Noise Pop 2010: Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

Thankfully, the rain dissipated to welcome the first proper full slate evening of Noise Pop acts. It's always a bit of transition to slip into "festival" [...]

By |February 25, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop

Pete Bernhard, Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, Leopold and his Fiction @ Cafe du Nord 2/21

Review By: Elizabeth Maki
Photos By: Nicole L. Browner

Despite a rainy day, a fair crowd showed up Sunday evening for an efficiently run show at Cafe du Nord. Leopold and [...]

By |February 24, 2010|Comments Off on Pete Bernhard, Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, Leopold and his Fiction @ Cafe du Nord 2/21

Noise Pop 2010: Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band @ Fox Theater

Photos by: Charlie Homo

I enjoyed the first-rate setting of table 13 at the Fox Theater provided to me by my well positioned friends at The Bay Bridged. As someone [...]

By |February 24, 2010|6 Comments

White Cloud, Ash Reiter, and TV Mike and the Scarecrowes @ Rickshaw Stop 2/17

Review by Todd Wanerman
Photos by: Charlie Homo

A modest but dedicated crowd turned up at the Rickshaw Stop Wednesday night to hear a solid set by some very fresh East [...]

By |February 22, 2010|Comments Off on White Cloud, Ash Reiter, and TV Mike and the Scarecrowes @ Rickshaw Stop 2/17

Fruit Bats, Citay, Extra Classic @ Slim’s, 1/29

Fruit Bats photo from Flickr user t-dawg

Review by Aaron Sankin

Under Eric Johnson's porkpie hat sits a head full of deep thoughts. Johnson is the lead singer and creative force [...]

By |February 5, 2010|2 Comments

Dominant Legs, Young Prisms, Woodsman, Weekend @ Hemlock Tavern, 1/8

Photos by Rachel Keenan and Nicole L. Browner

The beauty of catching a show at the Hemlock Tavern (in addition to consistently great booking and cheap PBR tall boys), is [...]

By |January 15, 2010|Comments Off on Dominant Legs, Young Prisms, Woodsman, Weekend @ Hemlock Tavern, 1/8

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