Photos + Review: The Longshot at the Ivy Room

The Longshot (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Words by Aaron Rubin

Billie Joe Armstrong is restless. Or so it seems, given the flurry of new projects that have come from the Green Day frontman [...]

By |April 23, 2018|Comments Off on Photos + Review: The Longshot at the Ivy Room

Review + Photos: Jamiroquai at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Jamiroquai (photo: Jon Bauer)

For one night last week, Jamiroquai turned San Francisco into a bigger destination than it already is.

Until April 17, Jamiroquai hadn’t played the United States in 13 years. [...]

By |April 23, 2018|1 Comment

Vance Joy gets real at the Greek Theatre

Vance Joy (photo: Tiffany Lew)

Vance Joy sings like he’s speaking directly to you, lyrically weaving through the highs and lows of love — longing, patience, and (mis)understanding. Just ask [...]

By |April 19, 2018|Comments Off on Vance Joy gets real at the Greek Theatre
  • The Family Crest at the Great American Music Hall, by Kate Haley
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    Review + Photos: The Family Crest + Goodnight, Texas rile up Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: The Family Crest + Goodnight, Texas rile up Great American Music Hall

The Family Crest (photo: Kate Haley)

Last Thursday night, Great American Music Hall was a home-grown happy zone for hundreds of eager audience members and longtime fans of the Family Crest. [...]

By |April 18, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Family Crest + Goodnight, Texas rile up Great American Music Hall

Review: Soft Moon, Boy Harsher at the Independent

On Wednesday night the Soft Moon returned to San Francisco for its first show since the release of its Sacred Bones debut Criminal, joined by Boy Harsher and Cube [...]

By |April 17, 2018|Comments Off on Review: Soft Moon, Boy Harsher at the Independent

Photos: The Breeders at the Masonic

The Breeders (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

Good morning, San Francisco, it’s the Breeders! Back on tour after 10 years and bringing the original crew from 1993, the Breeders pedaled [...]

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Review + Photos: Roselit Bone at the Golden Bull

Roselit Bone (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Roselit Bone does not play to audiences content to stay at home on Tuesday nights.

The is not a small outfit, and the stage was bursting [...]

By |April 16, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Roselit Bone at the Golden Bull
  • The Residents at The Chapel, by William Wayland
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    Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

The Residents (photo: William Wayland)

The Residents. No other musical ensemble has ever come close to making stranger, funnier, scarier, or more disturbingly rewarding music than the Residents. Last week, the band [...]

By |April 13, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

Review: Elohim at Slim’s

Elohim (photo: Emily Gadd)

The first time I saw Elohim live was the same day I was moving apartments. The second I unloaded the last box, I scrambled to get [...]

By |April 12, 2018|Comments Off on Review: Elohim at Slim’s

Photos: Chromeo at the Fox Theater

Chromeo (photo: Jon Bauer)

Electro-dance duo Chromeo returned to the Bay to the Fox Theater last Saturday, April 7, 2018. As always, there was a ton of energy from the band [...]

By |April 11, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Chromeo at the Fox Theater

Review + Photos: Brian Fallon at the Independent

Brian Fallon (photo: Derek Nielsen)

Brian Fallon's fans should know by now that the former Gaslight Anthem frontman likes to talk. A lot. I've only seen him perform outside of [...]

By |April 11, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Brian Fallon at the Independent
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    Review: A rockin’ stroll down sentimental street with Night Ranger

Review: A rockin’ stroll down sentimental street with Night Ranger

Night Ranger (photo: Carla Bova)

Night Ranger put on a show of past-meets-present perfection at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

The Bay Area rock and roll band opened with “Somehow Someway,” the [...]

By |April 10, 2018|2 Comments