Chance the Rapper shines at Regency Ballroom

Chance, Acid Rapper (and as of yet, unproven soccer hacky sacker), nabbed the headlining spot last night at the Regency Ballroom. Following a set by DJ Rashad, Chance took [...]

By |December 20, 2013|1 Comment
  • Andrew Bird - Gezelligheid performance, by Paige K. Parsons
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    Photos: Andrew Bird was "extra extra cozy" at Congregation Sherith Israel

Photos: Andrew Bird was "extra extra cozy" at Congregation Sherith Israel

Photos by: Paige K. Parsons

Each winter, Andrew Bird treats a few select cities to special “Gezelligheid” performances. This year, San Francisco was lucky enough to be on the list, [...]

By |December 19, 2013|Comments Off on Photos: Andrew Bird was "extra extra cozy" at Congregation Sherith Israel
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    Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

This past June, when Mount Kimbie performed at The Independent, I'm pretty sure everyone was thinking the same thing I was: "How awesome would it be if King Krule [...]

By |December 18, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13
  • Swearin @ Rickshaw Stop 12/2/13 - photo by Nicole L Browner
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    Review & Photos: Waxahatchee, Swearin' @ Rickshaw Stop, 12/2/13

Review & Photos: Waxahatchee, Swearin' @ Rickshaw Stop, 12/2/13

Swearin', who took stage at the Rickshaw Stop on Monday night, is the band Pink Slip wanted to be. The Philadelphian/Brooklyn punk pop project of Allison Crutchfield packs all the [...]

By |December 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Waxahatchee, Swearin' @ Rickshaw Stop, 12/2/13
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    Review & Photos: A Thanksgiving bounty, with Comets on Fire, Yea-Ming, Week of Wonders

Review & Photos: A Thanksgiving bounty, with Comets on Fire, Yea-Ming, Week of Wonders

Last Tuesday, November 26, Santa Cruz noise rockers Comets on Fire played their first Oakland show in six years. The mighty Stranded Records managed to set it up [...]

By |December 3, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: A Thanksgiving bounty, with Comets on Fire, Yea-Ming, Week of Wonders
  • Julianna Barwick @ The Chapel 11/26/13 - photo by Nicole L Browner
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    Review: Julianna Barwick, Mark McGuire @ The Chapel, 11/26/13

Review: Julianna Barwick, Mark McGuire @ The Chapel, 11/26/13

Last night, The Chapel may as well have been a spiritual gathering.

Julianna Barwick's vocal performance is shape-shifting, whether it's in the high-ceilinged Austin church in which I first witnessed [...]

By |November 27, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Julianna Barwick, Mark McGuire @ The Chapel, 11/26/13

Review & Photos: The Entrance Band & Sam Flax at The Chapel

Photos by: Ryan McDonald

Before the headlining act took the stage, Sam Flax and his band stirred the crowd with a burning blend of synth-pop and guitar rock. With all members looking [...]

By |November 25, 2013|1 Comment

Review & Photos: Geographer @ Bimbo's, 11/23/13

Geographer is polished. The San Francisco trio, who had been on the road until last night's final junction at Bimbo's, played a flawless set to the hometown crowd. The group's [...]

By |November 25, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Geographer @ Bimbo's, 11/23/13
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    Review & Photos: The Flamin' Groovies, The Sloths, The Rave Ups @ The New Parish, 11/20/13

Review & Photos: The Flamin' Groovies, The Sloths, The Rave Ups @ The New Parish, 11/20/13

The Sloths

The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965. Guitarist and vocalist Roy Loney left the band in '71 and formed the Phantom Movers in '79. [...]

By |November 22, 2013|2 Comments

Review: Moonface @ Swedish American Hall, 11/19/13

Curling piano riffs and looming heartache fill the songs of Julia With Blue Jeans On, the latest LP from Canadian songwriter Spencer Krug, who performed Tuesday night under his [...]

By |November 21, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Moonface @ Swedish American Hall, 11/19/13

Review & Photos: Lil B @ The Regency Ballroom, 11/15/13

For Lil B, the 24 year old Berkeley rapper, the internet has always been the place where his relentless productivity found an audience with the thirst to absorb nearly [...]

By |November 18, 2013|1 Comment

Review: Audacity, Hunters at The Hotel Utah Saloon

The trek to the Hotel Utah Saloon is not an easy (or particularly safe) one. It’s deep inside SOMA and its foreboding location (and history) presupposes a gritty, raucous [...]

By |November 18, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Audacity, Hunters at The Hotel Utah Saloon