Beyond the Bay: She Makes War at Epic Studios in Norwich

She Makes War (photo: Ria Burman)

Ezifreak, a new duo of an experimental funk-dance mix opened for She Makes War last week at Epic Studios in Norwich, a fine city [...]

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Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’

When "Flying Monkeys" first came across our desks, we were hooked on to Jay Stone's ruminations and the classically hip-hop sound anchored by producer Micah Aza's soul-sampling. The single [...]

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Photos: SWMRS’ Uncool Halloween III

Bleached (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) 

The third annual SWMRS Uncool Halloween show took place on Saturday, October 27 at the UC Theatre and included performances by Mt. Eddy, Bleached, SWMRS, and more. [...]

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    The Frail Ophelias revive ‘Macbeth’ for the 21st century

The Frail Ophelias revive ‘Macbeth’ for the 21st century

(photo: Bradley Cox)

Isn’t it obvious why Karl Digerness chose to start the Frail Ophelias with Macbeth?

“With like, murderous despots,” he says, a half-stifled scoff interrupting him, “it feels very [...]

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    Photos: Captured Tracks anniversary with Drahla at Starline Social Club

Photos: Captured Tracks anniversary with Drahla at Starline Social Club

Drahla (photo: Ian Young)

Captured Tracks, the Brooklyn-based indie record label whose roster has included DIIV, Wild Nothing, the Soft Moon, Mac DeMarco, Meredith Graves and more, celebrated their 10th [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Elizabeth Moen

For four years I had two homes. I lived day-to-day in San Francisco, yet always referred to London, England as my home whenever anyone asked. When I visited London, [...]

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    Review + Photos: Christine and the Queens at the Fox Theater

Review + Photos: Christine and the Queens at the Fox Theater

Christine and the Queens (photo: Ian Young)

As a concert photographer and lover of live music, I've been lucky enough to attend quite a number of shows, performances and festivals. [...]

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Open Mike Eagle brings new project to Starline in November

What Happens When I try to Relax, a six-song project from Open Mike Eagle, is now available on streaming services. The Los Angeles rapper, who is originally from Chicago, [...]

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    With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

The Devil Makes Three performs at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Madison, WI (Photo: Jay Westcott)

The Devil Makes Three, a high-energy bluegrass/punk amalgamation of Santa [...]

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Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop

Download: Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop (Podcast #434)

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

Whether they call themselves post-punk, psych or indie pop, a wide array of [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 26 – 28

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 26 – 28

Friday, October 26
Christine and the Queens @ The Fox Theater
A critical favorite and a true performer, rising avant-pop icon Héloïse Letissier plays Oakland.

Foxtails Brigade, Whiskerman, Papa Bear and the [...]

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    Spirital Cramp and Healing Potpourri raise money for Casa de las Madres in December

Spirital Cramp and Healing Potpourri raise money for Casa de las Madres in December

Join Virginia Beach's Turnover, as well as local bands Spiritual Cramp and Healing Potpourri at San Francisco's August Hall to raise money for La Casa de las Madres.

Casa de [...]

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