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    Jay Arner shows wit through synths on ‘Jay II,’ plays Oakland Friday

Jay Arner shows wit through synths on ‘Jay II,’ plays Oakland Friday

You don’t expect to hear curse words in the lyrics of a Canadian singer-songwriter, especially when they're sung in soft, whispery vocals and accompanied by sweet synth pop melodies. [...]

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Review + Photos: Hazel English at The Chapel

Hazel English (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

When Hazel English took the stage at The Chapel on Sunday night, it was clear that she was a Bay Area favorite. The Oakland-based singer and her band drew [...]

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    Bellows’ Oliver Kalb on songwriting and emotional insecurity

Bellows’ Oliver Kalb on songwriting and emotional insecurity

It’s hard to say anything about Bellows’ Fist & Palm that hasn’t already been said.The band's second album has attracted a large following in the six weeks it has [...]

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Nataly Dawn returns to The Chapel next Tuesday

Nataly Dawn, one half of the Stanford-born musical duo Pomplamoose, is coming to The Chapel on Tuesday, November 15.

The Chapel appearance is one of only four dates spanning the [...]

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    Sponsored: SOHN grooves The Regency next year (win tickets!)

Sponsored: SOHN grooves The Regency next year (win tickets!)

A lot's made of the speed at which SOHN's songs come — a slow, soupy pacing that travels with the weight of a syrup. Electronic artist SOHN makes a [...]

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TAUK took Moe’s Alley for a wild ride last Wednesday

TAUK (photo: Joshua Huver)

TAUK, the instrumental progressive quartet from Oyster Bay, NY, made their return to Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz last week as they continue their first headlining tour [...]

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    Live This Month: November 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: November 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: November 2016 (Podcast #396)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 7 – Nov 10

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 7 – Nov 10

PWR BTTM are gender norm subverters radiating with fresh charisma. 

Monday, November 7
Swet Shop Boys @ Rickshaw Stop
A duo rapping for social justice with well-delivered quips addressing the experiences of engaging [...]

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Photos: Caspian at Great American Music Hall

Caspian (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

After opening for Underoath back in March, Caspian returned to San Francisco to headline Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, November 2. The post-rock Massachusetts band filled the venue with [...]

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    Thee Oh Sees close out November with two shows at The Chapel

Thee Oh Sees close out November with two shows at The Chapel

In the spirit of giving thanks and being around friends and family, San Francisco favorite son Jon Dwyer will bring Thee Oh Sees to The Chapel for two sold [...]

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    Bad Religion, Against Me! bring socially-charged punk rock to The Warfield

Bad Religion, Against Me! bring socially-charged punk rock to The Warfield

Bad Religion (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Sunday October 30, downtown San Francisco hosted an old-school punk rock extravaganza put together by SoCal’s Bad Religion.

An indisputable pillar of punk rock, Bad Religion [...]

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The Chapel hosts election watch party, dance party tomorrow

Tomorrow night, the world will be watching as the 45th president of the United States of America will be announced.

In San Francisco, live music venue The Chapel will be [...]

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