Glasgow rock stars Franz Ferdinand tear up the Fox Theater

(Photos by Gary Magill)

It's been a decade since Franz Ferdinand released their self-titled debut album and dropped the bomb that was "Take Me Out". After the music video received [...]

By |April 30, 2014|Comments Off on Glasgow rock stars Franz Ferdinand tear up the Fox Theater
  • Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Great American Music Hall 4/28/14 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ GAMH

Review & Photos: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ GAMH

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

Led by Efrim Menuck of Godspeed! You Black Emperor fame, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (SMZ) are one of the last remaining post-rock bands with any [...]

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Tokyo Police Club feeling the love at The Independent

Photos by Jon Ching

After spending forty-five minutes looking for parking around Divisadero Street (paying for a lot would be too easy, after all) and finally settling for a questionable [...]

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    Hurray for the Riff Raff bring southern charm to The Independent

Hurray for the Riff Raff bring southern charm to The Independent

Alynda Lee Segarra doesn’t even seem real.

Never mind that she is standing before a sold-out crowd at The Independent in several layers of black eyeliner, no doubt inspired by [...]

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Review: The Men at the Rickshaw Stop bring out the dudes

Photos by Erin Dage

Brooklyn’s the Men have been active since 2008, and in those six years have consistently produced five studio albums that range from abrasive noise rock to [...]

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  • tUnE-yArDs @ TheChapel, 4/21/14 - Photo by Jon Ching
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    tUnE-yArDs’ return to the stage showcases terrific new songs

tUnE-yArDs’ return to the stage showcases terrific new songs

tUnE-yArDs played The Chapel last night to a lucky select few who either caught wind of the last minute show announcement in time to grab tickets online or those [...]

By |April 22, 2014|1 Comment

Mogwai at the Regency: a spectacular performance

Friday night marked the return of Mogwai to the Regency Ballroom, which was actually the venue I saw them in for the first time, on a tour with Fuck [...]

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Review/Photos: The Afghan Whigs, Early Winters @ Slim’s

(Photo by Daniel Kielman)

The Afghan Whigs originally broke up in 2001 and while they reunited a few times over the course of the years it never seemed like a [...]

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    Review: Foxygen’s return to SF sold out two consecutive nights

Review: Foxygen’s return to SF sold out two consecutive nights

Straight from the dusty desert playground of Coachella, Foxygen played to a sold-out crowd at The Chapel Wednesday night in the Mission. They're the neo-flower children reviving what is most likely [...]

By |April 18, 2014|Comments Off on Review: Foxygen’s return to SF sold out two consecutive nights
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    Review: Boy & Bear, Wildlife, Scary Little Friends @ Bottom of the Hill

Review: Boy & Bear, Wildlife, Scary Little Friends @ Bottom of the Hill

“Let’s leave before the headliner,” an obnoxious, predictably male voice materialized from somewhere amidst the haze of the smoke-filled patio at the Bottom of the Hill. I shouldn’t [...]

  • Blood Orange @ GAMH, 4/15/14 - Photo by: Gary Magill
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    Blood Orange broods with dynamic funk and soul at sold-out Great American

Blood Orange broods with dynamic funk and soul at sold-out Great American

Photos by Gary Magill

The Hynesian struggle is real. Blood Orange (née Dev Hynes) had a wild year, suffering a nasty apartment fire and dropping one of the best albums [...]

By |April 16, 2014|Comments Off on Blood Orange broods with dynamic funk and soul at sold-out Great American

Photos: Temples at Great American Music Hall, 4/14/14

Photos by Gary Magill

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