Review: Tune-Yards, Social Studies, Eux Autres, Knight School at Popfest, Rickshaw Stop 5/27/10

Photos by: Nic Buron

SF Popfest 2010 kicked off with a split bill of sorts at The Rickshaw Stop. NYC's Knight School and Eux Autres, from SF, offered variations on [...]

By |June 1, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Tune-Yards, Social Studies, Eux Autres, Knight School at Popfest, Rickshaw Stop 5/27/10

Review: Birds & Batteries, Judgement Day, Sister Crayon @ Rickshaw 5/28

Photos by: Irja Elisa

In a city with heavy feet, three bands expertly got the kids dancing at the Rickshaw Stop last Friday. Spinning Platters presented a lineup that was [...]

By |May 31, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Birds & Batteries, Judgement Day, Sister Crayon @ Rickshaw 5/28

Review: Kacey Johansing’s album release show, 5/19 at the Rickshaw Stop

Kacey Johansing - "Oh, Brother"

On Wednesday 5/19/2010, the Rickshaw Stop hosted a night of bands coming together to toast San Francisco singer/songwriter Kacey Johansing and the release of her debut [...]

By |May 25, 2010|2 Comments

Ian Curtis Memorial Show, Elbo Room, May 19th

Last Wednesday, May 18th, marked the 30th anniversary of the untimely suicide of Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Tortured by depression, a seizure disorder, a broken marriage and pressures [...]

By |May 24, 2010|Comments Off on Ian Curtis Memorial Show, Elbo Room, May 19th

Review: Fun., Audrye Sessions, Heartsounds at Slim’s 5/14

Photo by yesterdayjuice

Seeing a show headlined by a band called Fun. leads you to go into it with a certain set of expectations -- primarily that there's going to [...]

By |May 18, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Fun., Audrye Sessions, Heartsounds at Slim’s 5/14

Karina Denike, Ramshackle Romeos at the Rite Spot 5/9

Karina Denike has been singing and performing locally and beyond since she fronted the East Bay ska group Dance Hall Crashers in the 1990's. Since then she has [...]

Tussle, Javelin, Bronze – Rickshaw Stop 5/6

Photos by: Charlie Homo

So, I get it - indie rock/electro duos and trios are multiplying like rabbits dosed up on viagra right now. Sleigh Bells, Matt and Kim, [...]

By |May 13, 2010|4 Comments

Review: Greg Ashley, The Wolf, Mad Rivers, Nectarine Pie + more @ Ghost Town 5/7

The Ghost Town split itself open for May's First Friday to expose 7 of the bands that call this gallery home. Like some visible man anatomy model of my [...]

By |May 12, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Greg Ashley, The Wolf, Mad Rivers, Nectarine Pie + more @ Ghost Town 5/7

Photos: The Dodos test new songs at ‘Coffee Shop Series’ 5/8

As part of Verizon's Coffee Shop Series, The Dodos offered up a preliminary peak of new material last Sunday, to the near-full Victorian Theater on 16th Street. Equipped with [...]

Review: Wallpaper., OONA @ The Independent, 5/7

Photos by: Anna Gazdowicz

OONA kicked off an East Bay artists' dance party at the Independent Friday night with full band in tow. Oona Garthwaite has been honing her [...]

By |May 10, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Wallpaper., OONA @ The Independent, 5/7

Review: The Mantles, Weekend @ Rickshaw 5/4

Photos by Nicole Browner
Minutes before the show began, Weekend's drummer, Taylor Valentino, came rushing onto the empty stage, dropping his backpack behind his kit. He meticulously adjusted his drums [...]

Review: Mi Ami release ‘Steal Your Face’ with Baths, Ecoli at Amnesia 4/29

Photos by Rachel Keenan and Nicole Browner

Maybe it was Amnesia's ruby-red glow properly enveloping The Baths' 60s tinged dark-gaze that did it. Having now seen them on multiple occasions, [...]

By |May 4, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Mi Ami release ‘Steal Your Face’ with Baths, Ecoli at Amnesia 4/29