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    Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary

Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary

There's a world of guitar music pulsating brilliantly just beneath the surface of today's most popular rock and folk tunes. It's a place where original sounds and players from [...]

By |May 25, 2017|0 Comments

Before SF show this weekend, unearthing Planning for Burial

Words by Jordan Martich

After spending his 20s in New Jersey, Planning for Burial’s Thom Wasluck came home to Pennsylvania. There, he found himself drinking heavily and newly uncomfortable in [...]

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    Hoops and Parts: Beach rock and synth-pop at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Hoops and Parts: Beach rock and synth-pop at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Melodic pop outfit Hoops has made it from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to San Francisco’s Brick & Mortar Music Hall, where they’ll take the stage on Thursday.

Hoops first attracted [...]

Girlpool are a tweemo duo playing the Chapel this week

Girlpool (photo: Kacie Tomita)

Girlpool is the definition of tweemo. I mean like Sarah Records twee and Saddle Creek emo meeting somewhere along the way and becoming one. I [...]

Woods bring ambition, evolution to the Chapel this weekend

From humble lo-fi beginnings, Woods has become one of the most beloved names in modern folk rock. Increasingly ambitious albums have captured the maturation of a band that has grown dramatically in [...]

Dangermuffin brings Appalachian healing to the West Coast

If you dig on local variations on Americana music such as Front Country, Poor Man's Whiskey, and the Mother Hips, Dangermuffin ought to be right up your alley. Hailing [...]

By |May 12, 2017|1 Comment
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    Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend

Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend

"Have you ever felt that someone was mysterious and strange?" Emma Witmer of Gobbinjr sings on the title track of Vom Nite, the band's latest EP. "When you get too [...]

Stern Grove Festival announces 2017 lineup

You know summer is officially on its way when Stern Grove Festival releases its lineup. For its landmark 80th year, Stern Grove has unveiled its concert listings for the [...]

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    Giveaway: Diet Cig bring their pop punk party to Rickshaw Stop Tuesday

Giveaway: Diet Cig bring their pop punk party to Rickshaw Stop Tuesday

“Don’t tell me to calm down. I know what I want, so please fuck off,” singer Alex Luciano sings on “Link In Bio,” the third track from her and [...]

Thurston Moore’s solo tour comes to the Mission

After leaving the band that made him famous, Sonic Youth wunderkind Thurston Moore is forging ahead with his solo career.

He’s been releasing albums under his own name since 1995’s [...]

By |April 25, 2017|Comments Off on Thurston Moore’s solo tour comes to the Mission

Go north for Gregory Alan Isakov at the Mystic Theatre

Folk singer Gregory Alan Isakov has come a long way, geographically and creatively, from his native Johannesburg. A traveler by nature, his songs reflect the weariness of the road, [...]

By |April 24, 2017|Comments Off on Go north for Gregory Alan Isakov at the Mystic Theatre

Emily King returns to the Bay with acoustic set this week

On soul singer Emily King’s 2016 Bay Area tour stop, she brought along her superb five-piece band in tow; For her next visit, that number is stripped-down to one [...]

By |April 19, 2017|Comments Off on Emily King returns to the Bay with acoustic set this week
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