• 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|0 Comments

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

Photos by Gary Magill

By |April 15, 2014|1 Comment

In Warfield performance, Bastille refuses to settle

Photos by Jon Ching

Four times since July 2013, England electronic pop quartet Bastille has passed through the Bay Area. And in that time, the band’s local fan base has […]

By |April 11, 2014|0 Comments

At The Fillmore, Haim reunites the family band

Photos by Paige K. Parsons

“XO.”

The Beyonce song was slated and typed in as the encore opener to Haim’s short set at The Fillmore Wednesday evening. But the show had […]

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Review: Jenny Hval & Mark McGuire @ The Chapel

Portland-via-Cleveland ambient guitar player Mark McGuire and Norwegian singer Jenny Hval shared a bill at The Chapel on Wednesday night. Although the turnout was rather slim due to an […]

By |April 11, 2014|0 Comments

Review: The War on Drugs at the Independent

Releasing arguably one of the best albums of 2014, Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs played the final of their two sold-out shows last night at The […]

  • London Grammar @ The Independent, 3/27/14 - Photo by Paige K. Parsons
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    The quiet, restrained power of London Grammar at The Independent

The quiet, restrained power of London Grammar at The Independent

Thursday night, London Grammar graced the stage of The Independent. This was their second visit to San Francisco, the first being a stop at the Rickshaw Stop last September. […]

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    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks keep it light-hearted at Slim’s

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks keep it light-hearted at Slim’s

Referenced in articles nearly as often for his irreverent wit as for being the frontman of Pavement, Stephen Malkmus is a riot. Last Thursday at Slim’s Stephen Malkmus & […]

By |March 31, 2014|0 Comments
  • La Dispute @ Slim's 3/29/14 - photo by Nicole Browner
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    La Dispute at Slim’s: heady post-hardcore for a devoted crowd

La Dispute at Slim’s: heady post-hardcore for a devoted crowd

Saturday night at Slim’s was an all-ages show: La Dispute, Pianos Become the Teeth and Mansions, the kind of show which for someone like me (I grew up in […]

Review & Photos: Small Black, Snowmine at the Rickshaw

Photos by Paige K. Parsons

When Brooklyn’s Small Black released their debut EP in 2009, it was the golden age of chillwave – a genre phrase that I can no […]

By |March 28, 2014|0 Comments
  • Daniel Rossen @ The Chapel 3/25/14 - photo by Jon Ching
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    A candid, intimate performance by Daniel Rossen at The Chapel

A candid, intimate performance by Daniel Rossen at The Chapel

As I entered The Chapel Tuesday night, an excited fan rushed to buy a ticket at the box office, armed with news that the sold out show had a […]

By |March 27, 2014|0 Comments
  • Black Lips @ GAMH 3/24 - Photo by: Tim Draut
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    Review & Photos: Black Lips provide riotous night of rock and roll at Great American

Review & Photos: Black Lips provide riotous night of rock and roll at Great American

Photo by: Tim Draut

If you managed to escape the Great American Music Hall last night without getting hit in the face by a beer, a shoe, an elbow, or […]

By |March 25, 2014|0 Comments
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