Photos & Tweets: The 2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

The first annual BottleRock Napa Valley Festival brought over 50 bands to the Napa Valley Expo for four days of music over the weekend, and our Roman Gokhman was [...]

By |May 13, 2013|Comments Off on Photos & Tweets: The 2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival
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    Review & Photos: Allah-Las, The Blank Tapes @ The Chapel, 5/9/13

Review & Photos: Allah-Las, The Blank Tapes @ The Chapel, 5/9/13

Last night, Allah-Las and The Blank Tapes rocked The Chapel. Read our review below!

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By |May 10, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Allah-Las, The Blank Tapes @ The Chapel, 5/9/13

Review & Photos: UV Race @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 5/6/13

Melbourne's UV Race passed through town this week, playing the Rickshaw on Sunday and 1-2-3-4 Go! on Monday. It's their first US tour since 2010 and it's a [...]

By |May 8, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: UV Race @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 5/6/13
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    Review & Photos: Dead Meadow, Dead Skeletons @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 5/4/13

Review & Photos: Dead Meadow, Dead Skeletons @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 5/4/13

May 4th, 1am, I found myself in front of a chaotic Dead Skeletons at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, hypnotized with the rest of the audience by some sort [...]

Review: Clinic, No Joy @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/3/13

Clinic have been around for a long time. Their debut album, Internal Wrangler, came out when I was just starting high school and I still remember my best friend [...]

By |May 3, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Clinic, No Joy @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/3/13
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    Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13

Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13

Stereo Total formed more than 20 years ago. They sing in French and German. They mix Casiotone pop, disco and garage rock as if it were completely natural to [...]

By |May 2, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13
  • Metz @ Bottom of the Hill 4/30/13 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Metz, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Bottom of the Hill, 4/30/13

Review & Photos: Metz, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Bottom of the Hill, 4/30/13

By the start of Tuesday night's show at Bottom of the Hill, the turnout was a little concerning. With a bill headlined by Metz (one of Sub Pop's newer [...]

By |May 1, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Metz, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Bottom of the Hill, 4/30/13
  • Palma Violets @ The Independent 4/24/13 - photo by Katie Kopacz
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    Review & Photos: Palma Violets and Guards @ The Independent 4/23/13

Review & Photos: Palma Violets and Guards @ The Independent 4/23/13

Photos by Katie Kopacz

I had been in The Independent for about 7 minutes on Tuesday night, when an eager British guy came up to me and told me to come [...]

By |April 25, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Palma Violets and Guards @ The Independent 4/23/13
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    Review & Photos: Beach Fossils, Surf Club, Black Jeans @ Slim's 4/23/2013

Review & Photos: Beach Fossils, Surf Club, Black Jeans @ Slim's 4/23/2013

If you're in the mood for some serious '90s nostalgia, no time machine necessary. Brooklyn's Beach Fossils at Slim's on Tuesday night certainly fulfilled such a craving, and the [...]

By |April 25, 2013|1 Comment
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    Review: The Men, CCR Headcleaner, White Cloud @ The Rickshaw Stop 4/22/13

Review: The Men, CCR Headcleaner, White Cloud @ The Rickshaw Stop 4/22/13

So I guess it's weird to everyone else that I like The Men.

Sometimes I'm even surprised I like The Men. People never fail to voice their surprise when I [...]

By |April 24, 2013|Comments Off on Review: The Men, CCR Headcleaner, White Cloud @ The Rickshaw Stop 4/22/13

Reviews & Photos: Road Trippin' to Mecca

Joshua Tree National Park is a mere eight-hour road trip from here. The trees, rocks and spirit of Gram Parsons are certainly worth the I-5 mayhem, and just [...]

By |April 18, 2013|1 Comment
  • Purity Ring @ The Independent 4/16/13 - photo by Tim Draut
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    Review & Photos: Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii @ The Independent, 4/16/13

Review & Photos: Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii @ The Independent, 4/16/13

Photos by Tim Draut

Purity Ring and Blue Hawaii stunned the crowd at The Independent on Tuesday night during the second of two consecutive sold out shows at the venue. [...]

By |April 17, 2013|1 Comment