The She’s set to heat up The Independent this week

San Francisco's favorite four-piece garage rockers The She's will be headlining at The Independent this Thursday, January 27. Not long ago, they were featured during our very own Phono Del [...]

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    Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

It's been an extremely trying couple of months here in the Bay, between the never-ending fallout from the election results and the continuing tragedy of the Ghost Ship Fire, [...]

By |January 23, 2017|Comments Off on Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 20-22

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 20-22

Show your solidarity with trans prisoners with Queers Against Prison this Sunday night at The Night Light.
Friday, January 20
Goon @ Garden of Weeden
Grungy lo-fi Goon will be playing a [...]

By |January 20, 2017|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 20-22
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    Umphrey’s McGee return in March to The Fox, Terrapin Crossroads

Umphrey’s McGee return in March to The Fox, Terrapin Crossroads

Umphrey's McGee, the six-piece improvisational dance metal band from Chicago, make their annual West Coast run of shows again in March including a very special weekend around The Bay.

On [...]

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Greg Loiacono Band to play Santa Cruz, SF next week

Greg Loiacono is making the rounds following the late 2016 release of his solo album, Songs From A Golden Dream. Following a brief West Coast tour last October, his final two [...]

By |January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Greg Loiacono Band to play Santa Cruz, SF next week
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    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong bring the funk party to SF next month

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong bring the funk party to SF next month

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the alliterative funk phenomenon from Baltimore, will be making their Bay Area debut Friday, February 17 at The Independent.

The four-piece flock consists of drummer Alex [...]

By |January 20, 2017|1 Comment

Radiohead announce two dates at The Greek Theater in April

By most objective measures, Radiohead is the biggest band in the world and has been for quite some time. In so many ways, that’s baffling.

The band has essentially one [...]

By |January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Radiohead announce two dates at The Greek Theater in April
  • The Bye Bye Blackbirds at the Ivy Room, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds take flight at The Ivy Room

Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds take flight at The Ivy Room

The Bye Bye Blackbirds (photo: Patric Carver)

I recently read about a growing trend to buy vinyl records and never play them, keeping the record forever in its cellophane prison as [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds take flight at The Ivy Room
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    Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Sit back, relax, and let "Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy," the new single from Once & Future Band, put you into a fuzzed-out psychedelic trance.

The Oakland-based band [...]

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  • Electric Prunes at the Chapel, by Kristin Cofer
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    Review + Photos: A conversation with Electric Prunes’ James Lowe before their Chapel show

Review + Photos: A conversation with Electric Prunes’ James Lowe before their Chapel show

Electric Prunes (photo: Kristin Cofer)

Photos + Words by Kristin Cofer

I was really nervous on my way to meet up with the legendary Electric Prunes frontman James Lowe.

My nervousness quickly subsided, [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: A conversation with Electric Prunes’ James Lowe before their Chapel show
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    Profiles In Protest: How the Bay’s music community is responding to the inauguration

Profiles In Protest: How the Bay’s music community is responding to the inauguration

After the 2016 election, the nation seemed sharply divided. With inauguration day rapidly approaching, we wanted to give musicians from our community a space to voice how they felt [...]

By |January 19, 2017|2 Comments
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    Angel Olsen playing two nights at The Fillmore with Chris Cohen

Angel Olsen playing two nights at The Fillmore with Chris Cohen

(photo: Amanda Marsalis)

Angel Olsen is touring throughout North America with her six-piece band in support of her latest album. Out now on Jagjaguwar, My Woman has remained one of [...]

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