• Flight Of the Conchords at Shoreline Amphitheater, by Jon Bauer
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    Review + Photos: Conchords take Flight with new comedic bits & musical riffs at the Shoreline

Review + Photos: Conchords take Flight with new comedic bits & musical riffs at the Shoreline

Flight of the Conchords (photo: Jon Bauer)

It has been about seven years since New Zealand’s musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords released new material, and three years since the band’s [...]

By |June 29, 2016|1 Comment
  • Thee Oh Sees at Burger Boogaloo, by Jon Ching
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    Review + Photos: Burger Boogaloo brings generations of rock and rollers together

Review + Photos: Burger Boogaloo brings generations of rock and rollers together

King Khan and the Shrines (photo: Jon Ching)

In the beginning there was Budget Rock. For ten years, Budget Rock was a three-day summer weekend event that brought out the loudest, cruddiest [...]

Photos: Snoh Aalegra & JMSN bring down the Independent

JMSN (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Thursday saw an incredibly talented lineup at the Independent, featuring Snoh Aalegra and JMSN.  Our photographer Robert Alleyne was at the show to capture these fantastic shots of [...]

By |June 27, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Snoh Aalegra & JMSN bring down the Independent
  • The Mike + Ruthy Band at Freight & Salvage, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: The Mike + Ruthy Band dazzle at Freight & Salvage

Review + Photos: The Mike + Ruthy Band dazzle at Freight & Salvage

The Mike + Ruthy Band (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

The star-spangled Mike + Ruthy Band dazzled the crowd Wednesday night at The Freight & Salvage with their magnetic chemistry, dynamic [...]

  • Cage the Elephant at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, by Jessica Perez
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    Photos: Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man & Sunflower Bean take over the Civic

Photos: Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man & Sunflower Bean take over the Civic

Cage The Elephant (photo: Jessica Perez)

Last night saw a superstar lineup featuring Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, and rising Sunflower Bean perform at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.  It was an [...]

By |June 24, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man & Sunflower Bean take over the Civic

Review + Photos: Flawless Joe Jackson at the UC Theatre

Joe Jackson (photo: Jon Bauer)

With his keyboards positioned modestly off to the side of stage and set under a soft spotlight, Joe Jackson walked quietly from darkness and took a seat. It was [...]

By |June 23, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Flawless Joe Jackson at the UC Theatre

Review + Photos: Boogarins at the Rickshaw Stop

Boogarins (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Hailing from Brasil, the Boogarins graced the stage, headlining The Rickshaw Stop on Monday night. Their songs opened with surf psych sways, which [...]

By |June 23, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Boogarins at the Rickshaw Stop

Review: Welcome to the church of King Woman and Wax Idols

King Woman, Wax Idols, Plush on June 19, 2016 at Starline Social Club.

There was not one bit of me that was not excited for this show. I spoke about [...]

By |June 21, 2016|1 Comment

Photos: The Show Ponies at Milk Bar

The Show Ponies (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Last Friday night saw LA band The Show Ponies play to a delighted crowd at Milk Bar on June 17, 2016. Our photographer Sara Uduwela was on [...]

By |June 20, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: The Show Ponies at Milk Bar
  • Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros at the Greek Theater, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Greek Theatre

Review + Photos: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at The Greek Theatre

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (photo: Joshua Huver)

Edward Sharpe, the enigmatic character born out of the death of Alex Ebert's ego, is dead. Or dying.

That's one of the possibilities Ebert [...]

By |June 20, 2016|1 Comment
  • The Mowgli's at The Independent, by Jessica Perez
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    Review + Photos: The Mowgli’s kick off Summer at the Independent

Review + Photos: The Mowgli’s kick off Summer at the Independent

The Mowgli's (photo: Jessica Perez)

Review by Jessica Perez

On June 9, 2016, The Mowgli's headline their tour at The Independent in San Francisco. They brought along The Greeting Committee and Pom [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Mowgli’s kick off Summer at the Independent
  • The California Honeydrops at the SF Jazz Center, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: California Honeydrops’ swing sweetness at the SF Jazz Center

Review + Photos: California Honeydrops’ swing sweetness at the SF Jazz Center

The California Honeydrops (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

The California Honeydrops performed at the SF Jazz Center on Friday June 10, entertaining a mixed crowd of old-time swingers and young-age [...]