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 [...]

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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, [...]

Review: KUSF’s 31st Birthday Show

When KUSF turned 30 in 2007, the celebration was held in the shadow of rumors that the University of San Francisco would pawn the sliver of bandwidth sitting at [...]

By |May 2, 2008|Comments Off on Review: KUSF’s 31st Birthday Show

Review: Wiretap Benefit, 4/16

4/16/08 — Wiretap Benefit at Thee Parkside featuring Cones, The New Centuries, and Pidgeon: a night of totally super awesome awesomeness, save for 2 dudes getting robbed at riflepoint [...]

By |April 25, 2008|2 Comments

Neo-Retro Night at the Hemlock Tavern

Last Tuesday (4/08/08) at The Hemlock proved a night of 1930s flare as Tippy Canoe and the Paddlemen, Uni and her Ukulele and Agent Ribbons put on a show [...]