Noise Pop Review: Versus, Telekinesis, The Love Language, Burnt Ones

Photos by: Agata Kamler

For all of my interest in pushing things forward, I've recently felt something of a compulsion back to the familiar comfort zone of catchy rock-pop songs. [...]

By |February 24, 2011|2 Comments

Noise Pop Review: Geographer, Butterfly Bones, K.Flay, Funeral Party

Photos by: Anna Gazdowicz

It is seemingly customary for any Noise Pop show to look like a bit of a head-scratcher on paper. Typically when I see a Noise Pop [...]

By |February 24, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Review: Geographer, Butterfly Bones, K.Flay, Funeral Party

Scenes from the 2011 Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Art Auction, with Thao & Mirah

The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp serves a great purpose: empowering young girls through music. On Friday 2/4/11, it appeared that many others agreed with this idea, as the [...]

By |February 14, 2011|Comments Off on Scenes from the 2011 Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Art Auction, with Thao & Mirah

Let’s Lynch the Landlord: Dead Kennedys in Oakland 2/4/11

East Bay Ray!!!!

San Francisco music history is all too often focused on Jefferson Airplane and the Dead. It is easy to forget that San Francisco spawned hardcore [...]

By |February 10, 2011|6 Comments

Review & Photos: Deerhoof, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Fred Frith & Phillip Greenlief @ Great American Music Hall, 1/28/11

Photos by Charlie Homo

It would be hard to overstate Deerhoof's accomplishments during their ten-plus year run. The numbers alone are exceptional: nine albums, two EPs, countless singles, collaborations, and [...]

By |February 1, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Deerhoof, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Fred Frith & Phillip Greenlief @ Great American Music Hall, 1/28/11

Dripping Ceilings: Monotonix at Rickshaw Stop with Ty Segall and Nodzzz

Sometimes I feel like I've seen it all with Rock and Roll, but when I first saw Monotonix at Treasure Island last year I realized I was wrong (again). [...]

By |January 31, 2011|2 Comments

London Calling: Chuck Prophet’s Spanish Bombs at the Great American Music Hall, 1/29/11

I was 13 when my 20-year-old brother saw The Clash without me. Heartbroken, I drank enough vodka to puke in grandma's bed and pass out on the floor. I [...]

By |January 31, 2011|Comments Off on London Calling: Chuck Prophet’s Spanish Bombs at the Great American Music Hall, 1/29/11

Is there hope post-KUSF?

I've been out more than usual this past week since KUSF was ripped from the airwaves. Can we save the next band from calling it quits or the [...]

By |January 26, 2011|2 Comments

Rachel Fannan, Outlaw, Greg Ashley, White Manna at Elbo Room 1/19/11

I could barely get out of bed. South Park had me in the zone. Cartman's hand was Jennifer Lopez. Then I thought about KUSF (90.3) and how I [...]

By |January 25, 2011|Comments Off on Rachel Fannan, Outlaw, Greg Ashley, White Manna at Elbo Room 1/19/11

Young Prisms saturate the Bottom of the Hill for their LP release 1/19/11

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

When the dust clears, album release shows -- much like prom nights, or say, New Year's Eve goings on -- can have a calculated emotion about [...]

By |January 24, 2011|Comments Off on Young Prisms saturate the Bottom of the Hill for their LP release 1/19/11

Review + Photos: Still Flyin’, Social Studies, La Corde @ Rickshaw 1/14

Still Flyin' grandstanded the audience at Rickshaw last Friday night, flooding the stage with two percussionists, three backup singers and some epic dance songs. Jamming through songs off their [...]

By |January 20, 2011|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Still Flyin’, Social Studies, La Corde @ Rickshaw 1/14

PUBLIC ENEMY at Yoshis?!

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 3rd record, Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy brought the noize to SF's Yoshis this past weekend. It just so happened [...]

By |January 19, 2011|Comments Off on PUBLIC ENEMY at Yoshis?!