• Red Pony Clock 9/8/11 @ The Hemlock
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    Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Last Thursday at the Hemlock, Elephant Sixers the Ladybug Transistor made magic and even helped to reunite some long lost family members. Oxnard’s finest, Sea Lions, and San Diego’s [...]

By |September 12, 2011|Comments Off on Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Review & Photos: Guided by Voices, Girls, Ty Segall among many highlights at FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park, 9/3/11

Photos by Tod Seelie

The Northern Californian antipathy toward Southern California (and concurrent Southern Californian indifference toward us Northerners) is as cliche as it is preposterous, though, as a NorCal [...]

By |September 11, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Guided by Voices, Girls, Ty Segall among many highlights at FYF Fest @ Los Angeles State Historic Park, 9/3/11
  • R. Stevie Moore + Ariel Pink 8/30/11
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    Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Monday's double-header showcasing R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink's recent musical affair also featured local kaleidoscopic pop wizard Kelley Stoltz for the second night of a two-part "secret" show. [...]

By |September 2, 2011|Comments Off on Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11
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    Photos/Review: Wooden Shjips debut ‘West’ in the right place @ Bottom of the Hill 8/18/11

Photos/Review: Wooden Shjips debut ‘West’ in the right place @ Bottom of the Hill 8/18/11

For the past few months, a press copy of West has been the only CD in my car. I've probably cycled through it at least fifty times. With its [...]

By |August 22, 2011|Comments Off on Photos/Review: Wooden Shjips debut ‘West’ in the right place @ Bottom of the Hill 8/18/11
  • White Cloud @ Regional Bias 2011
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    Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Photos & Recap: Regional Bias 2011 with Royal Baths, Little Wings, White Cloud, Sea of Bees

Regional Bias 2011 took place Saturday night, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. All four bands ruled, with the only bittersweet element being the [...]

Review & Photos: Oh, to Live on Sugar Mountain

I finally made it to Oakland's Sugar Mountain last Thursday (8/4/11). It's just next door to my favorite freak scene, The Ghost Town Gallery. Fittingly, Uzi Rash broke my [...]

By |August 8, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Oh, to Live on Sugar Mountain
  • Dntel at the Rickshaw Stop, 8/3/11
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    Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

On Wednesday, The Rickshaw Stop hosted a great bedroom pop triple bill: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic.

I arrived halfway through the ambient guitar work of Geotic, the [...]

By |August 5, 2011|Comments Off on Photos & Review: DNTEL, the One AM Radio and Geotic at the Rickshaw 8/3/11

Photos & Recap: 2011 Woodsist Fest in Big Sur, 7/30-7/31/11

Photos by Nicole Browner and Ben Van Houten

Last weekend in Big Sur, Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!))) teamed up to present the sublimely wonderful 2011 Woodsist Fest. These photos [...]

By |August 3, 2011|2 Comments

Nick Waterhouse, Group Doueh, Mark Gergis at the Rickshaw Stop 7/1/11

Arriving at 9pm there was a rare Rickshaw line formed outside. Inside the soon to be packed room, Oakland's Mark Gergis was spinning the ultimate in obscure world [...]

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Review & Photos: Emily Bonn & The Vivants, Diana Jones, The Wild Reeds, Old Man Ludecke @ Amnesia, 6/16

Emily Bonn and the Vivants - "Riot At The Rite Spot"

In a recent column I implied that the scene around Amnesia might have lost some of its vitality. [...]

By |June 20, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Emily Bonn & The Vivants, Diana Jones, The Wild Reeds, Old Man Ludecke @ Amnesia, 6/16

Review & Photos: Spencey Dude and the Doodles, King Tuff and Times New Viking @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/11

Don't know how I missed SF's Spencey Dude and the Doodles this long. They've been doing their thing since 2005 at least, and even recorded with my hero, Greg [...]

By |June 16, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Spencey Dude and the Doodles, King Tuff and Times New Viking @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/11

SF Popfest 2011: Slumberland Records showcase @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/28/11

Saturday night's Slumberland Records showcase at the Rickshaw Stop was a mini-festival within SF Popfest 2011, like a set of Russian nesting dolls, or like something that's a smaller [...]

By |June 2, 2011|Comments Off on SF Popfest 2011: Slumberland Records showcase @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/28/11
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