Review + Photos: Aurora shines a light at the Independent

Aurora (photo: Ian Young)

Review by Ian Young

Norwegian singer Aurora Aksnes first made headlines when her cover of Oasis' "Half the World Away" (for a television commercial, at that) thrust her [...]

Photos: Tinashe dances and serenades at the Warfield

Tinashe (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Singer/songwriter Tinashe gave an energetic and dance-infused show at the Warfield last night, April 5, 2016, joined by Blackbear. She had a crew of incredibly talented dancers with [...]

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  • China at 25th Street Record, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Michael Tapscott of CHINA plays at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA (photo: Jon Bauer)

It's not often that you get a chance to check-out some top notch bands at a [...]

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  • Finish Ticket at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: AWOLNATION & Finish Ticket light up Bill Graham Civic

Photos: AWOLNATION & Finish Ticket light up Bill Graham Civic

AWOLNATION (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Earlier this week saw local favorites Finish Ticket open for heavy hitter AWOLNATION at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last Sunday night. Photographer Brittany O'Brien has these multitude of [...]

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Photos: Iggy Pop & Josh Homme pop at the Masonic

Iggy Pop (photo: Ian Young)

Rock legend Iggy Pop brought his latest tour to San Francisco's Masonic and came with some friends, Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of Queens of [...]

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Photos: Hinds take the Rickshaw Stop by storm

Hinds (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Coming from their hometown of Madrid, garage rock band Hinds brought their unique take on the genre to the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday night, March 29. Photographer [...]

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Photos: Underoath tear apart the Warfield

Underoath (photo: Lorisa Salvatin)

Florida metal band Underoath gave a blistering performance at the Warfield on Monday night, March 28, 2016. They were joined by fellow rockers Caspian. Photographer Lorisa Salvatin [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Mar 2 – 30

Annie Girl and the Flight (photo: Jon Ching)

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

By |March 30, 2016|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Mar 2 – 30
  • The Queers at Bottom of the Hill, by Jon Ching
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    The Queers summon the punk underground at Bottom of the Hill

The Queers summon the punk underground at Bottom of the Hill

The Queers (photo: Jon Ching)

Face tats, mohawks, patched black vests and piercings were the norm at Bottom of the Hill Saturday night, showing that the Bay Area underground punks [...]

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Review & Photos: LEX groove to the top at Brick & Mortar

LEX (photo: Robert Alleyne)

I'll start out with some honesty: I had no idea what to expect from this Brick & Mortar show last Saturday. Five bands strong, my first thought was [...]

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Photos: The Naked & Famous get intimate at the Independent

The Naked & Famous (photo: Sara Uduwela)

As previously reported, New Zealand outfit The Naked & Famous performed to a sold out audience at the Independent last Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Photographer Sara Uduwela has these [...]

By |March 24, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: The Naked & Famous get intimate at the Independent
  • YMusic at the Fox Theater, by Jess Luoma
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    Review and photos: José González and yMusic The Fox Theatre

Review and photos: José González and yMusic The Fox Theatre

José González with yMusic (photo: Jess Luoma)
As concert goers took their seats (yes, seats) at the Fox Theatre last Sunday, there was a growing sense of anticipation for the rare collaborative [...]

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