Behind the Scenes: The Coathangers

The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once wrote "Well-behaved women seldom make history" — a quote which now appears on cups, T-shirts, and bumper stickers. If the iconic quote [...]

By |February 28, 2018|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: The Coathangers
  • MILCK at The Independent, by Robert Alleyne
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    Meet MILCK, the Berkeley alum making space for herself in pop music

Meet MILCK, the Berkeley alum making space for herself in pop music

MILCK (photo: Robert Alleyne)

“The Bay Area feels like a sacred ground to me,” says Connie Lim (who performs under the moniker MILCK) while reflecting on her time studying at UC [...]

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Noise Pop: Mount Eerie never meant to have a music career

(photo: Jeff Miller)

Words by Erin Lyndal Martin

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year.

Phil Elverum comes [...]

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    Noise Pop: Father/Daughter is the hardest-working label in SF

Noise Pop: Father/Daughter is the hardest-working label in SF

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year.

This time we're profiling Father/Daughter, the now-legendary SF label [...]

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Noise Pop: A brief history of Shamir

(photo: Mathew Parri Thomas)

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year.

Allow us to introduce you to [...]

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    Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Oakland avant-rock cellist and composer Joshua McClain left his fast-paced, senior-level tech job to spend a month in the Amazon jungle, where he worked with shamans and participated in [...]

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Noise Pop: Blissed-out ad nauseam with Melkbelly

(photo: Lenny Gilmore)

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year.

In this installment, Meet Melkbelly, the Chicago [...]

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Noise Pop: Modern times aren’t ready for Dick Stusso

(photos: Jordan Martich)

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year. Step into the dual realities of [...]

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Bands In Portrait: NRVS LVRS

I meet up with Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez of NRVS LVRS a few days before Christmas. Across town, people are busying themselves by shopping, seasoning food, and decorating [...]

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    Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

When Rock Solid host Pat Francis sits down with a guest for his comedy podcast about all things music, the conversation is as much a chat with a friend [...]

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    Beyond The Bay: Brandon’s guide to European record collecting

Beyond The Bay: Brandon’s guide to European record collecting

Oye Records, Berlin. (photos: Brandon Roos)

For some, a vacation may mean snapping famous sights, sampling local foods, or simply taking things slow. As a vinyl junkie, anytime I go [...]

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Behind The Scenes: Overcoats at the Independent

Overcoats (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

As the new year begins, we look back on Overcoats show at the Independent. The concert marked the duo's 96th show of the year, a number the [...]

By |January 2, 2018|Comments Off on Behind The Scenes: Overcoats at the Independent