The Ferocious Few, MonBon, Can’t Find a Villain @ Elbo Room, 1/6

Humpday came and went, but the Elbo Room was full of great music Wednesday as people enjoyed a mild winter night in the Mission District with The Ferocious Few, [...]

By |January 11, 2010|Comments Off on The Ferocious Few, MonBon, Can’t Find a Villain @ Elbo Room, 1/6

The xx, Friendly Fires @ The Independent 11/22

Funky dance punk collided with an explicitly-charged, fresh new band when this UK dream team popped into our humble City.
By |November 26, 2009|Comments Off on The xx, Friendly Fires @ The Independent 11/22

Thao wows at the Independent Sat 11/21

Returning from a six week national tour, a well-seasoned Thao with The Get Down Stay Down encountered a sold out hometown crowd on Saturday night, a surefire sign that [...]

By |November 24, 2009|Comments Off on Thao wows at the Independent Sat 11/21

Tuned In at the SF Conservatory of Music – A Minifest with Mad Skills

With the first steps into their building, I was immediately blown away by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The new campus on Oak Street is gorgeous, and [...]

By |November 19, 2009|Comments Off on Tuned In at the SF Conservatory of Music – A Minifest with Mad Skills

Review: Terry Riley @ Berkeley Art Museum, 11/6

Being well established in the great cannon of 60s minimalism, a local and an alumni of UC-Berkeley nonetheless, the great crowd for Terry Riley’s L@TE performance on Friday was [...]

By |November 10, 2009|Comments Off on Review: Terry Riley @ Berkeley Art Museum, 11/6

7 Orange ABC, Belly of the Whale, Camaron Ochs @ The Starry Plough, 11/5

At times reminding me of another of my local favorites, Geographer, at others reminding me of some earlier Radiohead stuff, 7 Orange ABC showed up last Thursday at the [...]

By |November 10, 2009|2 Comments

Tempo No Tempo celebrate the release of Waking Heat, Rickshaw Stop, 11/5

Tempo No Tempo - "Kilometer"
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With opening sets by Man/Miracle and Maus Haus, and Tempo No Tempo closing out the night, the Rickshaw Stop presented an excellent cross-section [...]

By |November 9, 2009|Comments Off on Tempo No Tempo celebrate the release of Waking Heat, Rickshaw Stop, 11/5

A Welcome Homecoming: Port O’Brien, Geographer, Golden Gram, 11/5 @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by: Charlie Homo
It's been a long seven weeks for Port O'Brien. They've been on tour all over the country, had their van broken into, and had some equipment [...]

By |November 9, 2009|4 Comments

Review: Triclops! at Bottom of the Hill, 11/2

Triclops! - "Secret 93"

Halloween hangovers were still definitely in play Monday night at Bottom of the Hill. Triclops! took the stage in support of Big Business, filling the first [...]

By |November 5, 2009|Comments Off on Review: Triclops! at Bottom of the Hill, 11/2

Magic Bullets, No Age @ GAMH 10/30

Magic Bullets hit the stage Friday night in support of LA lo-fi outfit No Age at the Great American Music Hall. The Bullets' sound borrows a bit from British [...]

By |November 3, 2009|Comments Off on Magic Bullets, No Age @ GAMH 10/30

Alela Diane headlines at home @ Rickshaw 10/27

Tuesday night saw a co-headlining bill at The Rickshaw Stop featuring Alela Diane and Marissa Nadler, who are currently on a US tour. When Diane came on it was [...]

By |October 31, 2009|Comments Off on Alela Diane headlines at home @ Rickshaw 10/27

The newest from SF metal band Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City's new record is called Gambling on the Richter Scale , which is both a homage to their San Francisco roots and an introduction to their [...]

By |October 26, 2009|2 Comments