Spoon finish tour with sold-out show at the Fox

Photos by: Charlie Homo

It's a particularly long musical interlude, and Britt Daniel has taken off his short leather jacket, revealing his standard concert ensemble of tight pants and fitted [...]

By |April 16, 2010|Comments Off on Spoon finish tour with sold-out show at the Fox

Show Review: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent 3/31

It was a show for the ages. The Morning Benders, with their new album, Big Echo, in tow, teamed up with their friends The Mumlers for a sonic [...]

By |April 2, 2010|Comments Off on Show Review: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent 3/31

Review: High Places, Mi Ami, Protect Me @ Rickshaw 3/24

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

Weeknights can be tough on the concertgoer, and pushing the time limit you'll allow yourself to stay out often requires absorbing enough energy from the band [...]

By |March 31, 2010|Comments Off on Review: High Places, Mi Ami, Protect Me @ Rickshaw 3/24

Holly Miranda, Foxtail Somersault, and Tortured Genies @ Cafe Du Nord, 3/9

A friend of mine from SoCal told me to check out Holly Miranda (because she is awesome, I was told) at the Fox. Scheduling conflicts prevented that from [...]

By |March 17, 2010|Comments Off on Holly Miranda, Foxtail Somersault, and Tortured Genies @ Cafe Du Nord, 3/9

Show Review & Photos: Hunx and His Punx, The Splinters, Magic Bullets @ Amnesia 3/4

Written by: Maris Kaplan
Photos by: Irja Elisa

Although named Amnesia, the small San Francisco bar offered an unforgettable night of music last Thursday evening with performances from three majorly reputable [...]

Chain and the Gang, The Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Nodzzz @ Elbo Room, 2/27

Review and Photos by MikeyMike

The Elbo Room brought out quite a lineup this past Saturday with local heroes Nodzzz and Ty Segall plus imports The Strange Boys (Austin, Texas), [...]

By |March 5, 2010|Comments Off on Chain and the Gang, The Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Nodzzz @ Elbo Room, 2/27

Show Review: Deer Tick @ The Independent 3/3

Photos by: Charlie Homo

It remains unclear whether the twangy, young-hearted Deer Tick has always had such a strong blend of comical and confident stage presence. My last experience [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Edward Sharpe, Watson Twins, AB & the Sea, Northern Key @ Bimbo’s

Photos by: Charlie Homo

The closing nights of the last two Noise Pop festivals have focused not only on musical quality, but on the credo of the more outrageous live [...]

Noise Pop 2010: !!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ The Mezzanine

!!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold and My First Earthquake all brought their A-game to the Mezzanine last Saturday night.

My First Earthquake, a local electro-pop quartet, opened up the [...]

By |March 3, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: !!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ The Mezzanine

Noise Pop 2010: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands, Tempo No Tempo @ Slim’s

Some Noise Pop shows are a sum of their parts: openers with enough reputation to draw a substantial portion of attendees, rounding out an evening that features a particular [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Thao Nguyen / Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall

Photos by: Nicole Browner

While the audience, and even the performers, might have expected Saturday night's collaboration between Mirah and Thao Nguyen to come across as a spirited little experiment, [...]

By |March 2, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Thao Nguyen / Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop 2010: Mark Kozelek, Laura Gibson, Paula Frazer, Fences

Photos by: Charlie Homo

We got a little lost on the way to the gig last night due, in part, to losing our bearings among the thousands of people gathered [...]

By |March 2, 2010|2 Comments
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