Photos: Hippo Campus headline at Bottom of the Hill

Hippo Campus (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Earlier this week saw rock band Hippo Campus give an energetic performance at the Bottom of the Hill on May 3, 2016.  The band always seems to [...]

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Review: Rooney made me feel 13 again at the Independent

I went almost thirteen years loving a band and never getting to see them until May 4, 2016. The ol' holy night I saw Rooney at the Independent. For [...]

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    Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish

Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish

I'm always the type to be ridiculously early to all shows or, well, ridiculously on time. Depending on the show, this could either be what everyone is doing, or [...]

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Photos: Jamestown Revival bring the life to the Independent

Jamestown Revival (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Childhood friends Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay formed their American rock band Jamestown Revival in 2011 and have been going strong since. They recently gave a rousing [...]

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    Review + Photos: Hatsune Miku and a glowstick in hand at the Warfield

Review + Photos: Hatsune Miku and a glowstick in hand at the Warfield

Hatsune Miku (photo: Muraki Kanae)

Review by Ian Young

I saw the Tupac hologram at Coachella. And I’ve been to Japan. But beyond that, I’m the least qualified person to be here [...]

  • The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre, by Joshua Huver
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    The Avett Brothers jump into the crowd with a stellar performance at The Greek Theatre

The Avett Brothers jump into the crowd with a stellar performance at The Greek Theatre

The Avett Brothers (photo: Joshua Huver)

Making their second career appearance at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley, on Saturday, April 30, Americana rock and roll powerhouse group The Avett Brothers [...]

Photos: Wild Nothing bring pause to the Independent

Wild Nothing (photo: Kristin Cofer)

With the release of the third LP, Life of Pause, Wild Nothing swung by the Independent for an intimate evening of new songs from the album by [...]

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Photos: Nothing can stop Lush at the Warfield

Lush (Photo: Paige Parsons)

Some rescheduling couldn't stop beloved rock band Lush from performing at the Warfield last Sunday, April 24, 2016. It's the band's first tour in over a decade with a [...]

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Photos: Crystal Fighters rave up The Independent

Crystal Fighters (photo: Sara Uduwela)

British electronic folk band Crystal Fighters performed at the Independent last Thursday, April 21, 2016. Their songs are slowly appearing in more and more shows and commercials, so it [...]

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Photos: The 1975 in pink and green at the Greek Theater

The 1975 (photo: Sara Uduwela)

The 1975 have released two albums and are already performing to a crowd at one of the largest outdoor venues in the bay, the Greek Theater in [...]

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Photos: James Bay rocks a packed house at the Fox Theater

James Bay (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Rising English singer-songwriter James Bay performed to an enthusiastic sold out audience at the Fox Theater last Friday night, April 22, 2016. Joined by Portland band JOSEPH, Bay [...]

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  • The Monophonics at Moe's Alley, by Joshua Huver
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    Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

The Monophonics (photo: Joshua Huver)

Often mistaken for outright passion or "The Funk," soul as a genre is a musical style that slowed without stopping. Its decline in the mainstream [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley
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