A night of nostalgia: Black Flag at Brick and Mortar

Photo by Erin Dage

A large half circle encompassed the majority of the floor of Brick and Mortar as Violence Creeps’ Amber Feigel stood in the center of the room, [...]

By |May 23, 2014|Comments Off on A night of nostalgia: Black Flag at Brick and Mortar
  • Damien Jurado @ The Independent 5/21/14 - photo by Nicole Browner
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    Damien Jurado’s acoustic set silences the sold-out Independent

Damien Jurado’s acoustic set silences the sold-out Independent

This may be a bold statement to make, but I have long believed Damien Jurado to be one of the best living songwriters. Okay, you're probably asking yourself, "Who [...]

By |May 21, 2014|Comments Off on Damien Jurado’s acoustic set silences the sold-out Independent

SF MusicTech Summit bridges the gap between tech and music

Every year, hundreds of people from around the country (and around the world) come together in an effort to bridge the boundaries between music and tech at the annual San [...]

By |May 21, 2014|Comments Off on SF MusicTech Summit bridges the gap between tech and music

Photos: Maximo Park at the Rickshaw Stop

Brit alt rockers Maximo Park have been around a long time. Fourteen years, to be exact. In this time, they've released five solid LPs — a discography that the [...]

By |May 16, 2014|Comments Off on Photos: Maximo Park at the Rickshaw Stop

Review & Photos: Morrissey at the SJ Civic

It happened. We all joked that it couldn’t possibly happen, but Morrissey actually showed up for a show in the Bay Area!

Morrissey puts a lot of effort into music/visuals [...]

By |May 9, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Morrissey at the SJ Civic

Decades in, Brian Jonestown Massacre still sounds damn good

The Brian Jonestown Massacre opened last night's show with "Whoever You Are," from 1997's Give It Back, and gifted us "Jennifer" from 1998's equally masterful Strung Out in Heaven. We [...]

By |May 9, 2014|1 Comment

Glasgow rock stars Franz Ferdinand tear up the Fox Theater

(Photos by Gary Magill)

It's been a decade since Franz Ferdinand released their self-titled debut album and dropped the bomb that was "Take Me Out". After the music video received [...]

By |April 30, 2014|Comments Off on Glasgow rock stars Franz Ferdinand tear up the Fox Theater
  • Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Great American Music Hall 4/28/14 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ GAMH

Review & Photos: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ GAMH

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

Led by Efrim Menuck of Godspeed! You Black Emperor fame, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (SMZ) are one of the last remaining post-rock bands with any [...]

By |April 29, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ GAMH

Tokyo Police Club feeling the love at The Independent

Photos by Jon Ching

After spending forty-five minutes looking for parking around Divisadero Street (paying for a lot would be too easy, after all) and finally settling for a questionable [...]

By |April 29, 2014|Comments Off on Tokyo Police Club feeling the love at The Independent
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    Hurray for the Riff Raff bring southern charm to The Independent

Hurray for the Riff Raff bring southern charm to The Independent

Alynda Lee Segarra doesn’t even seem real.

Never mind that she is standing before a sold-out crowd at The Independent in several layers of black eyeliner, no doubt inspired by [...]

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Review: The Men at the Rickshaw Stop bring out the dudes

Photos by Erin Dage

Brooklyn’s the Men have been active since 2008, and in those six years have consistently produced five studio albums that range from abrasive noise rock to [...]

By |April 23, 2014|Comments Off on Review: The Men at the Rickshaw Stop bring out the dudes
  • tUnE-yArDs @ TheChapel, 4/21/14 - Photo by Jon Ching
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    tUnE-yArDs’ return to the stage showcases terrific new songs

tUnE-yArDs’ return to the stage showcases terrific new songs

tUnE-yArDs played The Chapel last night to a lucky select few who either caught wind of the last minute show announcement in time to grab tickets online or those [...]

By |April 22, 2014|1 Comment