Review: San Francisco Embraces its New BFF Band…Sleepy Sun @ GAMH, 6/19

Photos by: Nicole Browner

Earlier this year, I attended one of those Brightblack Morning Light showcases at Cafe Du Nord. It was so resolutely weird (both good and bad weird), [...]

By |June 23, 2009|6 Comments

Review: The Blacks @ The Rickshaw Stop, 6/18

Photos by: Julie Schuchard

Yes indie'd a sincere, sweaty performance out of your SF-based The Blacks. Also a CD release but yes, idie'd again (and proud of ourselves and clever [...]

By |June 22, 2009|Comments Off on Review: The Blacks @ The Rickshaw Stop, 6/18

One night only at the Red Vic: American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art

American Artifact world premieres tonight with two showings at the Red Vic Theatre on Haight Street, 5pm and 7pm.

If only everything about this movie were as cool as that [...]

Tour Diary: John Vanderslice

Bowery Ballroom, Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

Words and Photos by: John Vanderslice (except where noted)

We've been on a tour for a month, it seems like a year. In a good [...]

By |June 19, 2009|Comments Off on Tour Diary: John Vanderslice

Photos: Thee Oh Sees and Jay Reatard @ The Independent – 6/13

Photos by: Agata Kamler
Thee Oh Sees

Jay Reatard

By |June 18, 2009|Comments Off on Photos: Thee Oh Sees and Jay Reatard @ The Independent – 6/13

Review: Manicato @ Cafe du Nord 6/13

I am not going to say much more about Manicato's performance this past Saturday (6/13) than can be seen here. The audience was certainly grooving, and this despite a [...]

By |June 16, 2009|Comments Off on Review: Manicato @ Cafe du Nord 6/13

Show Review: Tarrakian, Elk, Saros, Insanity @ Annie’s Social Club, 6/13

Annie's is constantly cementing their status as the best no-bullshit punk and metal venue in the city, and they pulled together a powerhouse weekend bill with a little something [...]

By |June 15, 2009|Comments Off on Show Review: Tarrakian, Elk, Saros, Insanity @ Annie’s Social Club, 6/13

Photos: Or, the Whale, The Maldives, Built for the Sea @ The Independent – 6/6

Photos by: Charlie Homo
Or, the Whale

The Maldives

Built for the Sea

Go See Manicato: This Saturday at Du Nord

Go see Israel Matos and his band Manicato at Cafe Du Nord this Saturday, June 13th. It's a mystery how their music is yet undiscovered to so many San [...]

Part of my brain shot out my ear – and I LOVED it: etd.POP 12

If you're not familiar with it, etd.POP, short for Electronic Disco Popsicle, is THE electronic show for the Bay Area.  This year's lineup read like a who's who of [...]

By |June 11, 2009|Comments Off on Part of my brain shot out my ear – and I LOVED it: etd.POP 12

My Metal Month of May

The shows cropped up fast as Memorial day approached, cascading on top of each other like the hairs of a vigorously headbanged coif. Instead of trying to keep pace, [...]

By |June 7, 2009|Comments Off on My Metal Month of May

The Bay Bridged Presents: Or, the Whale, The Maldives and Built for the Sea at The Independent Tomorrow!

One of the most reliably entertaining live bands in the Bay Area, Or, the Whale possess that endearing combination of superb musicianship and the ability to cut loose and [...]

By |June 5, 2009|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged Presents: Or, the Whale, The Maldives and Built for the Sea at The Independent Tomorrow!