Review + Photos: Low at Great American Music Hall

Low sit squarely in a liminal space.

There's something incorporeal about the way husband and wife duo Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker meander through song structures, sonics, and melodies. Take [...]

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Photos: Metric, Zoé and July Talk at the Masonic

Metric (photo: Jon Bauer)

In support of their latest album Art of Doubt, Canadian rock band Metric gave an energetic performance at the Masonic this past weekend. Performing alongside the band were [...]

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Photos: Adia Victoria at Cafe du Nord

Adia Victoria (photo: Ria Burman)

Noise Pop presented Adia Victoria at Cafe du Nord last Saturday night with support from Oakland's own Dick Stusso.

Warming up the crowd, Dick Stusso took [...]

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SXSW Day Six: Bye Bye, South By

Amyl and the Sniffers (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Ian's Highlights
My last day here was supposed to be relaxing, chill, laid-back. Started the [...]

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SXSW Day Five: Tired feet, BBQ comas, and Priests! PRIESTS!

Priests (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Norm's Highlights

The highs of the previous night's Lizzo performance gave way to some lows on Day 5, [...]

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SXSW Day Four: The life-changing magic of Lizzo

Lizzo (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Ian's Highlights

At this point, I'm not really sure what day or time or year or planet it [...]

By |March 15, 2019|Comments Off on SXSW Day Four: The life-changing magic of Lizzo
  • SXSW Day Three - Charly Bliss by Ian Young
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    SXSW Day Three: Heating up with Japanese Breakfast, Charly Bliss, De La Soul

SXSW Day Three: Heating up with Japanese Breakfast, Charly Bliss, De La Soul

Charly Bliss (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Ian's Highlights

Japanese Breakfast at Fader Fort: Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, has a busy SX this [...]

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SXSW Day Two: Lines, lines and more lines (and tacos)

Ghostland Observatory (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Jody's Highlights:
I'm about to say something really stupid: This festival is so corporate.

I'm sorry, I know, [...]

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SXSW Day One: What we heard, what we saw, what we ate

Dan the Automator (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Jody's Highlights:
Remember how I said I hate music festivals, then changed my mind? It turns [...]

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Review + Photos: Bob Mould at the Fillmore

Bob Mould (photo: Patric Carver)

Bay Area, what did we ever do to deserve Bob Mould? The seasoned premier foster parent of the Midwest punk scene returned to his current [...]

By |March 10, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Bob Mould at the Fillmore
  • The Coathangers at The Independent, by Estefany Gonzalez
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    The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent

The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent

The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) 

Back with a brand new record, The Coathangers performed songs off the band's new album, The Devil You Know, at the Independent in San Francisco and proved that at [...]

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  • Big Something at the Cornerstone, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Aqueous and BIG Something at Cornerstone Berkeley

Review + Photos: Aqueous and BIG Something at Cornerstone Berkeley

Aqueous (photo: Joshua Huver)

East Coast jam band sensations Aqueous and BIG Something teamed up to take on the West Coast, and on Wednesday, February 27 they brought their co-headlining tour to Cornerstone [...]

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