• Noise Pop 2012: Grimes @ Rickshaw Stop 2/22/12
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    Noise Pop 2012: Grimes, oOoOO, Born Gold, Yalls @ Rickshaw Stop 2/22/12

Noise Pop 2012: Grimes, oOoOO, Born Gold, Yalls @ Rickshaw Stop 2/22/12

Photos: Nicole L. Browner

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Wednesday night's Noise Pop show at the Rickshaw Stop should have been titled, "The Case for Live Electronica," as all four performers offered unique arguments [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2012: Melted Toys @ Cafe du Nord 2/22/12
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    Noise Pop 2012: Young Prisms, Melted Toys, The Tambo Rays @ Cafe Du Nord 2/22/12

Noise Pop 2012: Young Prisms, Melted Toys, The Tambo Rays @ Cafe Du Nord 2/22/12

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The theme at Cafe Du Nord last night was shoegazey/dreamy pop. Oh, and ironic t-shirts.

Though there was a common theme to the bands, it got served up in [...]

By |February 23, 2012|5 Comments
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    Noise Pop 2012: Day 1 with Flaming Lips, Tumbleweed Wanderers, SorryEverAfter & Swiftumz

Noise Pop 2012: Day 1 with Flaming Lips, Tumbleweed Wanderers, SorryEverAfter & Swiftumz

Day 1 ended at Bimbo's with the Flaming Lips performing The Soft Bulletin. I'm more of a Clouds Taste Metallic guy, but damned if the Lips didn't put me [...]

By |February 23, 2012|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2012: Day 1 with Flaming Lips, Tumbleweed Wanderers, SorryEverAfter & Swiftumz
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    Experiencing the hits and misses of the Grammys, live from the Staples Center

Experiencing the hits and misses of the Grammys, live from the Staples Center

The Beach Boys performing at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

[Ed. Note: While most Grammy nominees aren't typically our cup of tea around here, there's something undeniably alluring about the [...]

By |February 15, 2012|Comments Off on Experiencing the hits and misses of the Grammys, live from the Staples Center
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    Review & Photos: Kepi Ghoulie & Vic Ruggiero @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 2/11/12

Review & Photos: Kepi Ghoulie & Vic Ruggiero @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 2/11/12

While we all wait patiently for the return of Sacramento's sadly defunct Groovie Ghoulies, it is good to know that the lead ghoul, Kepi Ghoulie, is still rockin' and [...]

By |February 14, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Kepi Ghoulie & Vic Ruggiero @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 2/11/12
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    Review & Photos: Laura Gibson, Breathe Owl Breathe, Morgan Manifacier @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/6/12

Review & Photos: Laura Gibson, Breathe Owl Breathe, Morgan Manifacier @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/6/12

The light persistent rain couldn’t keep San Francisco’s damp masses from huddling together for a night of varied folksters at Bottom of the Hill on February 6th.

The evening starter, [...]

By |February 10, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Laura Gibson, Breathe Owl Breathe, Morgan Manifacier @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/6/12
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    Review: Sonny Smith “Sees All Knows All” with Tim Cohen, Sunfoot

Review: Sonny Smith “Sees All Knows All” with Tim Cohen, Sunfoot

When Tim Cohen took the stage at The Lost Church sans any of his usual suspects on February 4th, he informed us that he’d be playing three songs, which [...]

By |February 9, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Sonny Smith “Sees All Knows All” with Tim Cohen, Sunfoot
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    Review & Photos: Kids on a Crime Spree, Bad Bibles, Adios Amigo @ The Hemlock 1/27/12

Review & Photos: Kids on a Crime Spree, Bad Bibles, Adios Amigo @ The Hemlock 1/27/12

The stage at last Friday night's show at the Hemlock hosted an eclectic motley crew of understated indie crooners, confrontational post punk performers, and fuzzed-out pop embraces.

The night began [...]

By |January 31, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Kids on a Crime Spree, Bad Bibles, Adios Amigo @ The Hemlock 1/27/12
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    Review & Photos: Nobunny, Bongwater & Black Swans, 1/24/12 – 1/25/12

Review & Photos: Nobunny, Bongwater & Black Swans, 1/24/12 – 1/25/12

"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel." - Hunter [...]

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The Boulevard Ear – 1/13/12: Of Bohemians and Bon Vivants

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one [...]

By |January 19, 2012|1 Comment
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    Two-for-One Review & Photos: Mist and Mast, Fine Steps @ Make-Out Room; Bootcuts, Harkenbacks @ Plough and Stars, 1/6/12

Two-for-One Review & Photos: Mist and Mast, Fine Steps @ Make-Out Room; Bootcuts, Harkenbacks @ Plough and Stars, 1/6/12

Mist and Mast - "Getting Out Soon"

The Make Out Room sits in the center of a hot scene - Cafe's Lolo and Revolution and a mini-park across the street [...]

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    Review & Photos: Songs For Moms at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records 1/4/12

Review & Photos: Songs For Moms at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records 1/4/12

Songs For Moms

It is with great joy that I report to you from Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Record Store. Truly the lil' record store that could. They now boast live [...]

By |January 9, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Songs For Moms at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records 1/4/12
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