• Noise Pop: Ramona Falls - 2/28/13 - photo by Charlie Homo
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    Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Charlie Homo

I've had the distinct pleasure of catching Social Studies two years in a row at Noise Pop: I saw them open for Wye Oak last year, [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2013: Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) - Brick & Mortar - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

Noise Pop 2013 kicked off with an easy going show at Brick & Mortar on Tuesday night. Although I only caught their last three songs, [...]

By |February 28, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 2/26/12 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Enslaved, Pallbearer @ Slim's, 2/9/13

Pallbearer (Photo: Mike G./Mark Pantoja)

Pallbearer had one of the best—if not the best—metal releases of 2012 with Sorrow and Extinction. The album clocks in at around 50 minutes despite [...]

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    Review & Photos: Aaron Bennett's Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra; Musician's Union Hall, 2/10/13

Review & Photos: Aaron Bennett's Electro-Magnetic Transpersonal Orchestra; Musician's Union Hall, 2/10/13

The Outside Presents musicians' collective has for several years been quietly acting as one of the city's sole promoters of experimental music: jazz; electronic; and otherwise. They run two [...]

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  • Solange Knowles @ The Independent 2/5/13 - photos by Paige Parsons
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    Review & Photos: Solange, Kelela at The Independent, 2/5/2013

Review & Photos: Solange, Kelela at The Independent, 2/5/2013

Despite a brisk Tuesday night breeze, a line had already formed outside The Independent more than a half-hour before doors were scheduled to open for Solange's sold-out performance. Scalpers [...]

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    Review & Photos: Two Gallants, Akron/Family, & Future Twin at The Fillmore, 2/2/13

Review & Photos: Two Gallants, Akron/Family, & Future Twin at The Fillmore, 2/2/13

Two Gallants returned to The Fillmore last Saturday night for the first time since December 2008, marking a beautiful and emotional triumph following the band's slow ascent out of [...]

By |February 7, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Two Gallants, Akron/Family, & Future Twin at The Fillmore, 2/2/13

Review: Local Natives @ Fox Theater, 1/30/13

Right after L.A. buzz band Local Natives ripped through "Breakers", the super catchy single from their new album Hummingbird, singer/guitarist Taylor Rice said there were three reasons why their [...]

By |February 6, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Local Natives @ Fox Theater, 1/30/13
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    Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!

Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!

Last Saturday The Mallard put on their most impressive show to date. With a recent change in lineup, the blond is gone and Dylan is now full time on [...]

By |February 6, 2013|Comments Off on Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!
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    Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13

Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13

LA's Dengue Fever made a triumphunt bargain return to San Fran last Thursday. These past few years the band has mostly performed on New Year's -- very fun [...]

By |February 4, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13
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    Review: Geographer, Midi Matilda, On An On @ The Fillmore, 1/31/13

Review: Geographer, Midi Matilda, On An On @ The Fillmore, 1/31/13

"I remember when we couldn't even get a show in this town...and now we're at the FUCKING Fillmore," proclaimed Geographer frontman/guitarist/synth-master Michael Deni last Thursday night, during a banter-break [...]

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  • Father John Misty @ The Fillmore - 1/24/13 - photo by Paige K. Parsons
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    Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13

In some ways, pairing The Walkmen with Father John Misty is the perfect bill, as both acts have a similar two-bottles-of-wine flavor to them. From Joshua Tillman’s (aka Father [...]

By |January 30, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Walkmen, Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, 1/24/13
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    Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

After milling about in an unusually long door queue, I wandered into Bottom of the Hill on Friday night smack in the middle of Oakland-via-Santa Cruz garage-surf foursome Meat [...]

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