• Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins at The Masonic, by Joshua Huver
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    Jenny Lewis welcomed Ben Gibbard to close ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ tour at The Masonic

Jenny Lewis welcomed Ben Gibbard to close ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ tour at The Masonic

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins (photo: Joshua Huver)

If there was any doubt who the queen of indie music is, Jenny Lewis erased any competition with her extravagant return to [...]

By |September 26, 2016|2 Comments
  • Cass McCombs at Great American Music Hall, by Joshua Huver
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    Cass McCombs croons and captivates at Great American Music Hall

Cass McCombs croons and captivates at Great American Music Hall

Cass McCombs (photo: Joshua Huver)

Cass McCombs brought his heavy-hitting, emotionally-charged brand of musicianship to San Francisco on Wednesday, September 14.

The second of his 25-date tour in support of Mangy Love, [...]

By |September 23, 2016|1 Comment

Photos + Review: Bloc Party at Mezzanine

Bloc Party (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Chances for a Bay Area Bloc Party concert looked bleak after the band took a hiatus in 2013. Now, back with a new album and lineup, the [...]

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Review + Photos: Band of Skulls, MOTHERS at The Fillmore

Band of Skulls (photo: Jon Ching)

Last night's show at The Fillmore was a nice sample of the spectrum of modern rock music. MOTHERS showcased an introspective and melodic side [...]

By |September 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Band of Skulls, MOTHERS at The Fillmore

Even in its infancy, Sound Summit Festival scorches

It was damn hot in the Bay Area this past weekend — so scorching that not even a semi-secluded spot high up in the mountains could escape the elevated [...]

By |September 20, 2016|1 Comment
  • Tom Rush at Freight & Salvage, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: Tom Rush is folking good at The Freight & Salvage

Review + Photos: Tom Rush is folking good at The Freight & Salvage

Tom Rush (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman
Tom Rush tickled and treated the crowd to a tremendous two-set show Wednesday night at the cozy, community-conscious Freight & Salvage coffeehouse.

Accompanied on [...]

By |September 19, 2016|1 Comment
  • Sumif at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Sumif (photo: Robert Alleyne)

SUMif gave an energetic performance to a hungry crowd on Wednesday night, September 14, 2016 at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. It was Steph Wells' first performance [...]

By |September 16, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall
  • Prophets of Rage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, By Ian Young
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    Photos: Prophets of Rage showed their patriotism at the Shoreline

Photos: Prophets of Rage showed their patriotism at the Shoreline

Prophets of Rage (photo: Ian Young)

As part of their Make America Rage Again tour, supergroup Prophets of Rage (consisting of members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public [...]

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Photos: Jake Bugg at The Fillmore

Jake Bugg (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The young and quickly rising folk rock singer Jake Bugg headlined to an enthusiastic audience Monday night, September 13, 2016 at The Fillmore. Joined by fellow British band [...]

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  • ZED at The Uptown Nightclub, by Patric Carver
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    Photos: Zed, Stimuli, La Fin Absolute du Monde, HalphoriO at Uptown Nightclub

Photos: Zed, Stimuli, La Fin Absolute du Monde, HalphoriO at Uptown Nightclub

Stimuli (photo: Patric Carver)

It may had been a sparsely attended show at the Uptown Nightclub last Saturday night, September 10, 2016, but that the bands on the bill that [...]

By |September 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Zed, Stimuli, La Fin Absolute du Monde, HalphoriO at Uptown Nightclub

Photos: Hiero Day rocks the streets of Oakland

Mr. Lif at Hieroday (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Earlier this week was the annual celebration from the legendary hip-hop Hieroglyphics crew, their Oakland-proud block party and love letter to Oakland, Hiero Day. The festival featured [...]

By |September 8, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Hiero Day rocks the streets of Oakland
  • Wilco at The Fillmore, by Patric Carver
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    Wilco needed a shot in the arm Tuesday night at their Fillmore residency opener

Wilco needed a shot in the arm Tuesday night at their Fillmore residency opener

Wilco (photo: Patric Carver)

“You still love rock and roll?”

That’s the central question at the heart of “Misunderstood,” Wilco’s emphatically dismissive opener to 1996’s roots-rock classic Being There. If that query [...]

By |September 8, 2016|6 Comments