• Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop 2/24/13 (Noise Pop 2014) - photo by Nicole Browner
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    Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett brings shrewd lyrics and rock & roll to Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett brings shrewd lyrics and rock & roll to Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Nicole Browner

Courtney Barnett: Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett has become an overnight ambassador for Aussie slacker folk rock. Headlining Monday night's sold-out Noise Pop pre-party, Barnett wore [...]

By |February 25, 2014|1 Comment

Photos: Pixies, Best Coast at The Fox

Photos of Pixies and Best Coast at the Fox Theater, 2/21/14, by Tanner Pikop

By |February 24, 2014|Comments Off on Photos: Pixies, Best Coast at The Fox

Touché Amoré find hope in hopelessness at Slim’s

Touché Amoré photos by Nicole Browner
All other photos by Ryan McDonald

Los Angeles fivesome Touché Amoré led a grab bag lineup of emo and hardcore bands on Wednesday night at Slim's. [...]

By |February 14, 2014|2 Comments

Shearwater rises above the pack at Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Nicole Browner

This is San Francisco — let's talk about conversions. On Saturday night, the Texas-based theatrical gloom pop of Shearwater converted absolutely everyone in Bottom of the [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Shearwater rises above the pack at Bottom of the Hill
  • Delorean @ The Independent 2/10/14 - photo by Gary Magill
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    Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent

Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent

Photos by Gary Magill

The last time I saw Delorean play, I was huddled underneath a humid tent at FYF in Los Angeles. This was last summer, and the space [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent
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    Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Photo: Ruby Perez

Saturday night at the Hemlock Tavern proved to be quite the gathering for the Bay Area music scene. Playing to an entirely packed house, Tony Molina, Life [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Review & Photos: Frankie Rose at the Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Tanner Pikop

“Can you guys do me a favor? It’s gonna be loud, I’m stepping back from my mic,” says Frankie Rose.

“On the count of three, can you [...]

By |February 5, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Frankie Rose at the Rickshaw Stop
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    Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Evan Henkel

Bottom of the Hill hosted a three-band tour on Thursday evening, with a mouthful of a bill: Into It. Over It, The World is a Beautiful [...]

By |February 3, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place @ Bottom of the Hill

Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent

Photos by Evan Henkel

A band continuing without their original frontman is bold. It's gutsy and noteworthy, but something was just off on Wednesday night. I walked into The Independent with [...]

By |January 31, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent
  • Mutual Benefit @ The Rickshaw Stop 1/25/14 - photo by Tanner Pikop
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    Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

It was a relatively mellow Saturday night at Rickshaw Stop this past weekend, with members of Mutual Benefit, Dim Peaks, and Dan Casey mingling around the merch table before [...]

By |January 28, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Review: Jessy Lanza sells out Amnesia

On Saturday night, Jessy Lanza sold out Amnesia as the headliner of the Pro Fans 015 Showcase. For $10 on WillCall, showgoers caught San Francisco staple Running in the Fog, [...]

By |January 27, 2014|Comments Off on Review: Jessy Lanza sells out Amnesia
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    Review & Photos: Useless Eaters, Scraper, Generation Loss @ Hemlock Tavern

Review & Photos: Useless Eaters, Scraper, Generation Loss @ Hemlock Tavern

Useless Eaters played a short set at the Hemlock Tavern on Friday, and denied yells for more. Halfway through, Seth broke a string; somehow unable to get another, he [...]

By |January 27, 2014|3 Comments