Review: Chicano Batman at the Independent 1/23/16

I had always been a fan of Chicano Batman. Always admired how they mixed punk with classic Mexican banda and musical styles. I had never seen them live. Never [...]

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Photos: Ty Segall at the Fillmore

Ty Segall (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Ty Segall gave an energetic performance at The Fillmore last Monday evening, January 18, 2016.  Brittany O'Brien has these photos of the night's antics to share.

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Photos: Jenny Lee gives a solo show at the Chapel

Jenny Lee (photo: Kristin Cofer)

Jenny Lee took some time away as bassist of the rock outfit Warpaint to perform a solo set of her material at The Chapel on Thursday [...]

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  • Lady Rizo at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Review & Photos: Lady Rizo ripples and rocks good vibes and crass at GAMH

Review & Photos: Lady Rizo ripples and rocks good vibes and crass at GAMH

Lady Rizo (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Moondrunk's acoustic hip hop, pop-improv harmony-funk opened the night, swiftly followed by Rosin Coven's variety-vaudeville performance.

Lady Rizo headlined the Great American Music [...]

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Review: PWR BTTM leave the negativity at the door

With all the hype I gave this show and PWR BTTM, with the amount of words that wouldn't stop spewing out of my mouth and fingers awaiting it to [...]

By |January 29, 2016|1 Comment
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    Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at the Fillmore

Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at the Fillmore

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were joined by Paper Bird for a sold out night of soulful R&B rock and roll at [...]

By |January 28, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at the Fillmore
  • Barbara Dane at Yoshi's, Oakland by Ria Burman
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    Review & Photos: Barbara Dane’s bluesy soul jazzed at Yoshi’s

Review & Photos: Barbara Dane’s bluesy soul jazzed at Yoshi’s

Barbara Dane (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Barbara Dane's sold out show at Yoshi's in Oakland was priceless. The crowd, sprinkle-showered in grey hairs, whooped and cheered as the comical-lyrical [...]

By |January 27, 2016|3 Comments
  • Cowboy Junkies at the Great American Music Hall, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: Cowboy Junkies go unplugged at the Great American Music Hall

Photos: Cowboy Junkies go unplugged at the Great American Music Hall

Cowboy Junkies (photo: Jon Bauer)

Toronto natives Cowboy Junkies gave an intimate acoustic performance at the Great American Music Hall last Friday, January 22, 2016. Photographer Jon Bauer was there to [...]

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  • The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at Slim's, by Ria Burman
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    Review & Photos: The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at Slim’s

Review & Photos: The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at Slim’s

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Dave Hanley opened the night at Slim's with an acoustic set after taking a break for a few years, returning with [...]

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Photos: L.A. Witch at the Rickshaw Stop

L.A. Witch (photo: Kristin Cofer)

All-girl Los Angeles dirty punk rock band L.A. Witch gave a performance at the Rickshaw Stop Thursday night, January 21, 2016.  Photographer Kristin Cofer was on [...]

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Photos: Car Seat Headrest take to the Independent stage

Car Seat Headrest (photo: Ian Young)

Photos and words by Ian Young

From recording vocals in the back seat of his car (hence the name Car Seat Headrest) to playing at The Independent, [...]

By |January 21, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Car Seat Headrest take to the Independent stage

The Bay Abridged: Jan 13 – Jan 19

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 [...]

By |January 20, 2016|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Jan 13 – Jan 19