• ALO and Jack Johnson at the Greek Theatre, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Jack Johnson (photo: Joshua Huver)

Despite having a reputation as one of the most laid-back musicians of the past fifteen years, Jack Johnson, the Hawaii-dwelling acoustic guitar wielding surf nut who can [...]

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Get To Know: The Laytcomers

The Laytcomers have been around for several years, but they've only recently begun performing their honest, lo-fi no wave influenced songs live. They began as a quartet of Fremont [...]

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Review + Photos: Welcome to the church of Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

My history with Waxahatchee is one that's simple, but especially sentimental.

It is an obsession brought to me by another friend putting a song from Waxahatchee’s debut American Weekend on [...]

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Outside Lands Night Show: Kali Uchis at Rickshaw Stop

Kali Uchis has the Midas touch for summer jams. Even with her earliest hits - 2014's "Know What I Want" and 2015's "Lottery" — the Colombian-born, Virginia-bred singer has [...]

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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 31 – Aug 3

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 31 – Aug 3

Seattle's Chastity Belt swing through on Tuesday.
Monday, July 31
Marika Hackman, the Big Moon @ Starline Social Club
I saw the Big Moon for the first time in 2015 and I [...]

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Photos + Review: OMD shines at the Regency

OMD (photo: Patric Carver)

Journalist George Mikes famously said, “An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.”

Our neighbors in the North Atlantic are known for their love [...]

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    New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

San Francisco's Text Me Records brings back its monthly roster showcase and this month's edition features a nicely mixed crop of up-and-coming and seasoned R&B acts.

At first glance, Kyle [...]

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Photos: Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the Warfield

MST3K (photo: Jon Bauer)

The beloved comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 brought its live show revival to the Warfield last night, Thursday, July 27, 2017.

The show launched a successful Kickstarter [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 28 – 30

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 28 – 30

Waxahatchee is finally here!
Friday, July 28
Greg Ashley & the Western Playboys @ Eli's Mile High Club
Ashley and his Western Playboys just released an EP of old country covers on [...]

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  • The Psychedelic Furs at the Fillmore, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: The Psychedelic Furs with Robyn Hitchcock at the Fillmore

Photos: The Psychedelic Furs with Robyn Hitchcock at the Fillmore

The Psychedelic Furs (photo: Jon Bauer)

Tuesday night saw some legends of rock perform at the Fillmore, headlined by the Psychedelic Furs with Robyn Hitchcock opening. Both have been around since the [...]

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    Rexx Life Raj and Rayana Jay headline Anchor Steam-hosted showcase

Rexx Life Raj and Rayana Jay headline Anchor Steam-hosted showcase

If you haven't been paying attention to the new wave of hip-hop and R&B emerging from the Bay Area, Berkeley's Rexx Life Raj and Richmond's Rayana Jay wouldn't be [...]

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    Oakland rapper Just Rese debuts the first single from ‘HIPS’ EP

Oakland rapper Just Rese debuts the first single from ‘HIPS’ EP

Churches, temples, synagogues — houses of worship are revered as places of peace, of finding solace or comfort with a higher being. Dance floors, on the other hand, are [...]

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