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    Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Regional Bias 2011 took place Saturday night, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. All four bands ruled, with the only bittersweet element being the [...]

Review & Photos: Oh, to Live on Sugar Mountain

I finally made it to Oakland's Sugar Mountain last Thursday (8/4/11). It's just next door to my favorite freak scene, The Ghost Town Gallery. Fittingly, Uzi Rash broke my [...]

By |August 8, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Oh, to Live on Sugar Mountain
  • Dntel at the Rickshaw Stop, 8/3/11
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    Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

On Wednesday, The Rickshaw Stop hosted a great bedroom pop triple bill: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic.

I arrived halfway through the ambient guitar work of Geotic, the [...]

By |August 5, 2011|Comments Off on Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

Photos & Recap: 2011 Woodsist Fest in Big Sur, 7/30-7/31/11

Photos by Nicole Browner and Ben Van Houten

Last weekend in Big Sur, Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!))) teamed up to present the sublimely wonderful 2011 Woodsist Fest. These photos [...]

By |August 3, 2011|2 Comments

Nick Waterhouse, Group Doueh, Mark Gergis at the Rickshaw Stop 7/1/11

Arriving at 9pm there was a rare Rickshaw line formed outside. Inside the soon to be packed room, Oakland's Mark Gergis was spinning the ultimate in obscure world [...]

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Review & Photos: Emily Bonn & The Vivants, Diana Jones, The Wild Reeds, Old Man Ludecke @ Amnesia, 6/16

Emily Bonn and the Vivants - "Riot At The Rite Spot"

In a recent column I implied that the scene around Amnesia might have lost some of its vitality. [...]

By |June 20, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Emily Bonn & The Vivants, Diana Jones, The Wild Reeds, Old Man Ludecke @ Amnesia, 6/16

Review & Photos: Spencey Dude and the Doodles, King Tuff and Times New Viking @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/11

Don't know how I missed SF's Spencey Dude and the Doodles this long. They've been doing their thing since 2005 at least, and even recorded with my hero, Greg [...]

By |June 16, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Spencey Dude and the Doodles, King Tuff and Times New Viking @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/11

SF Popfest 2011: Slumberland Records showcase @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/28/11

Saturday night's Slumberland Records showcase at the Rickshaw Stop was a mini-festival within SF Popfest 2011, like a set of Russian nesting dolls, or like something that's a smaller [...]

By |June 2, 2011|Comments Off on SF Popfest 2011: Slumberland Records showcase @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/28/11

Photos & Review: Doing Dylan @ Ashkenaz, 5/26/11

Country Joe McDonald

Bob turned 70 last Tuesday. Maybe San Francisco didn't notice, but over at Ashkenaz the room was at capacity by 9pm. Dozens of local artists paid respects [...]

By |June 1, 2011|6 Comments

SF Popfest 2011: Dominant Legs, Aberdeen, Motifs, Sweater Girls @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/26/11

SF Popfest's modest yet powerful sense of community rang true during Thursday's festivities, when Dominant Legs were joined by Aberdeen, the Motifs, and Sweater Girls at Cafe du Nord.

If you [...]

By |May 31, 2011|Comments Off on SF Popfest 2011: Dominant Legs, Aberdeen, Motifs, Sweater Girls @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/26/11

SF Popfest 2011: The Black Ryder, Blackbird Blackbird, White Arrows, Wolf Feet @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/25/11

SF Popfest kicked off last Wednesday with a diverse night of winning acts. After Wolf Feet started the evening with a set of sunglasses-equipped party rock (including a [...]

By |May 31, 2011|Comments Off on SF Popfest 2011: The Black Ryder, Blackbird Blackbird, White Arrows, Wolf Feet @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/25/11

Photos & Review: Joan as Police Woman @ Cafe Du Nord, 5/25/11

Last week, we, reporters of local artists primarily, were sent down the always challenging steps of the Cafe Du Nord to cover Brooklyn's Fiery Furnaces. Why? Because it was [...]