Karina Denike, Ramshackle Romeos at the Rite Spot 5/9

Karina Denike has been singing and performing locally and beyond since she fronted the East Bay ska group Dance Hall Crashers in the 1990's. Since then she has [...]

Tussle, Javelin, Bronze – Rickshaw Stop 5/6

Photos by: Charlie Homo

So, I get it - indie rock/electro duos and trios are multiplying like rabbits dosed up on viagra right now. Sleigh Bells, Matt and Kim, [...]

By |May 13, 2010|4 Comments

Review: Greg Ashley, The Wolf, Mad Rivers, Nectarine Pie + more @ Ghost Town 5/7

The Ghost Town split itself open for May's First Friday to expose 7 of the bands that call this gallery home. Like some visible man anatomy model of my [...]

By |May 12, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Greg Ashley, The Wolf, Mad Rivers, Nectarine Pie + more @ Ghost Town 5/7

Photos: The Dodos test new songs at ‘Coffee Shop Series’ 5/8

As part of Verizon's Coffee Shop Series, The Dodos offered up a preliminary peak of new material last Sunday, to the near-full Victorian Theater on 16th Street. Equipped with [...]

Review: Wallpaper., OONA @ The Independent, 5/7

Photos by: Anna Gazdowicz

OONA kicked off an East Bay artists' dance party at the Independent Friday night with full band in tow. Oona Garthwaite has been honing her [...]

By |May 10, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Wallpaper., OONA @ The Independent, 5/7

Review: The Mantles, Weekend @ Rickshaw 5/4

Photos by Nicole Browner
Minutes before the show began, Weekend's drummer, Taylor Valentino, came rushing onto the empty stage, dropping his backpack behind his kit. He meticulously adjusted his drums [...]

Review: Mi Ami release ‘Steal Your Face’ with Baths, Ecoli at Amnesia 4/29

Photos by Rachel Keenan and Nicole Browner

Maybe it was Amnesia's ruby-red glow properly enveloping The Baths' 60s tinged dark-gaze that did it. Having now seen them on multiple occasions, [...]

By |May 4, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Mi Ami release ‘Steal Your Face’ with Baths, Ecoli at Amnesia 4/29

Review: Tiny Television, Chambers at Cafe du Nord 4/24

Chambers opened the night at Cafe du Nord this past Sunday, launching the crowd into deep space with synthesizer and guitar layers that encompassed reverberated, cavernous vocals. Appropriately, singer [...]

By |April 28, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Tiny Television, Chambers at Cafe du Nord 4/24

Spoon finish tour with sold-out show at the Fox

Photos by: Charlie Homo

It's a particularly long musical interlude, and Britt Daniel has taken off his short leather jacket, revealing his standard concert ensemble of tight pants and fitted [...]

By |April 16, 2010|Comments Off on Spoon finish tour with sold-out show at the Fox

Show Review: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent 3/31

It was a show for the ages. The Morning Benders, with their new album, Big Echo, in tow, teamed up with their friends The Mumlers for a sonic [...]

By |April 2, 2010|Comments Off on Show Review: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent 3/31

Review: High Places, Mi Ami, Protect Me @ Rickshaw 3/24

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

Weeknights can be tough on the concertgoer, and pushing the time limit you'll allow yourself to stay out often requires absorbing enough energy from the band [...]

By |March 31, 2010|Comments Off on Review: High Places, Mi Ami, Protect Me @ Rickshaw 3/24

Holly Miranda, Foxtail Somersault, and Tortured Genies @ Cafe Du Nord, 3/9

A friend of mine from SoCal told me to check out Holly Miranda (because she is awesome, I was told) at the Fox. Scheduling conflicts prevented that from [...]

By |March 17, 2010|Comments Off on Holly Miranda, Foxtail Somersault, and Tortured Genies @ Cafe Du Nord, 3/9