Common Souls’ electronic R&B thrives in the disconnect

Liminal space, defined as the threshold or in-between stages between rituals by Arnold van Gennep, is a state of limbo. It’s the wiping away of outside influence leading up [...]

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Review + Photos: X Ambassadors at the Fillmore

X Ambassadors (photo: Robert Alleyne)

X Ambassadors' Joyful Tour stopped at San Francisco’s Fillmore on Monday, February 26. Joined by singer-songwriter Fletcher, it was a show of exhilaration and euphoria. Powerful [...]

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Behind the Scenes: The Coathangers

The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once wrote "Well-behaved women seldom make history" — a quote which now appears on cups, T-shirts, and bumper stickers. If the iconic quote [...]

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  • Waxahatchee at the Swedish American Hall, by Joshua Huver
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    Noise Pop: Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee leads stellar night at the Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee leads stellar night at the Swedish American Hall

The 2018 Noise Pop Music Festival concluded with a sold-out solo musician showcase led by Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, at the Swedish American Hall on Sunday, February 25.

This was my [...]

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  • Spafford at The Independent by Joshua Huver
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    For amusement only: Spafford playing twice at Terrapin in March

For amusement only: Spafford playing twice at Terrapin in March

Reaching a holy grail destination for up-and-coming jam bands, Arizona-based Spafford has locked down two consecutive nights at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. On Saturday, March 3, [...]

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They Might Be Giants might actually be giants

Photo by Shervin Lainez

When it comes to sheer productivity, diversity of projects, and embracing innovation, there is no doubt that They Might Be Giants is a giant among bands.

John Linnell and [...]

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Win tickets to our show at the Chapel this Thursday!

As we told you on Monday, we're co-presenting the third annual Here Tonight concert, a tribute to master American songwriter Gene Clark that features

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Photos: Thurston Moore at the Chapel

Thurston Moore (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Friday night saw a showcase of legendary noise-rock guitarist Thurston Moore at the Chapel. Also on the bill that night was Heron Oblivion. Take a look [...]

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    UK trio Girl Ray supporting Porches for 2 nights at the Chapel

UK trio Girl Ray supporting Porches for 2 nights at the Chapel

UK trio Girl Ray will be making a stop at the Chapel on Saturday, March 5 and 6 in San Francisco during their North American tour. This comes just [...]

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  • MILCK at The Independent, by Robert Alleyne
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    Meet MILCK, the Berkeley alum making space for herself in pop music

Meet MILCK, the Berkeley alum making space for herself in pop music

MILCK (photo: Robert Alleyne)

“The Bay Area feels like a sacred ground to me,” says Connie Lim (who performs under the moniker MILCK) while reflecting on her time studying at UC [...]

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    Listen to High Sunn’s jangly new jam “Those Last Words”

Listen to High Sunn’s jangly new jam “Those Last Words”

In the gap between the release of his much-applauded EP Hopeless Romantic, 18-year old Justin Cheromiah, aka High Sunn, has tightened his talent for writing catchy, jangly guitar tunes [...]

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Noise Pop: Racquet Club at Brick + Mortar

Racquet Club (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Former members of the Jealous Sound make up Racquet Club, who performed at Brick & Mortar Music Hall Saturday, February 24, 2018, as part of the [...]

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