at the Knockout

For the last several years, residents of San Francisco have been force-fed a narrative that the city is changing for the worst and that downward spiral is irreversible, particularly [...]

By |August 6, 2015|Comments Off on Dominant Legs return with strong performance at the Knockout
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    Small Black announce new album, tour; playing in SF in October

Small Black announce new album, tour; playing in SF in October

All right, so chillwave never really caught on.

Five years after it reached peak-ascendancy, the brief blip on the public consciousness is mostly viewed as another micro-genre that fits snugly [...]

By |August 6, 2015|Comments Off on Small Black announce new album, tour; playing in SF in October
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    The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show

The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show

Music festivals are endurance tests. Standing, cheering, singing and drinking for hours on end can take a toll on one’s body. But, they only come around once a year [...]

By |August 4, 2015|Comments Off on The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show
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    Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance

Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance

Although Outside Lands has become one of the country’s biggest and most diverse music festivals, its setting in the middle of the city has always given it more of [...]

By |August 3, 2015|Comments Off on Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance