• Green Day at Not So Silent Night 2016, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Green Day (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The final night of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night was a packed event with supporting acts Day Wave, K. Flay, Phantogram, The Head and the [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall

“Maybe I'm not the person that I never wanted to be,” Cameron Boucher affirms as the music quells momentarily beneath him, before roaring back scuzzy, peppy, and potent. The [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall
  • blink-182 at Not So Silent Night 2016, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Blink-182 close out Night 1 of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

Blink-182 close out Night 1 of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night

blink-182 (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The Blink-182 Greatest Hits CD was the first album I ever purchased on my own. I downloaded the LP from the iTunes Store after my sister took [...]

By |December 12, 2016|2 Comments

Photos: Live 105 Club Not So Silent Night at Mezzanine

How To Dress Well (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Live 105 Club Not So Silent Night offered an intimate night of music in comparison to its sister festival Not So Silent Night at the [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Live 105 Club Not So Silent Night at Mezzanine

Photos: Haley Bonar at Bottom of the Hill

Haley Bonar (photo: Patric Carver)

Last Tuesday saw American singer-songwriter Haley Bonar perform at Bottom of the Hill in support of her latest album, Impossible Dream. Below is a great selection of photos [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Haley Bonar at Bottom of the Hill

Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s

Pere Ubu (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Leave it to a couple of nice boys from the Midwest to draw a crowd on a weeknight: Pere Ubu, fronted by legendary eccentric and [...]

By |December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s

Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall

Magik*Magik (photo: Ian Young)

“It’s a miracle when you get to play with the same people for a long time, especially in San Francisco,” said Magik*Magik’s Minna Choi, onstage at [...]

By |December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall
  • Ruby at the DNA Lounge by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Ruby (photo: Patric Carver)

Lesley Rankine (formerly of Silverfish) brought her current project, Ruby, to the DNA Lounge Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The Ruby sound and experience slips between genres and contexts. [...]

By |December 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Review + Photos: Two Door Cinema Club at The Fox

Two Door Cinema Club (photo: Jessica Perez)

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, indie rock group Two Door Cinema Club brought their dance-beat heavy riff-rock to Oakland's Fox Theater all the [...]

By |December 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Two Door Cinema Club at The Fox

Photos: Kristin Hersh at the Swedish American Hall

Kristin Hersh (photo: Patric Carver)

She may be more known for her association as fronting the legendary rock band Throwing Muses, yet lead singer Kristin Hersh has been doing solo [...]

By |December 5, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Kristin Hersh at the Swedish American Hall

Photos: Beats Antique celebrate a trip home at The Fox

Beats Antique (photo: Jon Bauer)

A night of amazing music from Oakland's own Beats Antique swept through the Fox Theater last Saturday night, December 3, 2016. The hypnotic and diverse group [...]

By |December 5, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Beats Antique celebrate a trip home at The Fox

Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall

Natasha Kmeto (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

When Natasha Kmeto burst into a soaring cover of “Gimme All Your Love” during her San Francisco show last Wednesday night, I felt like crying. The [...]

By |November 29, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall