• The Pixies at The Catalyst, by Joshua Huver
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    The Pixies bring stripped-down set list to world tour opener in Santa Cruz

The Pixies bring stripped-down set list to world tour opener in Santa Cruz

The Pixies (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Tuesday, October 25 one of the most influential bands in contemporary rock and roll kicked off a four-show run of California 'warm-up' dates in the [...]

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Photos: Ho99o9 terrorize The Independent

Ho99o9 (photo: Ian Young)

Words & Photos by Ian Young

Hardcore hip-hop-punk-noise-thrash duo Ho99o9 (pronounced "horror") annihilated The Independent on Wednesday night, thrashing, jumping, flipping, and moshing their way through a short [...]

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Brand New’s old work promises Halloween fun

Ten years ago, Brand New’s third studio album, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, solidified the bands preeminence in emo-punk lore. Now, Brand New is back: Touring [...]

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  • Alice Cooper at The Warfield, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: Alice Cooper brings his spectacle to The Warfield

Review + Photos: Alice Cooper brings his spectacle to The Warfield

Alice Cooper (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Alice Cooper dazzled The Warfield Wednesday night with a spectacular set brimming with all things ghouly, glitzy, and garish. A sparkling pyrotechnic [...]

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UK songwriter Sampha back in SF for two sold-out shows

With an album on the horizon, London vocalist Sampha is back in the Bay Area this weekend, where he will be performing before two sold-out audiences inside the Swedish [...]

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    Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute

Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute

Greg Ashley and Inaniel Swims at the old Creamery Studios

A little over a year ago, Caen, France's Inaniel Swims came to the Pacific Coast to play some amazing shows [...]

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Ingrid Michaelson’s first night at The Fillmore was a hit

Ingrid Michaelson (photo: Joshua Huver)

Even when Ingrid Michaelson is feeling under the weather, her snarky sense of humor and her survivor’s spirit shines bright. The New York-based multi-instrumentalist was [...]

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Tim Presley announces 2017 tour stop at The Chapel

Tim Presley, the restless creative who has dipped into everything from hardcore punk to Ty Segall collaborations, is already looking toward 2017.

Following a brief run in Europe this November, [...]

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  • Bimbo's Dolphina Series
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    Bimbo’s to host local bands next month with Dolphina Lounge Series

Bimbo’s to host local bands next month with Dolphina Lounge Series

Bimbo's, a staple of Columbus Avenue since the 1930s, will soon open up their beautiful lounge to local bands.

If you've never been there, Bimbo's is an experience. Established in [...]

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  • Nahko and Medicine for the People at The Catalyst, by Joshua Huver
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    Review: Nahko and Medicine for the People continue the conversation in Santa Cruz

Review: Nahko and Medicine for the People continue the conversation in Santa Cruz

Nahko and Medicine For The People  (photo: Joshua Huver)

Last weekend on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, Nahko and Medicine for the People brought their Hoka: A Call [...]

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Review + Photos: Good Charlotte at The Warfield

Good Charlotte (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

It's been more than six years since Good Charlotte released a new album, yet as I looked at the crowd of swaying bodies on the floor [...]

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    David Bazan announces Christmas album, mini-tour stop at Swedish American Hall

David Bazan announces Christmas album, mini-tour stop at Swedish American Hall

Earlier this month, to commemorate the birthday of John Lennon, Seattle singer-songwriter David Bazan shared a cover of Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" and announced [...]

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