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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 [...]

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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre, by Joshua Huver
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    The Avett Brothers jump into the crowd with a stellar performance at The Greek Theatre

The Avett Brothers jump into the crowd with a stellar performance at The Greek Theatre

The Avett Brothers (photo: Joshua Huver)

Making their second career appearance at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley, on Saturday, April 30, Americana rock and roll powerhouse group The Avett Brothers [...]

Photos: Wild Nothing bring pause to the Independent

Wild Nothing (photo: Kristin Cofer)

With the release of the third LP, Life of Pause, Wild Nothing swung by the Independent for an intimate evening of new songs from the album by [...]

By |April 26, 2016|0 Comments

Photos: Nothing can stop Lush at the Warfield

Lush (Photo: Paige Parsons)

Some rescheduling couldn't stop beloved rock band Lush from performing at the Warfield last Sunday, April 24, 2016. It's the band's first tour in over a decade with a [...]

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Photos: Crystal Fighters rave up The Independent

Crystal Fighters (photo: Sara Uduwela)

British electronic folk band Crystal Fighters performed at the Independent last Thursday, April 21, 2016. Their songs are slowly appearing in more and more shows and commercials, so it [...]

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Photos: The 1975 in pink and green at the Greek Theater

The 1975 (photo: Sara Uduwela)

The 1975 have released two albums and are already performing to a crowd at one of the largest outdoor venues in the bay, the Greek Theater in [...]

By |April 25, 2016|0 Comments

Photos: James Bay rocks a packed house at the Fox Theater

James Bay (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Rising English singer-songwriter James Bay performed to an enthusiastic sold out audience at the Fox Theater last Friday night, April 22, 2016. Joined by Portland band JOSEPH, Bay [...]

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  • The Monophonics at Moe's Alley, by Joshua Huver
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    Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

The Monophonics (photo: Joshua Huver)

Often mistaken for outright passion or "The Funk," soul as a genre is a musical style that slowed without stopping. Its decline in the mainstream [...]

By |April 22, 2016|0 Comments
  • Grimes at The Fox Theater, by Ian Young
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    Photos: Grimes and the art of angelic electro-pop at the Fox Theater

Photos: Grimes and the art of angelic electro-pop at the Fox Theater

Grimes (photo: Ian Young)

Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, brought her eclectic show of sounds, visuals, and vitality to the Fox Theater last night on April 20, 2016.  Joined by Tei Shi, [...]

By |April 21, 2016|0 Comments
  • CHVRCHES at The Fox Theater, by Sara Uduwela
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    High enough to carry us over: A review of CHVRCHES at the Fox Theater

High enough to carry us over: A review of CHVRCHES at the Fox Theater

CHVRCHES (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Lauren Mayberry is constantly at risk of having her music drowned out by the uproar over her opinions. She's a vocal critic of the way women are treated [...]

By |April 21, 2016|1 Comment
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