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    Ian Fays, Strand of Oaks and Crooked Fingers at Bottom of the Hill 11/23/11

Ian Fays, Strand of Oaks and Crooked Fingers at Bottom of the Hill 11/23/11

It's the always eerie night before Thanksgiving and I'm already seeing double. This time we cannot blame the Wild Turkey. San Francisco's Ian Fays include twins Lizz and Sara, [...]

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Review & Photos: Wild Flag at GAMH, 11/4/11

Photos by: Anna Gazdowicz

So-called "supergroups" either come and go (remember Temple of the Dog?), or form lasting impressions on the face of rock history, like Crosby, Stills and Nash [...]

By |November 7, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Wild Flag at GAMH, 11/4/11
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    Review & Photos: The Shelley Doty X-tet, Steel Hotcakes @ El Rio, 10/29/11

Review & Photos: The Shelley Doty X-tet, Steel Hotcakes @ El Rio, 10/29/11

We stopped into one of El Rio's marathon afternoon/evening patio music marathons long enough to capture a snapshot of The Shelley Doty X-tet, and Steel Hotcakes fronted by local [...]

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  • Sea of Bees @ Pete's Candy Store - CMJ 2011
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    Photos: White Fence, Sea of Bees, Weekend @ CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2011

Photos: White Fence, Sea of Bees, Weekend @ CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2011

There's something comforting about being across the country and seeing familiar faces on a stage you've only seen in show review photos across the blogosphere. At the 2011 CMJ [...]

By |October 26, 2011|Comments Off on Photos: White Fence, Sea of Bees, Weekend @ CMJ Music & Film Marathon 2011
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    Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough with Agapi Mou, Disciples of Markos and Inspector Gadje 10/15/11

Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough with Agapi Mou, Disciples of Markos and Inspector Gadje 10/15/11

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Opa! The music of the Balkans is alive and well in the Bay Area. All 3 of these bands are local and kind-hearted, the show was a [...]

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    Shannon and the Clams play CCR at the Lobot Gallery with Uzi Rash as the Undertones, Younger Lovers as the Go-Go’s and Primary Colors as Siouxsie and the Banshees 10/13/11

Shannon and the Clams play CCR at the Lobot Gallery with Uzi Rash as the Undertones, Younger Lovers as the Go-Go’s and Primary Colors as Siouxsie and the Banshees 10/13/11

Shannon and the Clams as CCR - Is that John Fogerty?

Blurry but beautiful times at Oakland's Lobot Gallery last Thursday. This was a Halloween party of sorts with [...]

By |October 17, 2011|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams play CCR at the Lobot Gallery with Uzi Rash as the Undertones, Younger Lovers as the Go-Go’s and Primary Colors as Siouxsie and the Banshees 10/13/11
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    Mekons and Barbary Ghosts at the Swedish American Hall 9/30/11

Mekons and Barbary Ghosts at the Swedish American Hall 9/30/11

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"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of Rock and Roll" - Lester Bangs

Amen Lester, RIP. This is the 6th year Mekons have [...]

By |October 6, 2011|Comments Off on Mekons and Barbary Ghosts at the Swedish American Hall 9/30/11
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    Review & Photos: Hella fun rock tribute night, with the Minks, Jean Genies and Total B.S. @ The Starry Plough, 9/23/11

Review & Photos: Hella fun rock tribute night, with the Minks, Jean Genies and Total B.S. @ The Starry Plough, 9/23/11

Why didn't anyone tell me that SF had an all female Kinks cover band?! Well actually the bass player is a dude, but regardless the Minks stole the show. [...]

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    Review & Photos: Mama Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with Uzi Rash, Dikes of Holland and Battle Stations, 9/22/11

Review & Photos: Mama Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with Uzi Rash, Dikes of Holland and Battle Stations, 9/22/11

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Hatz off to Oakland's Mama Buzz cafe. For tonite she brought the goodz. Fuck 1st Fridays, here's to 4th Thursdays. 3 great bands, Lagunitas IPA, and a [...]

By |September 26, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Mama Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with Uzi Rash, Dikes of Holland and Battle Stations, 9/22/11
  • Red Pony Clock 9/8/11 @ The Hemlock
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    Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Last Thursday at the Hemlock, Elephant Sixers the Ladybug Transistor made magic and even helped to reunite some long lost family members. Oxnard’s finest, Sea Lions, and San Diego’s [...]

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Review & Photos: Guided by Voices, Girls, Ty Segall among many highlights at FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park, 9/3/11

Photos by Tod Seelie

The Northern Californian antipathy toward Southern California (and concurrent Southern Californian indifference toward us Northerners) is as cliche as it is preposterous, though, as a NorCal [...]

By |September 11, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Guided by Voices, Girls, Ty Segall among many highlights at FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park, 9/3/11
  • R. Stevie Moore + Ariel Pink 8/30/11
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    Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Monday's double-header showcasing R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink's recent musical affair also featured local kaleidoscopic pop wizard Kelley Stoltz for the second night of a two-part "secret" show. [...]

By |September 2, 2011|Comments Off on Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11
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