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    Review & Video: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros @ Greek Theatre, 9/7/12

Review & Video: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros @ Greek Theatre, 9/7/12

The magical quality of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is that the SoCal folk pop band always seems to be making it up as it goes along. Whether [...]

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Photos/Review: Refused, Sleigh Bells @ Fox Theater 8/31/12

Photos by Mark Pantoja

Usually I'm not big on hitting up the reunion tours of my favorite bands from years past. I figure if you missed it, well, you missed [...]

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    Review: WHY?, Doseone, Serengeti @ Great American Music Hall, 8/31/12

Review: WHY?, Doseone, Serengeti @ Great American Music Hall, 8/31/12

When lead singer Yoni Wolf stands at the front of the stage, glowing with white light, his eyes glaring over the crowded pit with a smirk and the legs [...]

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    Review: The Mountain Goats, The Dodos @ Front Porch Music Festival, 9/1/12

Review: The Mountain Goats, The Dodos @ Front Porch Music Festival, 9/1/12

Livermore’s Wente Vineyards, venerable for hosting big-name artists like John Fogerty, Sheryl Crow and Dianna Krall, went indie Saturday with a double-bill of The Mountain Goats and The Dodos.

The [...]

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    Review: Fundraiser at Bottom of the Hill with Enorchestra and Thee Oh Sees, 8/29/12 (plus the return of The Eagle!!)

Review: Fundraiser at Bottom of the Hill with Enorchestra and Thee Oh Sees, 8/29/12 (plus the return of The Eagle!!)

It was Wednesday night and the Bottom of the Hill was packed. Great music for a great cause. Blixa is the 4 year old son of Laurian [...]

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    Review & Video: Desaparecidos bring the righteous anger to Regency Ballroom, 8/29/12

Review & Video: Desaparecidos bring the righteous anger to Regency Ballroom, 8/29/12

Somewhere around the middle of the band's set on August 29 at the Regency Ballroom, a long-haired Conor Oberst addressed the audience.

"I've been watching the Republican National Convention," he [...]

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    Review & Photos: Scream contest — The Mallard, Wimps, Uzi Rash at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 8/17/12

Review & Photos: Scream contest — The Mallard, Wimps, Uzi Rash at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 8/17/12

SF's The Mallard opened up a screamy good night on Friday. Singer Greer McGettrick cut her arm halfway through the set and soon wore blood on her cheek [...]

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Photos & Tweets: The 2012 Outside Lands Music Festival

[Ed. note: The 2012 Outside Lands Festival brought a sold-out crowd to Golden Gate Park over the weekend for three days of big name acts across a multitude of [...]

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    Review & Videos: Fang Island @ Great American Music Hall, 8/7/12

Review & Videos: Fang Island @ Great American Music Hall, 8/7/12

Many Bay Area music fans may not yet be familiar with Brooklyn prog-rockers Fang Island, being that the trio made just its second San Francisco stopover, Tuesday at the [...]

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Review & Photos: Radio Moscow at Cafe Du Nord, 8/5/12

Wrapping up their third lengthy tour of 2012, Radio Moscow rolled into San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord on Sunday night, amped after a very successful run of shows across [...]

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    Review: Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" comes back, after all @ The Independent, 8/3/12

Review: Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" comes back, after all @ The Independent, 8/3/12

Live videos by Youtube user AdmiralNeeda

It’s been six years since Minneapolis alt-rockers Soul Asylum last released an album, their last with bassist Karl Mueller, who passed away from cancer [...]

By |August 6, 2012|2 Comments
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    Review & Photos: Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak @ Fox Theater, 7/27/12

Review & Photos: Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak @ Fox Theater, 7/27/12

Photos by: Nicole L. Browner

For about a minute, as the crowd stood in the dim light, raucously cheering and applauding after the Dirty Projectors walked off stage July 27 [...]

By |July 30, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak @ Fox Theater, 7/27/12