Photos: The Indigo Girls shook Freight + Salvage

Indigo Girls (photo: Ria Burman)

The Indigo Girls shook the Freight and Salvage Wednesday night with some righteous harmonizing excellence. Powerful tunes and a collective vibe with an all female [...]

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Photos: The Kills return to The Fox

The Kills (photo: Ian Young)

Hard rockers The Kills returned once again to an enthusiastic and ready crowd at the Fox Theater in Oakland last Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. [...]

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  • Allison Crutchfield at the Rickshaw Stop, by James Chan
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    Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Allison Crutchfield (photo: James Chan)

First thing's first: Never pay to go into a show if all you're going to is stand by the front and act like it's OK [...]

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Review: Nick Hakim at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Nick Hakim (photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Words by Mark Spero

On Wednesday, March 22, the Brick and Mortar Music Hall was sold out for Nick Hakim, a singer-songwriter out of New York whose [...]

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  • Teenage Fanclub at Great American Music Hall, Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Teenage Fanclub (photo: Patric Carver)

Words by SarahJayn Kemp

Britta Phillips brought a quelling familiarity onto the stage, as if we were all regulars a bar where she headlined frequently. Because of [...]

Photos + Review: MØ and Tei Shi at The Warfield

MØ (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The last time Karen Marie — aka MØ  — performed in the Bay Area was at the 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival. She went on despite [...]

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Review: Little Simz starts a party in Oakland

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Words by Mark Spero

Last Tuesday, March 21, people packed the New Parish in Oakland for a lineup of local acts and international stars. The intimate venue [...]

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SXSW 2017: Gurr, Die Heiterkeit, Oh my

Laure Briard 3/15 5pm 2737 Webberville Rd.

1st stop was the backyard of a home last visited for a ketchup & mustard covered, Les Marinellis show a few years ago. [...]

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Review: At The Chapel, Xiu Xiu challenges and rewards

I think most people do not give Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu enough credit for his sense of humor. During Sunday night’s show at The Chapel, Stewart threw a [...]

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Photos: Lake Street Dive soothe The Fox Theater

Lake Street Dive (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Saturday night the Fox Theater was treated to the sweet, soothing sounds of Rachael Price in her band Lake Street Dive. In the set [...]

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Photos: Dua Lipa at Great American Music Hall

Dua Lipa (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Friday night saw British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa perform at the Great American Music Hall. She's scheduled to release her debut self-titled album later this year, [...]

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  • Thao Nguyen at The Chapel in San Francisco, by Ian Young
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    Review + Photos: Thao Nguyen plays solo career retrospective at the Chapel

Review + Photos: Thao Nguyen plays solo career retrospective at the Chapel

Thao Nguyen (photo: Ian Young)

Words by Mark Spero

At The Chapel on Wednesday March 15, Thao Nguyen, of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, told the crowd she had embarked [...]

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