SXSW Day One: What we heard, what we saw, what we ate

Dan the Automator (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Jody's Highlights:
Remember how I said I hate music festivals, then changed my mind? It turns [...]

By |March 12, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Bob Mould at the Fillmore

Bob Mould (photo: Patric Carver)

Bay Area, what did we ever do to deserve Bob Mould? The seasoned premier foster parent of the Midwest punk scene returned to his current [...]

By |March 10, 2019|0 Comments
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    Mikos Da Gawd’s “Hell Yeah, Brother!” album is finally here

Mikos Da Gawd’s “Hell Yeah, Brother!” album is finally here

Mikos Da Gawd has finally dropped an album and he's got damn near the entire Bay Area featured on it. Released on March 4 through Text Me Records, Hell [...]

By |March 6, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Petit Biscuit at 1015 Folsom

Petit Biscuit (photo: Priscilla Rodriguez)

French DJ Petit Biscuit brought his signature sound to 1015 Folsom as part of Noise Pop 2019 with support from Slenderbodies. Our photographer by Priscilla Rodriguez was at [...]

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    Cherry Glazerr, Palehound playing sold-out show at the Independent

Cherry Glazerr, Palehound playing sold-out show at the Independent

(photo: Pamela Littky)

Cherry Glazerr recently put out a new album called Stuffed and Ready (out now via Secretly Canadian), and are playing the Independent with Palehound on March 10.

Cherry [...]

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  • Buckman Coe at The Back Room, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Buckman Coe and Daniel Riera’s Ensemble at the Back Room

Photos: Buckman Coe and Daniel Riera’s Ensemble at the Back Room

Buckman Coe (photo: Ria Burman)

Gracing The Back Room's cozy, intimate stage, Buckman Coe, fresh from Vancouver, sang acoustic solo versions of his big band creations. He'll soon begin touring [...]

By |March 5, 2019|0 Comments
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    Noise Pop 2019: The Marias, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root and Derek Ted at the Chapel

Noise Pop 2019: The Marias, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root and Derek Ted at the Chapel

Closing out the final night of Noise Pop Festival 2019 was a melting pot of the Marías, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root, and Derek Ted on Sunday, March 3. The [...]

By |March 5, 2019|0 Comments

Sink into Versâam’s ‘Pisces Tape II’

In celebration of his birthday and the fact that we’re chest-deep in pisces szn, Berkeley-based beatmaker Ellis Newton, aka Versâam, released a concise, heavily sample-based beat tape last week [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Dude York + Partner bring spritely performances to Cafe du Nord for festival’s final night

Noise Pop 2019: Dude York + Partner bring spritely performances to Cafe du Nord for festival’s final night

On what made for a very fun, very female, very queer final night of Noise Pop, Bay Area locals the Total Bettys joined Blushh, Dude York, and Partner for one last [...]

By |March 5, 2019|0 Comments

Music beats at the heart of the OUSD teacher’s strike

(photos: SarahJayn Kemp)

The schools in Oakland have been virtually empty this past week as the majority of the teachers exercise their right to strike, and some big names have [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, Vagabon at Swedish American Music Hall

Noise Pop 2019: Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, Vagabon at Swedish American Music Hall

Vagabon photos: J.D. Bray)

Amidst a week of more bombastic acts for Noise Pop, Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, and Vagabon brought an intimate respite to Swedish American Music [...]

By |March 4, 2019|0 Comments
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    Before J Dilla, there was John Doe: SF gallery Family Affair hosts rare photo series of the late Detroit legend

Before J Dilla, there was John Doe: SF gallery Family Affair hosts rare photo series of the late Detroit legend

James Dewitt Yancey, also known as Jay Dee but better known as J Dilla, left this earth over a decade ago yet his influence still rings loud in the [...]

By |March 4, 2019|0 Comments