The Bay Abridged: Apr 27 – May 10

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 [...]

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Photos: Elliphant lives the golden life at the Independent

Elliphant (photo: Ian Young)

Swedish singer Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter, known as Elliphant, gave an intense show to a passionate crowd at the Independent on Tuesday night, May 10, 2016.  Opener Claire [...]

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  • The Griswolds at the Fillmore, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: The Griswolds, Magic Man bring the Hotline Spring tour at the Fillmore

Photos: The Griswolds, Magic Man bring the Hotline Spring tour at the Fillmore

The Griswolds (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

From the other side of the world, Australian band The Griswolds brought their co-headlining Hotline Spring tour with Magic Man to the Fillmore on Sunday night, May [...]

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Photos: From across the Bay, FRANKIE performs at DNA Lounge

FRANKIE (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Local to the Bay Area, singer-songwriter FRANKIE gave an intimate performance at the DNA Lounge last Friday night, May 6, 2016. Photographer Brittany O'Brien was at the show to [...]

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Photos: Santigold goes hard at the Masonic

Santigold (photo: Ian Young)

Singer-songwriter-rapper-Master-of-her-Make-Believe Santigold came through the Masonic Sunday night, May 8, 2016. She brought along her crew in support of her latest album 99¢ and even, at one point, [...]

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  • Mayer Hawthorne at the Fox Theater, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: Mayer Hawthorne brings his soul sound to the Fox Theater

Photos: Mayer Hawthorne brings his soul sound to the Fox Theater

Mayer Hawthorne (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Soul enthusiast and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne brought his unique style to the Fox Theater last Friday night, May 6, 2016.  Joined by Gabriel Garzon-Montano, it was a funky night with a [...]

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  • Hitsville Soul Sisters at Neck of The Woods, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: Hitsville Soul Sisters and plenty o’ soul at Neck of the Woods

Photos: Hitsville Soul Sisters and plenty o’ soul at Neck of the Woods

The Hitsville Soul Sisters (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last weekend saw the band with the Motown Moves and Soulful Grooves The Hitsville Soul Sisters deliver at Neck of the Woods on Saturday, April 30, 2016. [...]

Photos: Hippo Campus headline at Bottom of the Hill

Hippo Campus (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Earlier this week saw rock band Hippo Campus give an energetic performance at the Bottom of the Hill on May 3, 2016.  The band always seems to [...]

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Review: Rooney made me feel 13 again at the Independent

I went almost thirteen years loving a band and never getting to see them until May 4, 2016. The ol' holy night I saw Rooney at the Independent. For [...]

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    Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish

Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish

I'm always the type to be ridiculously early to all shows or, well, ridiculously on time. Depending on the show, this could either be what everyone is doing, or [...]

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Photos: Jamestown Revival bring the life to the Independent

Jamestown Revival (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Childhood friends Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay formed their American rock band Jamestown Revival in 2011 and have been going strong since. They recently gave a rousing [...]

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  • Hatsune Miku at the Warfield, by Muraki Kanae
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    Review + Photos: Hatsune Miku and a glowstick in hand at the Warfield

Review + Photos: Hatsune Miku and a glowstick in hand at the Warfield

Hatsune Miku (photo: Muraki Kanae)

Review by Ian Young

I saw the Tupac hologram at Coachella. And I’ve been to Japan. But beyond that, I’m the least qualified person to be here [...]