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    The Independent’s Allen Scott on his favorite SF haunt, Nopalito

The Independent’s Allen Scott on his favorite SF haunt, Nopalito

The Independent's Allen Scott (Illustration: Rob Goodman)

Over the past few years, Divisadero Street in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood has been a hotbed of amazing new restaurants, bars, cafes, [...]

By |January 18, 2017|0 Comments

67 albums the TBB staff loved in high school

If you've been on Facebook any time in the last week or so, you might have seen that "10 Albums I Loved In High School" thing going around. The [...]

By |January 17, 2017|0 Comments
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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments
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    Jody’s Best Of 2016: Everything* non-local I loved this year

Jody’s Best Of 2016: Everything* non-local I loved this year

That's right. I've been keeping a list.

Julia Jacklin
Sydney, Australia
If you asked me at any point after March of this year what I was listening to, know that I was [...]

By |December 22, 2016|0 Comments

Best of 2016: Pranav Trewn’s Bay Area Rap Hall of Fame

You’ll probably hear that 2016 hip-hop belonged to Atlanta.

This is the year the region’s most prominent ambassadors cemented their status as national icons. Young Thug released three increasingly excellent [...]

By |December 20, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Pranav Trewn’s Bay Area Rap Hall of Fame

Front Country bids the Bay farewell to settle in Nashville

Melody Walker, the lead vocalist of the San Francisco Bay Area's rising star in bluegrass known as Front Country, has been totally shaped by the San Francisco Bay Area [...]

By |December 15, 2016|4 Comments

Barrett Clark: Too Rare To Die

The following has been contributed by Tyler Green, Lynn Schwarz, Greg Tietz, Cassidy Garcia, and Gabriel Armstrong in memory of Barrett Clark, a victim of the recent Oakland fire. [...]

By |December 12, 2016|6 Comments

Walking down memory lane with The Matches

The Matches (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Live, loud and local: those words describe each time The Matches performed in the Bay Area. Those words were later shortened to, and stood for L3 — [...]

By |November 18, 2016|Comments Off on Walking down memory lane with The Matches
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    Springtime Carnivore plays with poetry and privacy on spectral new album

Springtime Carnivore plays with poetry and privacy on spectral new album

Born out of a dream, Springtime Carnivore’s second album, Midnight Room, offers a surrealistic view of pop musi — a world where people collect comets in their hair, and [...]

By |November 3, 2016|Comments Off on Springtime Carnivore plays with poetry and privacy on spectral new album
  • William Ryan Fritch, by Estefany Gonzalez
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    Music For The End Of The World: At home with William Ryan Fritch

Music For The End Of The World: At home with William Ryan Fritch

(photos: Estefany Gonzalez)

William Ryan Fritch wants to talk about his daughter.

“I promise this is the only Dad video I’m going to show you,” he says one long afternoon at [...]

By |October 20, 2016|2 Comments
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    Exclusive Premiere: Before the Brave release LP, ‘Better Country’

Exclusive Premiere: Before the Brave release LP, ‘Better Country’

Photo: Tyler Hansen Photography

After the release of their EP, Great Spirit, three marriages, five moves, and a whole lot of life lived, Before the Brave is back on the scene [...]

By |October 20, 2016|1 Comment
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