The Bay Abridged: Oct 20 — Oct 27

(Jane's Addiction at The Warfield)

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. [...]

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Photos: Jane’s Addiction at The Warfield

Jane's Addiction (photo: Jon Bauer)

It was a special night at the Warfield on Saturday, October 24, 2015, where one of the first major breakthrough bands in alternative music, Jane's Addiction, gave a [...]

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Florence + the Machine: Bold and barefooted at the Greek

Florence + the Machine (photo: Jess Luoma)

Florence Welch is a beautiful mess. Thursday night, the leading lady of Florence + the Machine, filled the epic Greek Theatre with her bold, barefooted and [...]

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Photos: MisterWives & WATERS at the Fillmore

MisterWives (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

MisterWives are rising quickly, evidenced by their sold out show at The Fillmore on Monday evening, October 19, 2015.  They were joined by our very own WATERS.  Brittany O'Brien has [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Oct 14 — Oct 20

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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FFS: A Friggin’ Fun Show

FFS (Photos by Brittany O'Brien)

From swaying and atmospheric to face-melting electric rockabilly distortion by way of teeth, The Intelligence managed to put just the right amount of pep in eager FFS [...]

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  • Twenty One Pilots at the Fox Theatre, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: Twenty One Pilots & Finish Ticket at the Fox Theater

Photos: Twenty One Pilots & Finish Ticket at the Fox Theater

Twenty One Pilots (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

They'll be wrapping up their Blurryface tour on Halloween, Twenty One Pilots dropped by Oakland's Fox Theater for two nights of sold out shows.  They [...]

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Photos: Albert Hammond Jr. & Day Wave at The Independent

Albert Hammond Jr. (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Performing a sold out show at The Independent on October 16, 2015 as part of the Treasure Island Night Shows, Albert Hammond Jr. played to a packed house [...]

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Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at the Swedish American Hall

Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Ian Young)

With songs about flamingos, chickens, video games and strange babies, Kero Kero Bonito marches to the beat of their own drum machine.  Photographer Ian Young [...]

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  • Ariel Pink at Bimbo's, by Jess Luoma
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    Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

The Black Lips (photo: Jess Luoma)

It was a night of firsts for this fresh piece of music-reviewing meat.  Never, never in my 26 years have I witnessed a loogie hawked on stage [...]

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  • Big Grams at 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival, by Daniel Kielman
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    Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: An indie rock kid tries on EDM shoes

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: An indie rock kid tries on EDM shoes

Since the beloved Treasure Island Music Festival has graced the bay with live music and pirate motifs, the two days of the festival have always been a war of [...]

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: Sunday review

Another year in the books for the island-sequestered music festival, as presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment. Many components of Treasure Island Music Festival were the same [...]

By |October 19, 2015|Comments Off on Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: Sunday review