Wide awake with Uniform

(photo: Sam Marble)

Words by Jordan Martich

From the first half-second of furious guitar feedback that introduces record opener “Tabloid,” Uniform have already established a tone for their latest record Wake [...]

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Your Noise Pop mood chart for 2017

This year's Noise Pop is not only one of the biggest (which is only reasonable, because it is the 25th anniversary), but it's also one of the most conflicting [...]

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    Terry Malts play ‘Killing Time’ at the Bottom of the Hill next week

Terry Malts play ‘Killing Time’ at the Bottom of the Hill next week

Five years ago, Slumberland Records released Killing Time, the debut album from San Francisco's Terry Malts. Almost instantaneously, the group became the buzz band of the season. Fourteen fuzzed-out blasts [...]

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    Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Welcome to Behind the Song, our new illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

For our first installment, I [...]

By |February 16, 2017|Comments Off on Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”
  • Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret Presents Wilde Women at the Great Star Theater, by Patric Carver
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    Great Star Rising: Behind the revival of a classic San Francisco theater

Great Star Rising: Behind the revival of a classic San Francisco theater

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret at The Great Star in December. (photo: Patric Carver)

Words by SarahJayn Kemp

The Great Star Theater is the last of a dying breed of uniquely San [...]

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A conflict guide For Noise Pop’s massive 2017 lineup

OK Noise Pop, we see you. The Bay Area’s premier indie music festival went off this year, their 25th Anniversary, releasing a seemingly endless number of lineup announcements, all [...]

By |February 6, 2017|Comments Off on A conflict guide For Noise Pop’s massive 2017 lineup
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    The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: Abbot Kinney to Kev Choice

The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: Abbot Kinney to Kev Choice

Words by Annie Bacon

If you missed it last month, the Band-to-Band Relay is part of The Bay Bridged’s ongoing desire to curate and deepen your awareness of your local [...]

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Video Feature: 112 years of the Phoenix Theater

Crowd at the Phoenix Theater (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The Bay Area is full of amazing venues, but (likely) only one can say it survived three fires and has hosted acts as diverse [...]

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    The Singing Limbs will shake up San Francisco with their new EP

The Singing Limbs will shake up San Francisco with their new EP

Words by Sarah Leighton

The Singing Limbs’ music is music for the brain and the booty.

The band recently played on the historic stage at the Great American Music Hall, giving [...]

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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, [...]

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77 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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