The Bay Abridged: Oct 14 — Oct 20

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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FFS: A Friggin’ Fun Show

FFS (Photos by Brittany O'Brien)

From swaying and atmospheric to face-melting electric rockabilly distortion by way of teeth, The Intelligence managed to put just the right amount of pep in eager FFS [...]

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  • Twenty One Pilots at the Fox Theatre, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: Twenty One Pilots & Finish Ticket at the Fox Theater

Photos: Twenty One Pilots & Finish Ticket at the Fox Theater

Twenty One Pilots (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

They'll be wrapping up their Blurryface tour on Halloween, Twenty One Pilots dropped by Oakland's Fox Theater for two nights of sold out shows.  They [...]

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Photos: Albert Hammond Jr. & Day Wave at The Independent

Albert Hammond Jr. (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Performing a sold out show at The Independent on October 16, 2015 as part of the Treasure Island Night Shows, Albert Hammond Jr. played to a packed house [...]

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Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at the Swedish American Hall

Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Ian Young)

With songs about flamingos, chickens, video games and strange babies, Kero Kero Bonito marches to the beat of their own drum machine.  Photographer Ian Young [...]

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  • Ariel Pink at Bimbo's, by Jess Luoma
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    Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

The Black Lips (photo: Jess Luoma)

It was a night of firsts for this fresh piece of music-reviewing meat.  Never, never in my 26 years have I witnessed a loogie hawked on stage [...]

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  • Big Grams at 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival, by Daniel Kielman
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    Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: An indie rock kid tries on EDM shoes

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: An indie rock kid tries on EDM shoes

Since the beloved Treasure Island Music Festival has graced the bay with live music and pirate motifs, the two days of the festival have always been a war of [...]

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: Sunday review

Another year in the books for the island-sequestered music festival, as presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment. Many components of Treasure Island Music Festival were the same [...]

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  • The National at 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival, by Daniel Kielman
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    Photos: Two days of music at the 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival

Photos: Two days of music at the 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival

The 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival brought a variety of bands and genres from all corners of Rock, EDM and Hip Hop. Some acts have been with us for [...]

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Review: Rolling the dice with My Morning Jacket

You never know quite what you are going to get out of performance from My Morning Jacket (also known as MMJ). The southern rockers don’t tote around a consistent [...]

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    Review: Kurt Vile & the Violators walk Fillmore’s decibel gambit

Review: Kurt Vile & the Violators walk Fillmore’s decibel gambit

Kurt Vile (photo: Sophia Apt)

The band walked on stage, Vile downed his beer and said “sup.” His shirt said “What's up kooks.”

Kurt Vile often gets accused of living somewhere [...]

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Get to know: Hippo Campus

Meet Hippo Campus.

Four dudes from Minnesota discovering the joys and woes of touring life. With their second EP “South” making its debut on October 2nd -- they’re taking the [...]

By |October 16, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Hippo Campus