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    Review & Photos: Sleepless Nights — The 12th Annual Gram Parsons Tribute @ Great American Music Hall, 1/18/13

Review & Photos: Sleepless Nights — The 12th Annual Gram Parsons Tribute @ Great American Music Hall, 1/18/13

Eric Shea with Sweet Chariot

Eric Shea looks like the nicest Hells Angel, or so declared Jill Olson. Jill played twice on Saturday. She kicked off the evening [...]

By |January 20, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Sleepless Nights — The 12th Annual Gram Parsons Tribute @ Great American Music Hall, 1/18/13
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    Review & Photos: Parquet Courts, White Fence, CCR Headcleaner @ Great American Music Hall, 1/16/14

Review & Photos: Parquet Courts, White Fence, CCR Headcleaner @ Great American Music Hall, 1/16/14

Photos by: Ryan McDonald

Last night's sold-out Parquet Courts/White Fence show at Great American Music Hall is the kind of lineup that builds great expectations. And yet, throughout the sometimes [...]

By |January 17, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Parquet Courts, White Fence, CCR Headcleaner @ Great American Music Hall, 1/16/14

Wild Cub plays Rickshaw Stop for 2013's last Popscene

I fell in love with "Thunder Clatter" on the heels of a breakup. It's a song about unexpectedly falling into an earth-shattering love. The idea that despite my own [...]

By |December 23, 2013|Comments Off on Wild Cub plays Rickshaw Stop for 2013's last Popscene
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    Strobe lights & fog machines: Holograms take on Bottom of the Hill

Strobe lights & fog machines: Holograms take on Bottom of the Hill

The Bottom of the Hill is empty as Holograms take the stage for their soundcheck. There is a calmness in the air as supporting bands G. Green and TV [...]

By |December 20, 2013|Comments Off on Strobe lights & fog machines: Holograms take on Bottom of the Hill

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