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 [...]

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Photos: The Districts at the Great American Music Hall

The Districts (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Wednesday night, October 14, 2015, saw rock band The Districts bring their sweet sounds to the Great American Music Hall.  Brittany O'Brien was on scene to take [...]

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    Review & Photos: Lianne La Havas awes two sold out shows at The Independent

Review & Photos: Lianne La Havas awes two sold out shows at The Independent

Lianne La Havas (photo: Lorisa Salvatin)

Photos and words by Lorisa Salvatin

A line forms at The Independent an hour and a half before the doors open.  Above it, a marquee [...]

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Photos: ZZ Ward at The Fillmore

ZZ Ward (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Pulling into the Bay for one of the final shows on her Love and War Tour, ZZ Ward played to a packed house at The Fillmore on Sunday [...]

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Photos: Hippo Campus at the Great American Music Hall

Hippo Campus (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Last Friday, October 9, 2015, hailing from Woodbury, Minnesota, rock band Hippo Campus performed at the Great American Music Hall in support of the recently re-christened JR. [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Oct 7 — Oct 13

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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Photos: The Mynabirds at the Swedish American Hall

The Mynabirds (photo: Ian Young)

Laura Burhenn spent all of last year wandering the globe to get inspiration for The Mynabirds’ new album, Lovers Know.  Last night, Laura’s wandering brought [...]

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Snapshots from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015

Robyn Hitchcock & The Sadies playing Sweetheart of the Rodeo and other delights

Here are some pictures our MBL took during last weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015.

Waco Brothers

Walter Salas Humara [...]

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    Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Yesterday, SXSW proudly announced that Anheuser-Busch will sponsor this year's music orgy -- pretty gross. You hope to see something new and exciting, and of course you will. You [...]

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Photos: Nick Diamonds at the Rickshaw Stop

Nick Diamonds (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Tuesday night, October 6, 2015, multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Thorburn performed at the Rickshaw Stop under his moniker Nick Diamonds.  The singer has fronted numerous bands over the years, including [...]

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Photos: Hiatus Kaiyote at the Fillmore

Hiatus Kaiyote (photo: Lorisa Salvatin)

Photos and words by Lorisa Salvatin

On their 3rd stop to promote their latest album Choose Your Weapon, Hiatus Kaiyote drew in an eager audience at [...]

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Photos: Mikky Ekko, Transviolet at the Rickshaw Stop

Mikky Ekko (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Last Saturday, October 5, 2015, saw Louisiana artist Mikky Ekko's first headlining tour come to the Rickshaw Stop.  It was also the first time that he sold [...]

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