• The Motet at The Fillmore, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: The Motet revisits classic funk at The Fillmore

Review + Photos: The Motet revisits classic funk at The Fillmore

The Motet (photo: Joshua Huver)

Last Saturday, February 4, Colorado’s premier funk-heavy soul machine The Motet sold out The Fillmore and treated the crowd to a two-hour groove clinic featuring [...]

By |February 8, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Motet revisits classic funk at The Fillmore
  • Conspiracy Of Beards at The Rickshaw Stop, by Jon Bauer
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    Review + Photos: Conspiracy Of Beards serenade Rickshaw Stop

Review + Photos: Conspiracy Of Beards serenade Rickshaw Stop

Conspiracy of Beards (photo: Jon Bauer)

Rickshaw Stop hosted a special night of rock and roll, country twang, and Leonard Cohen choir music on February 5.

The night started out with The [...]

By |February 7, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Conspiracy Of Beards serenade Rickshaw Stop
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    Review: MUNA plays album release show to devoted crowd at the Rickshaw Stop

Review: MUNA plays album release show to devoted crowd at the Rickshaw Stop

Words by Mark Spero

A year and a half ago, MUNA, made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin, and Naomi McPherson, were playing in their garage. In [...]

By |February 7, 2017|Comments Off on Review: MUNA plays album release show to devoted crowd at the Rickshaw Stop
  • HowellDevine at Biscuits and Blues, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: HowellDevine double up at Biscuits and Blues

Review + Photos: HowellDevine double up at Biscuits and Blues

HowellDevine (photo: Ria Burman)

HowellDevine blues-rock-funked the night away at Biscuits and Blues on Wednesday with double whammy sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm — both fresh with no repeats. Contagious, [...]

By |February 3, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: HowellDevine double up at Biscuits and Blues

Review + Photos: July Talk gets rowdy at Bottom of the Hill

July Talk (photo: Joshua Huver)

Bottom of the Hill, the small club at the bottom of Potrero Hill in San Francisco, hosted one hell of a rowdy rock show last [...]

By |February 3, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: July Talk gets rowdy at Bottom of the Hill

Photos: Deer Park Avenue with Up&Go play at Hotel Utah

Deer Park Avenue (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Rock band Deer Park Avenue has origins in San Francisco and currently operates out of Munich, Germany. But that didn't stop the band from swinging [...]

By |January 31, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Deer Park Avenue with Up&Go play at Hotel Utah
  • Your Fearless Leader at Rickshaw Stop, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Rickshaw Stop comes out for SF Suicide Prevention benefit

Review + Photos: Rickshaw Stop comes out for SF Suicide Prevention benefit

Your Fearless Leader (photo: Patric Carver)

The Rickshaw Stop was unusually crowded for a Thursday night, but the good people of San Francisco had gathered for a special reason. A small [...]

By |January 31, 2017|3 Comments

Out of mind and losing sight at Lydia Loveless

"Let's have a horrible fucking time tonight!"

Lydia Loveless’ first words to the audience during her Saturday night show at The Independent captured well my feelings up to that moment, [...]

By |January 31, 2017|Comments Off on Out of mind and losing sight at Lydia Loveless
  • The She's at the Independent, by Kristin Cofer
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    Review + Photos: The She’s define the Bay Area punk scene at The Independent

Review + Photos: The She’s define the Bay Area punk scene at The Independent

The She's (photo: Kristin Cofer)

As soon as I got in line, I was surrounded by members of other bands in the Bay Area. From Quaaludes to Jay Som to Bear [...]

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Review: Jorja Smith finishes first US tour with SF debut

Jorja Smith, by Chloe Newman

Words by Mark Spero

A year ago, 19-year-old Jorja Smith quietly released her debut single on SoundCloud, leading to her meteoric rise to international fame, including earning [...]

By |January 30, 2017|Comments Off on Review: Jorja Smith finishes first US tour with SF debut
  • Jazz Mafia Birth Of the Cool at SFJazz, by Jon Bauer
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    Review + Photos: Jazz Mafia plays Miles Davis’ ‘Birth of the Cool’ at SFJAZZ Center

Review + Photos: Jazz Mafia plays Miles Davis’ ‘Birth of the Cool’ at SFJAZZ Center

Jazz Mafia (photo: Jon Bauer)

Jazz Mafia, led by Adam Theis, performed Miles Davis' Birth Of the Cool at The SFJAZZ Center on Friday night. The sold-out crowd was treated to [...]

By |January 30, 2017|1 Comment
  • Devendra Banhart at the Fillmore, by Jon Ching
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    Review + Photos: Devendra Banhart calls for love and art at The Fillmore

Review + Photos: Devendra Banhart calls for love and art at The Fillmore

Devendra Banhart (photo: Jon Ching)

Devendra Banhart, along with old-school locals and old-time friends, Vetiver, played The Fillmore Thursday night and spread a message of love and global unity. Amongst his [...]

By |January 27, 2017|1 Comment