Opening night of SF’s Doomed @ Sub Mission is a crowd pleaser

They say that San Francisco is doomed. I say if it is, we're all in for one hell of a ride.

Wednesday was the inaugural night of the "San Francisco's [...]

By |August 17, 2009|2 Comments

American Steel, The New Trust, Nothing Cool @ BotH 8/7

American Steel blew the roof off Bottom of the Hill Friday night with the help of a nearly full house of friends and plenty of beer. Nothing Cool opened [...]

By |August 11, 2009|Comments Off on American Steel, The New Trust, Nothing Cool @ BotH 8/7

Themselves + Odd Nosdam deliver a glitchy energy @ BotH 8/1

The Odd Nosdam/Themselves show last Saturday at Bottom of the Hill was an awesome blend of ambient tunes and hip hop. Local artist Bre'r led the crowd easily into [...]

By |August 7, 2009|Comments Off on Themselves + Odd Nosdam deliver a glitchy energy @ BotH 8/1

Yard show runaround: Brilliant Colors, NODZZZ, Grass Widow

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

My friend calls me up just before noon on Saturday and says there's some show down the street in someone or other's yard in a few [...]

By |July 28, 2009|4 Comments

Nnn. And Get Some: Emily Jane White and Miranda Lee Richards @ Du Nord from 7/20/09

not pictured here: singing cellist and singing violinist

Still hating yourself for abusing the ever available food-as-music trap in your journalism, Gus? Me too!

Have you ever had the Maple [...]

By |July 23, 2009|Comments Off on Nnn. And Get Some: Emily Jane White and Miranda Lee Richards @ Du Nord from 7/20/09

Dirty Projectors @ The Independent 7/7

Photos by Nicole Browner

Sold out and packed early. The Dirty Projectors have proven themselves quite the draw as they tour in support of their latest album "Bitte Orca" (Domino). [...]

By |July 14, 2009|2 Comments

Show Review: Cursive @ GAMH on 6/27

Photos by Ashley Matheson

It couldn't have been set up any better, the Great American Music Hall as the background to a night laden with blaring trumpet, ecstatic guitar chords, [...]

By |July 6, 2009|Comments Off on Show Review: Cursive @ GAMH on 6/27

Photos and Review: Papercuts, Port O’Brien, Still Flyin’ @ The Independent, 6/25

Photos by: Charlie Homo

It was a weird night over at the Independent on Thursday. The specter of Michael Jackson's death hung over the night like bubble wrap on your [...]

By |June 30, 2009|Comments Off on Photos and Review: Papercuts, Port O’Brien, Still Flyin’ @ The Independent, 6/25

Starfucker Bring the Medicine to Bottom of the Hill

Photos by: Charlie Homo

White Cloud, Atole and Starfucker deserved a better slot than a Tuesday evening, and dished out a unique blend of feedback-heavy electro pop that felt better [...]

By |June 29, 2009|4 Comments

Heavyweight Dub Champion and Sly & Robbie – June 18th

If you know of Sly & Robbie (and god help me if you don't), without ever hearing Heavyweight Dub Champion, you'd probably assume that based on their name they'd [...]

By |June 26, 2009|Comments Off on Heavyweight Dub Champion and Sly & Robbie – June 18th

Review: San Francisco Embraces its New BFF Band…Sleepy Sun @ GAMH, 6/19

Photos by: Nicole Browner

Earlier this year, I attended one of those Brightblack Morning Light showcases at Cafe Du Nord. It was so resolutely weird (both good and bad weird), [...]

By |June 23, 2009|6 Comments

Review: The Blacks @ The Rickshaw Stop, 6/18

Photos by: Julie Schuchard

Yes indie'd a sincere, sweaty performance out of your SF-based The Blacks. Also a CD release but yes, idie'd again (and proud of ourselves and clever [...]

By |June 22, 2009|Comments Off on Review: The Blacks @ The Rickshaw Stop, 6/18