• Parquet Courts @ Rickshaw Stop 6/7/13 - photo by Tim Draut
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    Review/Photos: Parquet Courts, Cocktails, Pang @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/7/13

Review/Photos: Parquet Courts, Cocktails, Pang @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/7/13

Rickshaw Stop packed in a full house on Friday night, cutting off the line just as I was able to weasel my way into the madness. I suspect almost [...]

By |June 10, 2013|Comments Off on Review/Photos: Parquet Courts, Cocktails, Pang @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/7/13
  • Mumford and Sons at Greek Theatre - 5-30-13 - Photo by Roman Gokhman
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    Review, Photos & Video: Mumford & Sons @ Greek Theatre, 5/30/13

Review, Photos & Video: Mumford & Sons @ Greek Theatre, 5/30/13

“How many of you are students?”

Marcus Mumford surveyed the packed crowd at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre Thursday night, the second of three consecutive sell-outs for London folk-rockers Mumford & [...]

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Review: Tame Impala @ Fox Theater, 5/29/13

From the moment singer/guitarist Kevin Parker laid into the opening riff of "Solitude Is Bliss" straight through to the end of the night, it was just one hit after [...]

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  • Black Moth Super Rainbow @ The Fillmore 5/24/13 - photo by Julie Schuchard
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    Review/Photos: Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Hood Internet @ The Fillmore, 5/24/13

Review/Photos: Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Hood Internet @ The Fillmore, 5/24/13

If it were any night other than Friday, a mashup set hardly would have been an acceptable opener for demonic psych-pop perfectionists Black Moth Super Rainbow. However, Chicago's The [...]

By |May 27, 2013|Comments Off on Review/Photos: Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Hood Internet @ The Fillmore, 5/24/13

Review: Boris @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/21/13

Photo by Mike G.

Boris is doing a series of special two-night appearances in select cities, and San Francisco was one of the lucky winners. And if that isn't cool [...]

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    Review & Photos: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Holy Shit! @ The Chapel, 5/21/2013

Review & Photos: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Holy Shit! @ The Chapel, 5/21/2013

Forget what you've read about Ariel Pink's anxiety-filled live shows. Actually, don't. Because everything I've heard and read about his self-indulgent performances made last night that much more amazing. Ariel [...]

By |May 22, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Holy Shit! @ The Chapel, 5/21/2013
  • Dillinger Escape Plan @ DNA Lounge 5/19/13 - photo by Zack Frederick
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    Review & Photos: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Faceless @ DNA Lounge, 5/19/13

Review & Photos: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Faceless @ DNA Lounge, 5/19/13

Early in their set of thrashing, frantic mathcore on Sunday night, The Dillinger Escape Plan's lead singer Greg Puciato pulled himself up by the chains of a hanging PA [...]

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    Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13

Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13

Emily's Army began submitting recordings to 1-2-3-4 Go! about four years ago, when most members were 13. I could have fathered them. It helped that the guy to [...]

By |May 21, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13
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    Review & Photos: Midi Matilda, OONA, holychild @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/17/13

Review & Photos: Midi Matilda, OONA, holychild @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/17/13

If the only time someone has seen San Francisco’s Midi Matilda was at last year’s Live 105 BFD, when the guitar and drums synth-pop duo struggled with gear malfunctions [...]

By |May 20, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Midi Matilda, OONA, holychild @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/17/13
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    Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Stardate 1993, planet 'aLaBaMa', Man or Astro-man? are born. 2013, flying via rental ship (their rocket ship broke down somewhere about 1/2 way to LA), they land 60 [...]

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Review & Photos: Jim James @ The Fillmore, 5/12/13

On Sunday night, May 12, Jim James floated onto the Fillmore stage looking like he had just been electrocuted. His mess of hair and beard frizzed wildly in every [...]

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Photos & Tweets: The 2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

The first annual BottleRock Napa Valley Festival brought over 50 bands to the Napa Valley Expo for four days of music over the weekend, and our Roman Gokhman was [...]

By |May 13, 2013|Comments Off on Photos & Tweets: The 2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival
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