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    Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Ex Hex (Photo by Jonah Takagi)

“Before Ex Hex started, I had never really thought about making a song that was under two minutes long,” Mary Timony remembers.

Considering her sprawling [...]

By |October 10, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Interview: M. Lockwood Porter premieres “Restless”

M. Lockwood Porter is not eager to join the 27 Club. After releasing a well-received tribute to Chris Bell—Big Star frontman and notable member of said club—in March, he's [...]

By |October 8, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: M. Lockwood Porter premieres “Restless”
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    Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)

Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)

Irish singer Imelda May is OK with playing in front of smaller audiences, or opening for others, in the U.S.

The 40-year-old with a shock of blonde in her black [...]

By |October 6, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)
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    Interview: Zola Jesus embraces operatic past, escapes from L.A.

Interview: Zola Jesus embraces operatic past, escapes from L.A.

Nika Roza Danilova, better known as singer-songwriter Zola Jesus, was raised singing opera on a hundred acres of forest in Wisconsin. She studied under an instructor for several years [...]

By |October 2, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Zola Jesus embraces operatic past, escapes from L.A.
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    Interview: Sondre Lerche treads a new path with ‘Please’

Interview: Sondre Lerche treads a new path with ‘Please’

Recently, I had the chance to talk with Sondre Lerche, the Norwegian singer, songwriter, and all around talented musician who is best known for his song "Modern Nature" and his [...]

By |October 2, 2014|1 Comment

Culture Collide invades SF, announces full schedule

Culture Collide, the self-described "international, multicultural melting pot of music, culinary, and the art of travel," is now in the fifth year of its flagship LA festival, and it [...]

By |September 30, 2014|Comments Off on Culture Collide invades SF, announces full schedule
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    Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Interview: Christopher Owens presents a new, familiar testament

Those who know Christopher Owens’ story know it well. From his vagabond childhood in The Children of God to his street punk phase in Texas, his decisive move to San Francisco and his drug-fueled [...]

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Interview: Kopecky Family Band helping raise kids

If Nashville’s Kopecky Family Band never makes it higher on the ladder of success – that of an indie sextet best known in the Midwest for blending orchestral pop [...]

By |September 18, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Kopecky Family Band helping raise kids
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    Interview: Lykke Li learns from life experience, adjusts her goals

Interview: Lykke Li learns from life experience, adjusts her goals

Lykke Li wants to discuss many topics. The public persona of the Swedish singer-songwriter may be that of a guarded soul, the woman in black, a la Nick Cave [...]

By |September 17, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Lykke Li learns from life experience, adjusts her goals
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    Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

“What’s the Interruption?” the Mormon asked me, referring to The Interrupters t-shirt I was wearing. I can’t say for certain if he actually was a Mormon but he definitely [...]

By |September 16, 2014|4 Comments

Neck of the Woods breathes new life into the Avenues

The Inner Richmond is a modest cut of San Francisco. To an outsider, it's known for its Chinese Food, proximity to Golden Gate Park, flat streets and that familiar [...]

By |September 16, 2014|1 Comment
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    Interview: Astronauts, etc. releases ‘Sadie’ EP, breaking in new Oakland venue Leo’s

Interview: Astronauts, etc. releases ‘Sadie’ EP, breaking in new Oakland venue Leo’s

This month, Anthony Ferraro's plan is to record his first full-length album at Tiny Telephone under the appropriately cosmic moniker Astronauts, etc. The project's name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to [...]

By |September 16, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Astronauts, etc. releases ‘Sadie’ EP, breaking in new Oakland venue Leo’s
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