Photos & Review: Joan as Police Woman @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/25/11

Last week, we, reporters of local artists primarily, were sent down the always challenging steps of the Cafe Du Nord to cover Brooklyn's Fiery Furnaces. Why? Because it was [...]

Photos & Review: HEY LADIES! Agent Ribbons, Hot Toddies, Bam!Bam! @ The Uptown, 5/18/11

"Free shows are the best shows!" announced Natalie Ribbons, mastermind behind Agent Ribbons who headlined an all girl showcase at the Uptown last Wednesday. Amen to that. Originally from [...]

By |May 20, 2011|4 Comments

Photos & Review: The Fiery Furnaces @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/18/11

Lost At Sea - The Fiery Furnaces by reversefrasier

Ask a random person on the street about Brooklyn sibling band The Fiery Furnaces, and you will be [...]

Photos/Review: Thao & Mirah, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Led to Sea @ The New Parish, 5/3/11

Photos by: Moses Namkung

A decidedly female audience flocked to Oakland's The New Parish for a decidedly female led night of reverie: a nice breather from a music world that [...]

By |May 6, 2011|2 Comments

Photos/Review: Battles @ Bottom of the Hill 5/3/11

The first thing about seeing Battles in concert is that their records don’t even remotely hint at the savage power and sheer volume of their live show. Mirrored, their [...]

Review & Photos: The Residents @ Bimbos, 4/16/11

Shrouded in mystery, The Residents may have come to SF in 1972 from Shreveport Louisiana. The story goes that they met in high school and headed west in 1966. [...]

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Review: Will Sprott (of The Mumlers) @ Starry Plough, 4/7/11

This is thee Will Sprott of San Jose's The Mumlers. Solo, but with many special guests including back-up vocals, cabasa (that African percussion thingy with loops of steel ball [...]

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Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense [...]

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Review & Photos: Caroliner, Gumball Rimpoche, Tony Dryer, Coagulator, pantyKhrist at Cafe Du Nord – 3/16/11

The music collective known as Caroliner has been intermittently active in the Bay Area for three decades. Shrouded in ever-changing pseudonyms and elaborate disguises, they profess to be the [...]

By |March 18, 2011|4 Comments

Review & Photos: Rainbow Arabia, Spoek Mathambo @ Mighty 3/8/11

Mighty, Potrero’s hidden gem, is fast becoming one of my favorite venues in town (at least as far as those who regularly feature artists with tectonic rattling beats are [...]

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Noise Pop Review: Ben Gibbard and Zach Rogue redefine ‘solo’ at Great American Music Hall

Like many previous renditions of the festival, Noise Pop 2011 was a cavern of over-stimulus: several shows per night stacked bottom to top with bands, myriad of concert attendees [...]

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Noise Pop Review: The Fresh & Onlys, The Growlers, The Pleasure Kills, The Wrong Words 2/27/11

Noise Pop ended on Sunday, and the afternoon show at Bottom of the Hill carried with it a nostalgia for attending all ages matinees there when I was under [...]

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