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    Photos: The fans and sights of the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con

Photos: The fans and sights of the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con

Silicon Valley Comic Con (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The second year of the Silicon Valley Comic Con came last weekend to San Jose and the fans delivered. The event showcased a number of [...]

By |April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: The fans and sights of the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con

Oakland’s Rays turn it up with debut album

It's rare to find garage rock that sounds as authentic as Rays' self-titled debut. The no-care groove of this Oakland-based group delivers a jangly pop-forward collection of tracks that [...]

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The divine cohesion of Pile

Words by Jordan Martich

Rick Maguire, guitarist and singer from the Boston-based band Pile, has made many transformations away from the acoustic solo project he started 10 years ago. They've [...]

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Photos: San Fermin + Low Roar at the Independent

San Fermin (photo: Ian Young)

In support of their recently-released third album, Belong, Brooklyn rock band San Fermin and Low Roar performed at the Independent Monday night, April 24, 2017. [...]

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Photos: Taylor Bennett at Rickshaw Stop

Words + Photos by Polaroid Jay

April 22nd, 2017. Taylor Bennett at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco. Opening acts and DJs that performed were definitely getting the crowd [...]

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Review + Photos: Bishop Briggs at the Fillmore

Bishop Briggs (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

As Bishop Briggs jumped in the air and mumbled "I'm dying," during the final moments of her last song "River," it seemed like a key [...]

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Photos: Whitney with Julie Byrne at the Independent

Whitney (photo: Ria Burman)

Monday to Wednesday, Whitney triple-whammied, smooth-grooved The Independent with three consecutive sold-out shows. Possessing a rare air of musical mastery, lead singer and drummer Julien Erhlick [...]

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Photos: NAO at the Regency Ballroom

Nao (photo: Ian Young)

Singer Neo Jessica Joshua, who goes by NAO, performed at the Regency Ballroom last night April 20, 2017. Photographer Ian Young was there to capture the great gallery [...]

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Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at DNA Lounge

Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Robert Alleyne)

British band Kero Kero Bonito performed a lively set to at DNA Lounge earlier this week, April 19, 2017. That night also featured Parentz, and judging from the [...]

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Review + Photos: Mitski and Steady Holiday at the Fillmore

Mitski (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The first time I saw Mitski belt straight into her guitar strings was two years ago, during a shattering Audiotree Live Session I devoured through my computer screen. [...]

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Review + Photos: Julie Byrne at Swedish American Hall

Julie Byrne (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

Julie Byrne kicked off the first of four performances in San Francisco with a Sunday night show, headlining Swedish American Hall with support from Meernaa and [...]

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Emily King returns to the Bay with acoustic set this week

On soul singer Emily King’s 2016 Bay Area tour stop, she brought along her superb five-piece band in tow; For her next visit, that number is stripped-down to one [...]

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