Review + Photos: M83 brew ‘Junk’ stew in Oakland

M83 (Photo: by Daniel Kielman)

Following his breakthrough sixth album, 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, which reached No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart and briefly made him a household name, [...]

By |April 18, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: M83 brew ‘Junk’ stew in Oakland

Review + Photos: Underworld made Oakland dance

Underworld (photo: Ian Young)

Review & Photos by Ian Young

Imagine your parents at a rave. Or at some hip bottle-service Vegas club.

And you’re there, too. And all of you are dancing [...]

By |April 18, 2016|1 Comment

Poolside returns with summer plans after year-long hiatus

In late 2010, the “inappropriate ubiquity” of thundering dubstep was just beginning to peak.

“I’m sure it got more popular after that,” continued Jeffrey Paradise, the San Francisco half of [...]

By |April 15, 2016|1 Comment
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    SXSW 2016: Lone Star, Protomartyr & the severed head of Donald Trump

SXSW 2016: Lone Star, Protomartyr & the severed head of Donald Trump

Charles Bradley is pure magic. I raced directly to Stubb's from the airport, cracked my first Lone Star and melted in his charms. How amazing to see [...]

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  • Miike Snow at The Independent, by Ian Young
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    Photos: Miike Snow play back-to-back sold-out shows at The Independent

Photos: Miike Snow play back-to-back sold-out shows at The Independent

Miike Snow (photo: Ian Young)

Review by Ian Young

It's been four long years since Miike Snow has toured together — and almost seven years since their hit "Animal" was released — [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Mar 31- Apr 12

Cougar on a Meth Binge at our 25th Street Recording event, Apr 2, 2016. (photo: Jon Bauer)

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will [...]

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Review: Carrie Underwood bids farewell to Idol in Oakland

Carrie Underwood has outlived American Idol. While the television show has produced a handful of success stories, none tower higher than the Season 4 winner, who has sold 65 [...]

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Review + Photos: Aurora shines a light at the Independent

Aurora (photo: Ian Young)

Review by Ian Young

Norwegian singer Aurora Aksnes first made headlines when her cover of Oasis' "Half the World Away" (for a television commercial, at that) thrust her [...]

Photos: Tinashe dances and serenades at the Warfield

Tinashe (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Singer/songwriter Tinashe gave an energetic and dance-infused show at the Warfield last night, April 5, 2016, joined by Blackbear. She had a crew of incredibly talented dancers with [...]

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  • China at 25th Street Record, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Michael Tapscott of CHINA plays at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA (photo: Jon Bauer)

It's not often that you get a chance to check-out some top notch bands at a [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Comments Off on Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording
  • Finish Ticket at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: AWOLNATION & Finish Ticket light up Bill Graham Civic

Photos: AWOLNATION & Finish Ticket light up Bill Graham Civic

AWOLNATION (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Earlier this week saw local favorites Finish Ticket open for heavy hitter AWOLNATION at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last Sunday night. Photographer Brittany O'Brien has these multitude of [...]

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Photos: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme pop at the Masonic

Iggy Pop (photo: Ian Young)

Rock legend Iggy Pop brought his latest tour to San Francisco's Masonic and came with some friends, Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of Queens of [...]

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