Touché Amoré find hope in hopelessness at Slim’s

Touché Amoré photos by Nicole Browner
All other photos by Ryan McDonald

Los Angeles fivesome Touché Amoré led a grab bag lineup of emo and hardcore bands on Wednesday night at Slim's. [...]

By |February 14, 2014|2 Comments

Shearwater rises above the pack at Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Nicole Browner

This is San Francisco — let's talk about conversions. On Saturday night, the Texas-based theatrical gloom pop of Shearwater converted absolutely everyone in Bottom of the [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Shearwater rises above the pack at Bottom of the Hill
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    Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent

Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent

Photos by Gary Magill

The last time I saw Delorean play, I was huddled underneath a humid tent at FYF in Los Angeles. This was last summer, and the space [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent
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    Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Photo: Ruby Perez

Saturday night at the Hemlock Tavern proved to be quite the gathering for the Bay Area music scene. Playing to an entirely packed house, Tony Molina, Life [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Review & Photos: Frankie Rose at the Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Tanner Pikop

“Can you guys do me a favor? It’s gonna be loud, I’m stepping back from my mic,” says Frankie Rose.

“On the count of three, can you [...]

By |February 5, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Frankie Rose at the Rickshaw Stop
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    Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Evan Henkel

Bottom of the Hill hosted a three-band tour on Thursday evening, with a mouthful of a bill: Into It. Over It, The World is a Beautiful [...]

By |February 3, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent

Photos by Evan Henkel

A band continuing without their original frontman is bold. It's gutsy and noteworthy, but something was just off on Wednesday night. I walked into The Independent with [...]

By |January 31, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent
  • Mutual Benefit @ The Rickshaw Stop 1/25/14 - photo by Tanner Pikop
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    Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

It was a relatively mellow Saturday night at Rickshaw Stop this past weekend, with members of Mutual Benefit, Dim Peaks, and Dan Casey mingling around the merch table before [...]

By |January 28, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Review: Jessy Lanza sells out Amnesia

On Saturday night, Jessy Lanza sold out Amnesia as the headliner of the Pro Fans 015 Showcase. For $10 on WillCall, showgoers caught San Francisco staple Running in the Fog, [...]

By |January 27, 2014|Comments Off on Review: Jessy Lanza sells out Amnesia
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    Review & Photos: Useless Eaters, Scraper, Generation Loss @ Hemlock Tavern

Review & Photos: Useless Eaters, Scraper, Generation Loss @ Hemlock Tavern

Useless Eaters played a short set at the Hemlock Tavern on Friday, and denied yells for more. Halfway through, Seth broke a string; somehow unable to get another, he [...]

By |January 27, 2014|3 Comments
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    Review & Photos: Wooden Shjips delivers the psychy goods at The Chapel

Review & Photos: Wooden Shjips delivers the psychy goods at The Chapel

Wooden Shjips are a solid, tight band who unite to create droney-yet-dancey psych rock. Their minimalist approach to 60s-steeped psychedelia can be predictable at times, but the fact [...]

By |January 24, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Wooden Shjips delivers the psychy goods at The Chapel
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    Review & Photos: Justin Vernon brings Volcano Choir to sold-out Fillmore show

Review & Photos: Justin Vernon brings Volcano Choir to sold-out Fillmore show

Photos by Daniel Kielman

Volcano Choir, the side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Death Blues' Jon Mueller, and Thomas Wincek of All Tiny Creatures (both of whom played in [...]

By |January 23, 2014|1 Comment