• Teenage Fanclub at Great American Music Hall, Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Teenage Fanclub (photo: Patric Carver)

Britta Phillips brought a quelling familiarity onto the stage, as if we were all regulars a bar where she headlined frequently. Because of this, the [...]

By |March 27, 2017|2 Comments

Photos + Review: MØ and Tei Shi at The Warfield

MØ (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The last time Karen Marie — aka MØ  — performed in the Bay Area was at the 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival. She went on despite [...]

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Review: Little Simz starts a party in Oakland

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Words by Mark Spero

Last Tuesday, March 21, people packed the New Parish in Oakland for a lineup of local acts and international stars. The intimate venue [...]

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SXSW 2017: Gurr, Die Heiterkeit, Oh my

Laure Briard 3/15 5pm 2737 Webberville Rd.

1st stop was the backyard of a home last visited for a ketchup & mustard covered, Les Marinellis show a few years ago. [...]

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Review: At The Chapel, Xiu Xiu challenges and rewards

I think most people do not give Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu enough credit for his sense of humor. During Sunday night’s show at The Chapel, Stewart threw a [...]

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Photos: Lake Street Dive soothe The Fox Theater

Lake Street Dive (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Saturday night the Fox Theater was treated to the sweet, soothing sounds of Rachael Price in her band Lake Street Dive. In the set [...]

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Photos: Dua Lipa at Great American Music Hall

Dua Lipa (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Friday night saw British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa perform at the Great American Music Hall. She's scheduled to release her debut self-titled album later this year, [...]

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  • Thao Nguyen at The Chapel in San Francisco, by Ian Young
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    Review + Photos: Thao Nguyen plays solo career retrospective at the Chapel

Review + Photos: Thao Nguyen plays solo career retrospective at the Chapel

Thao Nguyen (photo: Ian Young)

Words by Mark Spero

At The Chapel on Wednesday March 15, Thao Nguyen, of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, told the crowd she had embarked [...]

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Review + Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Independent

Portugal. The Man (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

After playing main stage slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza, it’s surprising to see a band with so much traction choose [...]

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Review + Photos: Japandroids at the Fillmore

Japandroids (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

A little over thirty minutes into their sold out show at The Fillmore, Vancouver-based rock duo Japandroids paused their energetic set to reminiscence with the audience.

“This song [...]

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  • Umphrey's McGee at The Fox Theater, by Joshua Huver
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    Umphrey’s McGee hits the Fox hard with heavy originals, Metallica tribute

Umphrey’s McGee hits the Fox hard with heavy originals, Metallica tribute

Umphrey's McGee (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Saturday, March 11, Umphrey's McGee, the Chicago based kings of improvisational hard rock, returned to The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA for the sixth [...]

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  • Alex Lahey at Rickshaw Stop, by Robert Alleyne-01
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    Photos: Alex Lahey previews some new songs at the Rickshaw Stop

Photos: Alex Lahey previews some new songs at the Rickshaw Stop

Alex Lahey (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Singer Alex Lahey made one final stop before heading to SXSW at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco last Sunday night, March 12, 2017. She's a gifted storyteller [...]

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