Review & Photos: Strung Out on Sunday – August 17, 2008

Let's talk about strings...baby.

Ball of Fire:

Like ninety-eight percent of you, I entered one of those grotesquely violet stadium theaters to view the Dark Knight last month. After hearing bits [...]

By |August 29, 2008|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Strung Out on Sunday – August 17, 2008

Review: Chantelle Tibbs at El Rio, Aug. 5

"Your relationship failed / and nobody cares," reminded Chantelle Tibbs on Tuesday, August 5. Damn, lady. Couldn't have said it better myself.

The first time I had the pleasure of [...]

By |August 15, 2008|4 Comments

Review: Darker My Love, Mammatus, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound @ Rickshaw Stop – July 24, 2008

Thursday, the twenty-fourth of July, year of our Lord two thousand and eight. All told, a shitty afternoon for me. In the interest of conveying to you the extent [...]

By |August 8, 2008|Comments Off on Review: Darker My Love, Mammatus, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound @ Rickshaw Stop – July 24, 2008

Review: The New Centuries, Tartufi, The Aimless Never Miss, Silian Rail @ The Starry Plough – July 25, 2008

Some of the best experimental indie rock the Bay Area has to offer was on showcase last Friday at Berkeley's Starry Plough - the New Centuries headlined, alongside Thread [...]

By |July 30, 2008|Comments Off on Review: The New Centuries, Tartufi, The Aimless Never Miss, Silian Rail @ The Starry Plough – July 25, 2008

Review: Rykarda Parasol live at the Uptown – July 12, 2008

Rykarda Parasol headlined a bill at the Uptown in Oakland on Saturday July 12 that was notable for both its eclectic mix and darkly classic feel. The local blogs [...]

By |July 25, 2008|2 Comments

Low Red Land, Death to Anders at the Make-Out Room, June 8

Man, what a show. I missed Reduced to Ruin entirely, though, and only caught half of Death to Anders, a five-man outfit from LA.

Death to Anders: I will be [...]

By |June 27, 2008|Comments Off on Low Red Land, Death to Anders at the Make-Out Room, June 8

The Parties, Dora Flood, Junior Panthers at Du Nord May 29

It was Sarah's last show as a member of The Parties and I'm sure she'll be missed playing that thing stage right--is that a Gibson? Anyway, The Parties, it [...]

Penny Arcade Celebrates 3rd Anniversary (aka Raul is One Sweet Dude)

Last Wednesday night I headed over to the Make-Out Room, admittedly a place I frequent much less since they scaled back their music calendar to mostly early evening shows [...]

By |June 13, 2008|Comments Off on Penny Arcade Celebrates 3rd Anniversary (aka Raul is One Sweet Dude)

Wednesday, 5/28 at Annie’s: Petracovich, Ray’s Vast Basement, The Physics of Meaning

It had been a little while since I'd seen a good show, and the lineup last Wednesday (5/28/08) at Annie's Social Club was an intriguing mix of Bay Bridged [...]

Review: Girls, Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, Port O’Brien

So maybe going to the Rickshaw Stop to catch the latest stop on the Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin/Port O'Brien tour wasn't the best way to beat the [...]

By |May 21, 2008|Comments Off on Review: Girls, Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin, Port O’Brien

Morning Benders @ 330 Ritch — Oh very young. . .

More photos from this show can be seen at the bottom of the post.

Shall we agree that the simple act of pairing the adjective "independent" to the noun "music" [...]

Review: 4-30 at the Hemlock: Master/Slave; Vows; Pants, Pants, Pants

The ever sartorial Matt Jones . . . so let us begin at evening's ending, yes? Dressed down, as it were, in a sport coat, our Jones, the mensch, [...]