• Modest Mouse at the Masonic, 9/26/14, by Daniel Kielman
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    Review & Photos: Modest Mouse brings the hits to sold out Masonic show

Review & Photos: Modest Mouse brings the hits to sold out Masonic show

It’s been seven years and counting since there has been a new Modest Mouse album, and a scant five album releases in total from the breakout indie rock act […]

By |September 29, 2014|1 Comment

Home town heroes The Soft White Sixties rule the Fillmore

The Soft White Sixties played a mid-lineup set at the Fillmore last night, September 25, between Sir Madam and Rival Sons, and they proved themselves to be proper home […]

By |September 26, 2014|1 Comment
  • Temples @ The Fillmore, 9/24/14 - Photo by Jon Ching
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    Review & Photos: Temples delivers psych to crowd of believers at The Fillmore

Review & Photos: Temples delivers psych to crowd of believers at The Fillmore

Photos by Jon Ching

Last night, Temples, Wampire, and Fever the Ghost played to a densely-packed but not-quite sold-out crowd at The Fillmore. Earlier this year, I saw Temples play […]

By |September 25, 2014|3 Comments

Rich Girls open for The Raveonettes at Bimbo’s 365 Club

Photos by J. Schuchard

Visa delays blow. There’s no getting around it. But sometimes a visa mishap for one English band (Coves) means a serendipitous night for a local up-and-comer. This past Monday […]

By |September 24, 2014|0 Comments
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    Review: Jesus returns! Richard Buckner delights at the Hemlock Tavern

Review: Jesus returns! Richard Buckner delights at the Hemlock Tavern

Jesus, our savior, returned to earth last night, to a delighted audience. The holy one, Richard Buckner played songs from Bloomed, blessed it be, in celebration of its […]

By |September 16, 2014|0 Comments
  • SoFA Street Fair (Photo: Gary Avila)
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    Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

“What’s the Interruption?” the Mormon asked me, referring to The Interrupters t-shirt I was wearing. I can’t say for certain if he actually was a Mormon but he definitely […]

By |September 16, 2014|4 Comments
  • Film School @ Bottom of the Hill, 9/5/14 - Photo by Debra Zeller
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    Photos: Film School reunites at Bottom of the Hill with Hot Fog and Peace Creep

Photos: Film School reunites at Bottom of the Hill with Hot Fog and Peace Creep

Film School reunited on Friday night, bringing the band’s five-person lineup from their classic self-titled album together for the first time in eight years. Our friend Debra Zeller was […]

By |September 8, 2014|0 Comments
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    Review: Wednesday Night Live with Jacuzzi Boys, Apache, Greg Ashley, and Terry Malts

Review: Wednesday Night Live with Jacuzzi Boys, Apache, Greg Ashley, and Terry Malts

In the beginning there were Beach Boys, who begot Soft Boys, and spawned Strange Boys…Now behold: Jacuzzi Boys!——All the way from Miami, FLA, the Boys headlined a very fine Wednesday night at […]

By |August 28, 2014|Comments Off
  • Slint @ The Fillmore, 8/25/14 - Photo by Daniel Kielman
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    Review & Photos: Slint brings ‘Spiderland’ to The Fillmore

Review & Photos: Slint brings ‘Spiderland’ to The Fillmore

Slint at The Fillmore, 8/25/14 (Photo: Daniel Kielman)

Slint stopped by the Fillmore Monday night for an intimate and low-key performance for one of the closing dates of their West […]

By |August 26, 2014|1 Comment

Review: Jack White at Bill Graham Civic

Photos by Roman Gokhman

Long before the earth rattled all of the Bay Area in the wee hours of Sunday, Jack White shook the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on the […]

By |August 25, 2014|1 Comment

Review: Built to Spill at Slim’s

In the middle of a three-night booking at Slim’s, Built to Spill played their second show Sunday night to a packed (but not sold-out) crowd. The veteran rockers were in fine […]

By |August 19, 2014|2 Comments
  • The Flaming Lips @ 2014 Outside Lands Music Festival - Photo by Daniel Kielman
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    Review: Flaming Lips, Arctic Monkeys among the highlights of Outside Lands 2014

Review: Flaming Lips, Arctic Monkeys among the highlights of Outside Lands 2014

Editor’s note: Below, find Jody Amable’s review of Outside Lands 2014, followed by a collection of Roman Gokhman’s tweets from the festival all weekend long. Be sure to also […]

By |August 11, 2014|2 Comments
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