Review: Savages, Duke Garwood at The Independent

Savages kicked off the first of two sold out shows at The Independent on Friday with opener Duke Garwood. Outside the venue, signs and security stressed a strict "no [...]

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    Review & Photos: Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions @ Fox Theater, 9/26/13

Review & Photos: Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions @ Fox Theater, 9/26/13

Arctic Monkeys roared through a raucous set during their first of two sold-out nights at the Fox on Thursday. Being a big fan, I got to the venue shortly [...]

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Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ The Fillmore 9/26/2013

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When Unknown Mortal Orchestra co-headlined Phono del Sol (along with SF's The Fresh & Onlys) in 2012, their set was pre-II, and thus pre-best of [...]

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Highlights from the 2013 Woodsist Festival, 9/22-9/23/13

This past weekend, a couple hundred devoted fans of Woodsist Records snaked up and down Highway 1 and spent two days at the Woodsist Festival in Big Sur. The [...]

By |September 27, 2013|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Michael Hurley, Vetiver, Magic Magic Roses @ Great American Music Hall, 9/25/13

Review & Photos: Michael Hurley, Vetiver, Magic Magic Roses @ Great American Music Hall, 9/25/13

Michael Hurley is my hero. 71 years old and still drawing in swarms of young, freak-folk followers. Officially co-headlining the evening, Hurley deservedly played last (and Vetiver [...]

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    Review: Porcelain Raft, The Tambo Rays @ Bottom of the Hill, 9/23/13

Review: Porcelain Raft, The Tambo Rays @ Bottom of the Hill, 9/23/13

I once read Porcelain Raft's lead singer Mauro Remiddi described as an "indie pop old soul," but last night at Bottom of the Hill I had completely forgotten. I knew [...]

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    Review & Photos: Woods, The Fresh & Onlys @ The Chapel 9/20/2013

Review & Photos: Woods, The Fresh & Onlys @ The Chapel 9/20/2013

Woods has claimed the title as ultimate zoned-out folk band with an edge; their meandering, acoustic epics are interjected by screaming reverb. At the risk of sounding trite, the [...]

By |September 24, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Woods, The Fresh & Onlys @ The Chapel 9/20/2013
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    Review & Videos: Bastille, Nightmare and the Cat, Little Daylight @ Great American Music Hall, 9/19/13

Review & Videos: Bastille, Nightmare and the Cat, Little Daylight @ Great American Music Hall, 9/19/13

For their first show of their previous tour in the U.S., England’s much hyped Bastille arrived in San Francisco with vocalist-band leader Dan Smith suffering with the flu. An [...]

By |September 24, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Videos: Bastille, Nightmare and the Cat, Little Daylight @ Great American Music Hall, 9/19/13
  • Wild Moth @ Thee Parkside 9/21/13 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Photos/Review: Wild Moth celebrates the release of 'Over, Again' @ Thee Parkside 9/21/13

Photos/Review: Wild Moth celebrates the release of 'Over, Again' @ Thee Parkside 9/21/13

What to say about Wild Moth's record release show at Thee Parkside last Saturday? Well, it wasn't for the faint of heart.

When The Bay Bridged booked Wild Moth to [...]

By |September 24, 2013|Comments Off on Photos/Review: Wild Moth celebrates the release of 'Over, Again' @ Thee Parkside 9/21/13

The Boulevard Ear; 9/21/13: Raging in a Quiet Corner

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings. What is it like to [...]

By |September 23, 2013|Comments Off on The Boulevard Ear; 9/21/13: Raging in a Quiet Corner
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    Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at America's Cup Pavilion

Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at America's Cup Pavilion

On Friday night, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros made their first appearance in the area since Sean Parker's wedding, and while America's Cup Pavilion wasn't as ridiculous as [...]

By |September 23, 2013|4 Comments
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    Review & Photos: Charles Bradley @ Great American Music Hall, 9/4/13

Review & Photos: Charles Bradley @ Great American Music Hall, 9/4/13

Last night, Charles Bradley — the self-proclaimed "Screaming Eagle of Soul" — landed at the Great American Music Hall for the first show of his two-day stint in San [...]

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