The Bay Abridged: Aug 17 – 30

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, [...]

By |August 31, 2016|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Aug 17 – 30

Photos: Perfume dazzle at the Warfield

Perfume (photo: Robert Alleyne)

If you were passing by the Warfield on Sunday night, you would have seen a line packed around the block for fans waiting to get into the Perfume [...]

By |August 30, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Perfume dazzle at the Warfield

Photos + Review: Dreamers’ record release show at Amoeba

Dreamers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

As Dreamers frontman Nick Wold thanked the crowd at Amoeba Music for attending the band’s This Album Does Not Exist release show on August 26, he told the audience that [...]

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  • Zella Day at Somo Village Event Center, by Estefany Gonzalez
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    Review + Photos: Zella Day at Somo Event Center, Rohnert Park

Review + Photos: Zella Day at Somo Event Center, Rohnert Park

Zella Day (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Back in 2015 Zella Day’s song “Hypnotic” brought her music attention. The track, off the album Kicker, earned her a spot on stage at various festivals including [...]

By |August 29, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Zella Day at Somo Event Center, Rohnert Park
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    Still Whistling After All These Years: Peter Bjorn and John to play Slim’s on Thursday

Still Whistling After All These Years: Peter Bjorn and John to play Slim’s on Thursday

Ten years on, and Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks” is still catchy as hell. Named one of the “Top 15 Whistling Songs” of all time by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Guided By Voices at The Independent, by Joshua Huver
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    Guided By Voices pack The Independent for 50+ song performance

Guided By Voices pack The Independent for 50+ song performance

Guided By Voices (photo: Joshua Huver)

Guided By Voices put on the most punk rock, balls-to-the-wall and loudest show I can ever remember hearing, and the youngest guy in the band [...]

By |August 29, 2016|6 Comments

Review: Elvis Depressedly make us feel young again

Elvis Depressedly (photo: Marissa Carpenter)

I won't deny I was bummed when I heard that Nicole Dollanganger had dropped off the Elvis Depressedly and Teen Suicide tour, but I respected [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Elvis Depressedly make us feel young again
  • Crowd at the 16th Art + Soul Festival, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: 16th Art + Soul Festival in Oakland topped by Tony! Toni! Toné!

Photos: 16th Art + Soul Festival in Oakland topped by Tony! Toni! Toné!

Tony Toni Toné (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last weekend saw a wide variety of music and entertainment take place in downtown Oakland at the 16th annual Art + Soul Festival. It was [...]

By |August 24, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: 16th Art + Soul Festival in Oakland topped by Tony! Toni! Toné!

Photos: Death Valley Girls lead the pack at The Independent

Death Valley Girls (photo: David Evanko)

It was a stacked lineup at The Independent last Friday night with a great lineup of bands with Death Valley Girls rocking the house. Along with [...]

By |August 23, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Death Valley Girls lead the pack at The Independent
  • The New Pornographers at the Stern Grove Festival, by Patric Carver
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    Photos: The New Pornographers and Astronauts, etc. at Stern Grove

Photos: The New Pornographers and Astronauts, etc. at Stern Grove

The New Pornographers (photo: Patric Carver)

Last Sunday brought some delightful indie rock vibes to a sunny day at the Stern Grove Festival.  Supergroup The New Pornographers headlined the event and [...]

By |August 23, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: The New Pornographers and Astronauts, etc. at Stern Grove
  • Panic Is Perfect at The Great American Music Hall, by Estefany Gonzalez
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    Photos: Abbot Kinney, Vacances, Dangermaker, Panic is Perfect at The Great American Music Hall

Photos: Abbot Kinney, Vacances, Dangermaker, Panic is Perfect at The Great American Music Hall

Panic is Perfect (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Bay Area indie pop bands took over the Great American Music Hall this weekend on Saturday, August 20. Vacances played a short but fun set. Abbot Kinney  nailed their first [...]

By |August 22, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Abbot Kinney, Vacances, Dangermaker, Panic is Perfect at The Great American Music Hall
  • GROVES at The Warfield, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: GROVES set the stage for Culture Club at the Warfield

Review + Photos: GROVES set the stage for Culture Club at the Warfield

GROVES (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

GROVES, on tour with Culture Club this summer, warmed up The Warfield crowd Tuesday night with some rock-popping beats. The indie-pop-dance tunes of [...]

By |August 18, 2016|1 Comment
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