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    Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough with Agapi Mou, Disciples of Markos and Inspector Gadje 10/15/11

Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough with Agapi Mou, Disciples of Markos and Inspector Gadje 10/15/11

Disciples of Markos

Opa! The music of the Balkans is alive and well in the Bay Area. All 3 of these bands are local and kind-hearted, the show was a [...]

By |October 18, 2011|Comments Off on Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough with Agapi Mou, Disciples of Markos and Inspector Gadje 10/15/11
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    Shannon and the Clams play CCR at the Lobot Gallery with Uzi Rash as the Undertones, Younger Lovers as the Go-Go’s and Primary Colors as Siouxsie and the Banshees 10/13/11

Shannon and the Clams play CCR at the Lobot Gallery with Uzi Rash as the Undertones, Younger Lovers as the Go-Go’s and Primary Colors as Siouxsie and the Banshees 10/13/11

Shannon and the Clams as CCR - Is that John Fogerty?

Blurry but beautiful times at Oakland's Lobot Gallery last Thursday. This was a Halloween party of sorts with [...]

By |October 17, 2011|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams play CCR at the Lobot Gallery with Uzi Rash as the Undertones, Younger Lovers as the Go-Go’s and Primary Colors as Siouxsie and the Banshees 10/13/11
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    Mekons and Barbary Ghosts at the Swedish American Hall 9/30/11

Mekons and Barbary Ghosts at the Swedish American Hall 9/30/11

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"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of Rock and Roll" - Lester Bangs

Amen Lester, RIP. This is the 6th year Mekons have [...]

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    Review & Photos: Hella fun rock tribute night, with the Minks, Jean Genies and Total B.S. @ The Starry Plough, 9/23/11

Review & Photos: Hella fun rock tribute night, with the Minks, Jean Genies and Total B.S. @ The Starry Plough, 9/23/11

Why didn't anyone tell me that SF had an all female Kinks cover band?! Well actually the bass player is a dude, but regardless the Minks stole the show. [...]

By |September 27, 2011|22 Comments
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    Review & Photos: Mama Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with Uzi Rash, Dikes of Holland and Battle Stations, 9/22/11

Review & Photos: Mama Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with Uzi Rash, Dikes of Holland and Battle Stations, 9/22/11

Dikes of Holland

Hatz off to Oakland's Mama Buzz cafe. For tonite she brought the goodz. Fuck 1st Fridays, here's to 4th Thursdays. 3 great bands, Lagunitas IPA, and a [...]

By |September 26, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Mama Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with Uzi Rash, Dikes of Holland and Battle Stations, 9/22/11
  • Red Pony Clock 9/8/11 @ The Hemlock
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    Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Last Thursday at the Hemlock, Elephant Sixers the Ladybug Transistor made magic and even helped to reunite some long lost family members. Oxnard’s finest, Sea Lions, and San Diego’s [...]

By |September 12, 2011|Comments Off on Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Review & Photos: Guided by Voices, Girls, Ty Segall among many highlights at FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park, 9/3/11

Photos by Tod Seelie

The Northern Californian antipathy toward Southern California (and concurrent Southern Californian indifference toward us Northerners) is as cliche as it is preposterous, though, as a NorCal [...]

By |September 11, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Guided by Voices, Girls, Ty Segall among many highlights at FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park, 9/3/11
  • R. Stevie Moore + Ariel Pink 8/30/11
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    Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Monday's double-header showcasing R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink's recent musical affair also featured local kaleidoscopic pop wizard Kelley Stoltz for the second night of a two-part "secret" show. [...]

By |September 2, 2011|Comments Off on Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11
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    Photos/Review: Wooden Shjips debut ‘West’ in the right place @ Bottom of the Hill 8/18/11

Photos/Review: Wooden Shjips debut ‘West’ in the right place @ Bottom of the Hill 8/18/11

For the past few months, a press copy of West has been the only CD in my car. I've probably cycled through it at least fifty times. With its [...]

By |August 22, 2011|Comments Off on Photos/Review: Wooden Shjips debut ‘West’ in the right place @ Bottom of the Hill 8/18/11
  • White Cloud @ Regional Bias 2011
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    Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Regional Bias 2011 took place Saturday night, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. All four bands ruled, with the only bittersweet element being the [...]

Review & Photos: Oh, to Live on Sugar Mountain

I finally made it to Oakland's Sugar Mountain last Thursday (8/4/11). It's just next door to my favorite freak scene, The Ghost Town Gallery. Fittingly, Uzi Rash broke my [...]

By |August 8, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Oh, to Live on Sugar Mountain
  • Dntel at the Rickshaw Stop, 8/3/11
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    Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

On Wednesday, The Rickshaw Stop hosted a great bedroom pop triple bill: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic.

I arrived halfway through the ambient guitar work of Geotic, the [...]

By |August 5, 2011|Comments Off on Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11