• Belle & Sebastian at the Independent, by Aaron Rubin
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    Review + Photos: Belle & Sebastian survey rich catalog of songs at the Independent

Review + Photos: Belle & Sebastian survey rich catalog of songs at the Independent

Belle & Sebastian (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Like any indie band worth their weight in vinyl, Scottish legends Belle & Sebastian have captured hearts time and time again, and their intimate show [...]

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Photos: Hans Zimmer at the Greek Theatre

ps (photo: Ria Burman)

Hans Zimmer rocked the Greek Theatre last Wednesday night performing an abundance of powerful movie scores and sharing snippets of over 30 years worth of work. [...]

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  • Sleigh Bells at the Independent, by Ian Young
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    Photos: Sleigh Bells’ Outside Lands night show at the Independent

Photos: Sleigh Bells’ Outside Lands night show at the Independent

Sleigh Bells (photo: Ian Young)

As part of the more intimate night shows from this year's Outside Lands, Sleigh Bells rocked the house and brought the noise to the Independent [...]

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    Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

(cover art by John Felix Arnold III)

Last winter, the artist collective and living space know as Ghost Ship burned down in a tragic fire that claimed the lives of 36 [...]

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Tank and the Bangas make San Francisco debut at the Chapel

There are dozens of words to describe the shape-shifting sonics of Tank the Bangas, but if we have to whittle down the descriptors, here are our choices: Charming, charismatic, [...]

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  • Sleigh Bells
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, August 11 – 13

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, August 11 – 13

Attack of the Outside Lands night shows!

Friday, August 11
Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
Look, we need to at least acknowledge that this is happening.

Elijah Ocean @ Hotel Utah
Unwind from [...]

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Andrew St. James makes party records for turbulent times

Words by Sarah Leighton

At his record release party at the Swedish American Hall on June 16, Andrew St. James took the stage and exhibited undeniable magnetism and stage presence [...]

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    The Classical releases a new cassette and says farewell tonight at Eli’s

The Classical releases a new cassette and says farewell tonight at Eli’s

The Classical has been one of our favorites since frontwoman Juliet Gordon moved to the Bay Area in 2013. Luckily, they're releasing a new cassette, Survival of the Softest, [...]

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Giveaway: Dent May says so long to summer at Rickshaw Stop

Do you feel it?

That nip in the air. That morning fog. That whisper of winter. Coats are being moved to the front of the closet. Suddenly, hot beverages don't [...]

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Deer Tick to showcase their duality on Twice Is Nice tour

Earlier this summer, Deer Tick announced both their first new music to arrive in four years and a return to San Francisco on their upcoming Twice is Nice tour.

For two nights, [...]

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Review: Priests and Lithics at Swedish American Hall

Monday night’s double-bill post-punk show at the Swedish American Hall was over by 10pm, following two extremely satisfying sets from Portland’s Lithics and Washington D.C.’s Priests — and oh [...]

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Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk

“You can’t like FUPU if you aren’t physically doing something to make the world a place of access and equality for Black humans; femme humans; LGTBTQ humans; poor humans,” [...]

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