Review + Photos: MGMT at the Fox Theater

MGMT (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

MGMT are five talented men who create some unique music with roots in electronica, pop, and psychedelic rock. The band started their 2019 tour [...]

By |May 7, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: MGMT at the Fox Theater
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    BFF.fm presents MUSH, a concert series at Jack London Square

BFF.fm presents MUSH, a concert series at Jack London Square

This week, Jack London Square will host the inaugural show for the new concert series, MUSH (a name inspired by Jack London’s Call of the Wild). The series, which [...]

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    Interview: David Brookings on the the release of ‘Scorpio Monologue’

Interview: David Brookings on the the release of ‘Scorpio Monologue’

David Brookings and the Average Lookings recently released their second album, Scorpio Monologue, and a documentary of the making of the record. I recently sat down to talk to [...]

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Ryan Von Gonten at the Knockout

Along with SEEMWAY and Gracie Gray, Ryan Von Gonten will be playing the Knockout this Sunday, May 5. His music is slow, sad and sentimental featuring gentle string and [...]

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Photos: Telekinesis at Cafe du Nord

Telekinesis (photo: Ian Young)

Seattle's Michael Lerner, better known as Telekinesis, has been making feel-good indie power pop since 2009. He brought his band and songs from his latest album, [...]

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Tasha supporting Helado Negro for sold-out Chapel show

Chicago-based songwriter Tasha has announced a string of tour dates supporting Helado Negro and Hand Habits, as well as a few upcoming festival dates. Tasha will support Helado Negro's [...]

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New Release: James Lanman’s ‘Mosaics’

Photo courtesy of James Lanman

James Lanman is no stranger to the road. Fed up with the concrete jungle of New York City, Lanman embarked on a cross-country tour with [...]

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Photos: John Vanderslice + Meernaa at the Rickshaw Stop

John Vanderslice (photo: Ian Young)
It was a celebration of Bay Area music on Sunday night when the man at the center of so much of it, John Vanderslice, celebrated [...]

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Photos: Zelma Stone at Amnesia

Zelma Stone (photo: Robert Alleyne)

San Francisco's Zelma Stone performed at Amnesia last Friday night with support from Tino Drima and Oakland's Classic Hat. All of the bands got a lot [...]

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Cave Clove and Agouti’s upcoming double-release party

Agouti and Cave Clove, two contemporary Bay Area bands with shared roots in psychedelic rock, release their respective records at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco this Friday night. [...]

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Review + Photos: Swervedriver at the Fillmore

Swervedriver (photo: Patric Carver)

"Oh, man, look how young Jerry is," breathed a young woman as she pointed at one of the Fillmore's archival photographs of the Grateful Dead.

"They're all [...]

By |May 1, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Swervedriver at the Fillmore

Live This Month: May 2019

31 Days. 31 shows. 31 songs. Spring is in full swing, so here are a month's worth of tunes to help you reach for those evasive Bay Area rays [...]

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