Giveaway: Conor Oberst plays indoors at the Fillmore

You might have heard recently that, for the first time in a number of years, '00s indie star Conor Oberst is not — we repeat, NOT — playing [...]

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Madeline Kenney releases comes back to the Bay next week

Madeline Kenney (photo: Cara Robbins)

Singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney will release her sophomore album Perfect Shapes via Carpark Records. Produced by Jenn Wassner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes, the [...]

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Giveaway: Fickle Friends at Great American Music Hall

(Photo Credit: Daniel Alexander Harris)

English indie pop band Fickle Friends are making their way to Great American Music Hall on October 12 to promote their debut album You Are [...]

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Treasure Island releases food, art lineup for 2018

Feeling hungry? Hold onto that feeling for next weekend, when you get to Treasure Island Music Festival.

Because music festivals can't exist these days without killer food options — and [...]

By |October 2, 2018|1 Comment

Review: Pop-Up Magazine’s Fall Issue at the Curran

(photo: Jon Snyder)

Pop-Up Magazine’s fall issue wrapped up its first-ever three-night run at San Francisco’s Curran Theater.

This is a big year for the media show that originated in San [...]

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Wax Wednesdays features Li Xi next week at Cafe Stritch

Cool South Bay show alert: Next Wednesday, San Jose's beloved bar/restaurant/venue Cafe Stritch hosts locals Li Xi as part of their Wax Wednesdays series.

Wax Wednesdays is pretty much what [...]

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    Review + Photos: Miniature Tigers at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Miniature Tigers at Great American Music Hall

Miniature Tigers (photo: Joshua Huver)

On a beautiful Sunday in September, Arizona-based indie lords Miniature Tigers descended on the Tenderloin for a show at Great American Music Hall.

These stark contrasts [...]

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

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

Friday, September 28
Hollie Cook @ The New Parish
Sex Pistols progeny Hollie Cook brings her distinct brand of "tropical pop" to Oakland.

Neighbor Lady, Tino Drima, Doncat @ Cafe du Nord
Two [...]

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Photos: The National at the Greek Theatre

The National (photo: Ian Young)

One of the most consistently satisfying rock bands out there today, the National, performed a energetic and exciting set at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley [...]

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Parquet Courts bringing ‘Wide Awake’ tour to the Bay

(director: Claes Nordwall)

Parquet Courts are making their way back to the West Coast on their Wide Awake tour, and are headlining the Fillmore on September 27 with support from [...]

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    Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

Does it get any better than this?

The Make Out Room is throwing one hell of a party this Sunday and you should be there. Three local legends on the [...]

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Photos: toe at the Great American Music Hall

toe (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland
Tokyo-based math rock/post-rock band toe played San Francisco last week on only their third North American tour in their 18-year history. The band is [...]

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