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    Review: The Better Maker, Twin Steps, Jail Weddings at Hemlock Tavern

Review: The Better Maker, Twin Steps, Jail Weddings at Hemlock Tavern

Brothers and sisters, bros and chicks, Californians everywhere! Let us lay down our arms and put an end to this silly fighting, for I have found a band worth [...]

By |June 19, 2012|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Temescal Street Cinema returns with Will Sprott! PLUS Guantanamo Baywatch, Chuckleberries and Courtney & the Crushers at the White Horse AND the art of Max Nordile 6/14/12

Review & Photos: Temescal Street Cinema returns with Will Sprott! PLUS Guantanamo Baywatch, Chuckleberries and Courtney & the Crushers at the White Horse AND the art of Max Nordile 6/14/12

Portland's Guantanamo Baywatch closed out a perfectly orchestrated Thursday evening in Berkeley. It all began at 8pm, opening night of Temescal Street Cinema, where Will Sprott played a [...]

By |June 18, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Temescal Street Cinema returns with Will Sprott! PLUS Guantanamo Baywatch, Chuckleberries and Courtney & the Crushers at the White Horse AND the art of Max Nordile 6/14/12
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    Review & Photos: Japandroids, Cadence Weapon @ The Independent, 6/14/12

Review & Photos: Japandroids, Cadence Weapon @ The Independent, 6/14/12

There was a fleeting moment Thursday night — about two songs into Japandroid’s sold-out set — when I began to worry that the cavernous belly of the Independent might [...]

  • Uzi Rash 6/13/12 - photo by Mike G
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    Photos: Buffalo Tooth, Uzi Rash, Poor Sons @ Elbo Room 06/13/12

Photos: Buffalo Tooth, Uzi Rash, Poor Sons @ Elbo Room 06/13/12

It's no surprise that Eric Kang of Poor Sons is also in Buffalo Tooth, as the bands share the same basic premise: psych rock that eschews the tinny retro [...]

By |June 18, 2012|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Signs of life in Berkeley — Greg Ashley, Cracked Ice, Disappearing People @ Space Lounge, 6/8/12

Review & Photos: Signs of life in Berkeley — Greg Ashley, Cracked Ice, Disappearing People @ Space Lounge, 6/8/12

The Saturn Cafe spawns new life in Berkeley with the opening of the Space Lounge. The Santa Cruz-based vegetarian diner brought quite the interesting line-up to downtown Berkeley. [...]

By |June 15, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Signs of life in Berkeley — Greg Ashley, Cracked Ice, Disappearing People @ Space Lounge, 6/8/12
  • Here We Go Magic at The Independent, 6-12-12 - photo by Roman Gokhman 2
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    Review & Video: Here We Go Magic, Harriet @ The Independent, 6/12/12

Review & Video: Here We Go Magic, Harriet @ The Independent, 6/12/12

There is a very certain type of music lover who will be a fan of Here We Go Magic. This person must meet all three of the following conditions: [...]

By |June 15, 2012|1 Comment
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    Photos: Sea of Bees, Sonny + the Sunsets, more perform at Huichica Music Festival 6/2/12

Photos: Sea of Bees, Sonny + the Sunsets, more perform at Huichica Music Festival 6/2/12

Photos and review by Lauren Sloss and Jackie Andrews

Saturday's Huichica Music Festival at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma was a seemingly impossible combination of factors. A beautiful setting! [...]

By |June 12, 2012|Comments Off on Photos: Sea of Bees, Sonny + the Sunsets, more perform at Huichica Music Festival 6/2/12
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    Review: Teen Daze, The One AM Radio, Giraffage, Slow Magic @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/6/12

Review: Teen Daze, The One AM Radio, Giraffage, Slow Magic @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/6/12

MacBook Pros and MIDI controllers were the weapons of choice at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday night, where fans of beat-laden electronic music gathered in droves to groove out [...]

By |June 11, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Teen Daze, The One AM Radio, Giraffage, Slow Magic @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/6/12
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    Review: Beerijuana, Smooth Sailing, Granted Earth @ The Blank Club, SJ, 5/30/12

Review: Beerijuana, Smooth Sailing, Granted Earth @ The Blank Club, SJ, 5/30/12

The name Beerijuana practically begs for a snarky remark — or 27 — or 420... Heh. But the fact of the matter is, unfortunate name or not, these guys [...]

By |June 5, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Beerijuana, Smooth Sailing, Granted Earth @ The Blank Club, SJ, 5/30/12
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    Review & Videos: The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, The Family Crest @ The Fillmore, 6/3/12

Review & Videos: The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, The Family Crest @ The Fillmore, 6/3/12

At the final of three sold-out shows at The Fillmore, Sunday, Seattle folkies The Head and the Heart’s keyboardist Kenny Hensley was positioned far stage-left -- out of the [...]

By |June 5, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Videos: The Head and the Heart, The Moondoggies, The Family Crest @ The Fillmore, 6/3/12
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    The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12

The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12

Guantanamo Baywatch's Chevelle Wiseman was mysteriously strutting around Vitus on Saturday. I've been obsessed with the band since March. Their shows in Austin and soon after at [...]

By |May 31, 2012|Comments Off on The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12
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    Review & Photos: Friday Night Freak Fest — Michael Hurley, Avengers and the return of the Ghost Town Gallery, 5/25/12

Review & Photos: Friday Night Freak Fest — Michael Hurley, Avengers and the return of the Ghost Town Gallery, 5/25/12

Michael Hurley played the Great American Music Hall on Friday night opening for Cass McCombs. Hurley aka Snock is truly one of a kind. His First Songs [...]

By |May 30, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Friday Night Freak Fest — Michael Hurley, Avengers and the return of the Ghost Town Gallery, 5/25/12