David Bazan’s ‘Dark Sacred Night’ in San Francisco

David Bazan (photo: Rob Goodman)

“I am finding the shows cathartic and have really been leaning into that...and I’m having a good time doing it.”

David Bazan, the former songwriter and frontman [...]

By |December 16, 2016|Comments Off on David Bazan’s ‘Dark Sacred Night’ in San Francisco
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    Former local band, Low Red Land, reuniting for Treefort Music Festival

Former local band, Low Red Land, reuniting for Treefort Music Festival

Earlier  this month, fans of San Francisco’s local music scene were treated to a surprising bit of welcome news: Low Red Land, a rock trio that made this city [...]

By |December 15, 2016|2 Comments
  • Green Day at Not So Silent Night 2016, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Photos: All the big bands and more from Not So Silent Night 2016

Photos: All the big bands and more from Not So Silent Night 2016

Phantogram (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Live 105's annual Christmas rock show celebration Not So Silent Night was another astounding success, filling Oakland's Oracle Arena with a lot of the stadium rock stars [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: All the big bands and more from Not So Silent Night 2016

Photos: Moderat and Telefon Tel Aviv delight at The Fox

Moderat (photo: Ian Young)

Words & Photos by Ian Young

Joshua Eustis, aka Telefon Tel Aviv, played his first-ever show in Oakland at The Fox Theater, along with Berlin's Moderat, the greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts mash-up [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Moderat and Telefon Tel Aviv delight at The Fox
  • Green Day at Not So Silent Night 2016, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Green Day (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Review & Photos by SarahJayn Kemp

The final night of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night was a packed event with supporting acts Day Wave, K. Flay, Phantogram, [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall

“Maybe I'm not the person that I never wanted to be,” Cameron Boucher affirms as the music quells momentarily beneath him, before roaring back scuzzy, peppy, and potent. The [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall
  • blink-182 at Not So Silent Night 2016, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Blink-182 close out Night 1 of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

Blink-182 close out Night 1 of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

blink-182 (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The Blink-182 Greatest Hits CD was the first album I ever purchased on my own. I downloaded the LP from the iTunes Store after my sister took [...]

By |December 12, 2016|2 Comments

Photos: Live 105 Club Not So Silent Night at Mezzanine

How To Dress Well (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Live 105 Club Not So Silent Night offered an intimate night of music in comparison to its sister festival Not So Silent Night at the [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Live 105 Club Not So Silent Night at Mezzanine

Photos: Haley Bonar at Bottom of the Hill

Haley Bonar (photo: Patric Carver)

Last Tuesday saw American singer-songwriter Haley Bonar perform at Bottom of the Hill in support of her latest album, Impossible Dream. Below is a great selection of photos [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Haley Bonar at Bottom of the Hill

Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s

Pere Ubu (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Review by SarahJayn Kemp

Leave it to a couple of nice boys from the Midwest to draw a crowd on a weeknight: Pere Ubu, fronted by legendary eccentric [...]

By |December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s

Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall

Magik*Magik (photo: Ian Young)

“It’s a miracle when you get to play with the same people for a long time, especially in San Francisco,” said Magik*Magik’s Minna Choi, onstage at [...]

By |December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall
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    Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Ruby (photo: Patric Carver)

Review by SarahJayn Kemp

Lesley Rankine (formerly of Silverfish) brought her current project, Ruby, to the DNA Lounge Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The Ruby sound and experience slips between genres and [...]

By |December 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge
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