Review: Mount Eerie at The Chapel 6/12/14

Photos: Gary Magill

Mount Eerie performed at The Chapel last night, with Phil Elverum using his awkward wit to book a comedian as his supporting act. Between the distorted guitar [...]

By |June 13, 2014|Comments Off on Review: Mount Eerie at The Chapel 6/12/14
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    Don’t Stop Now: Guided by Voices celebrates 20 years of ‘Bee Thousand’ at the Regency

Don’t Stop Now: Guided by Voices celebrates 20 years of ‘Bee Thousand’ at the Regency

MBL don't surf.  But if catching a wave is anything like catching a band in its prime, I have been blessed with Guided by Voices.  They are the only [...]

By |June 12, 2014|Comments Off on Don’t Stop Now: Guided by Voices celebrates 20 years of ‘Bee Thousand’ at the Regency
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    Jungle and Beat Connection play for full house at The Independent

Jungle and Beat Connection play for full house at The Independent

Saturday night brought jungle fever to The Independent, with Jungle and Beat Connection performing for a packed house. Seattle's Beat Connection seemed very excited to open for Jungle on [...]

By |June 11, 2014|Comments Off on Jungle and Beat Connection play for full house at The Independent

The hits kept coming: Buzzcocks shine at Slim’s

Steve Diggle

Music snobs talk of 'Best Of' records with disdain.  There is something to it.  But at this point, if you don't have some Buzzcocks in your collection, you are [...]

By |June 9, 2014|3 Comments
  • tUnE-yArDs at The Fillmore (Photo by Daniel Kielman)
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    tUnE-yArDs & Sylvan Esso play first of two sold-out Fillmore shows

tUnE-yArDs & Sylvan Esso play first of two sold-out Fillmore shows

(Photos by Daniel Kielman)

The eyes were everywhere Friday at The Fillmore. The stage was decorated with four basic-looking cutouts of them, and the whole backdrop was situated like Andy Warhol [...]

  • Eagulls @ Bottom of the Hill
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    Eagulls’ live show at Bottom of the Hill is part punk, part art

Eagulls’ live show at Bottom of the Hill is part punk, part art

There’s something to be said about a band that can drive out a woman drinking a glass of white wine after only a couple songs at their show. She [...]

By |June 3, 2014|Comments Off on Eagulls’ live show at Bottom of the Hill is part punk, part art
  • OutKast @ BottleRock 2014 - Photo by Daniel Kielman
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    In a rebuilding year, BottleRock 2014 heads in the right direction

In a rebuilding year, BottleRock 2014 heads in the right direction

Photos by Daniel Kielman; text by Roman Gokhman and Daniel Kielman

There were fewer acts and the names did not shine as brightly as last year. Fewer food venders took [...]

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    Review & Photos: Charm, humor come easy for ‘Sugar Man’s’ Rodriguez

Review & Photos: Charm, humor come easy for ‘Sugar Man’s’ Rodriguez

We all know the story. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, a Detroit-born folk musician, releases two little-known albums in the 1970s. Without his knowledge, he becomes a star in South Africa — [...]

By |May 30, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Charm, humor come easy for ‘Sugar Man’s’ Rodriguez

Perfect Pussy shines on a shared bill with Potty Mouth

(Photos by Daniel Kielman)

After being forced to cancel their previous engagement at Rickshaw Stop, Perfect Pussy graced San Francisco with a delayed return last night, co-headlining a U.S. tour [...]

By |May 27, 2014|Comments Off on Perfect Pussy shines on a shared bill with Potty Mouth
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    The Mantles blast off with Rocketship, Boyracer, and The Softies at Rickshaw Stop

The Mantles blast off with Rocketship, Boyracer, and The Softies at Rickshaw Stop

The second day of San Francisco Popfest, much like most of the 4-day series of concerts throughout the city, was a '90s indie pop enthusiast's wet dream. As a [...]

By |May 26, 2014|Comments Off on The Mantles blast off with Rocketship, Boyracer, and The Softies at Rickshaw Stop
  • SOHN @ The Independent
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    SOHN accents electronic with pop and R&B at sold-out Independent

SOHN accents electronic with pop and R&B at sold-out Independent

South London-born Viennese artist SOHN has no name, at least as far as I've heard. I know it's a deliberate choice to keep it a secret—he wants to keep his [...]

By |May 26, 2014|Comments Off on SOHN accents electronic with pop and R&B at sold-out Independent

A night of nostalgia: Black Flag at Brick and Mortar

Photo by Erin Dage

A large half circle encompassed the majority of the floor of Brick and Mortar as Violence Creeps’ Amber Feigel stood in the center of the room, [...]

By |May 23, 2014|Comments Off on A night of nostalgia: Black Flag at Brick and Mortar
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