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    Review & Photos: Two Gallants, Akron/Family, & Future Twin at The Fillmore, 2/2/13

Review & Photos: Two Gallants, Akron/Family, & Future Twin at The Fillmore, 2/2/13

Two Gallants returned to The Fillmore last Saturday night for the first time since December 2008, marking a beautiful and emotional triumph following the band's slow ascent out of [...]

By |February 7, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Two Gallants, Akron/Family, & Future Twin at The Fillmore, 2/2/13

Review: Local Natives @ Fox Theater, 1/30/13

Right after L.A. buzz band Local Natives ripped through "Breakers", the super catchy single from their new album Hummingbird, singer/guitarist Taylor Rice said there were three reasons why their [...]

By |February 6, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Local Natives @ Fox Theater, 1/30/13
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    Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!

Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!

Last Saturday The Mallard put on their most impressive show to date. With a recent change in lineup, the blond is gone and Dylan is now full time on [...]

By |February 6, 2013|Comments Off on Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!
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    Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13

Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13

LA's Dengue Fever made a triumphunt bargain return to San Fran last Thursday. These past few years the band has mostly performed on New Year's -- very fun [...]

By |February 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13
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    Review: Geographer, Midi Matilda, On An On @ The Fillmore, 1/31/13

Review: Geographer, Midi Matilda, On An On @ The Fillmore, 1/31/13

"I remember when we couldn't even get a show in this town...and now we're at the FUCKING Fillmore," proclaimed Geographer frontman/guitarist/synth-master Michael Deni last Thursday night, during a banter-break [...]

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  • Father John Misty @ The Fillmore - 1/24/13 - photo by Paige K. Parsons
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    Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

In some ways, pairing The Walkmen with Father John Misty is the perfect bill, as both acts have a similar two-bottles-of-wine flavor to them. From Joshua Tillman’s (aka Father [...]

By |January 30, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13
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    Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

After milling about in an unusually long door queue, I wandered into Bottom of the Hill on Friday night smack in the middle of Oakland-via-Santa Cruz garage-surf foursome Meat [...]

By |January 24, 2013|1 Comment
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    Review and Photos: High On Fire, Goatwhore @ Slim's, 12/22/12

Review and Photos: High On Fire, Goatwhore @ Slim's, 12/22/12

'Twas December 22nd and all through the house, no one was sleeping cuz I was blasting High On Fire to get ready for the concert that night. I mean [...]

By |January 7, 2013|Comments Off on Review and Photos: High On Fire, Goatwhore @ Slim's, 12/22/12
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    Review: The Soft Moon, Group Rhoda @ The New Parish, 12/14/12

Review: The Soft Moon, Group Rhoda @ The New Parish, 12/14/12

The Soft Moon began their West Coast tour with Group Rhoda in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This past weekend, the bands celebrated the end of the world a week [...]

By |December 17, 2012|Comments Off on Review: The Soft Moon, Group Rhoda @ The New Parish, 12/14/12

Review & Photos: Death Grips @ Slim’s 12/3/12

Sacto punk-grime-rap duo Death Grips brought their aggressive live show to Slim’s last Monday. They blasted through a twelve song, sweat-soaked set while the mosh pit below them twisted [...]

By |December 12, 2012|3 Comments
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    Review & Photos: Bloc Party, Dum Dum Girls @ Fox Theater, 12/6/12

Review & Photos: Bloc Party, Dum Dum Girls @ Fox Theater, 12/6/12

Seven years after the release of their excellent debut album Silent Alarm, the crafty, angular British rock of Bloc Party continues to waffle between potent, post-punk influenced modern rock [...]

By |December 11, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Bloc Party, Dum Dum Girls @ Fox Theater, 12/6/12
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    Review & Photos: Delayed Thanksgivings with Greg Ashley, Pang @ The Night Light, 11/23/12

Review & Photos: Delayed Thanksgivings with Greg Ashley, Pang @ The Night Light, 11/23/12

I am thankful for Sex. I am thankful for Tequila. I am thankful for Greg Ashley and Pang at the Night Light. 'Twas the day after [...]

By |December 10, 2012|5 Comments