Ryan Adams gets clean at the Masonic

(Photos by Daniel Kielman)

Ryan Adams wants you to listen to Suicide.

In the first of very few tangents to the audience at the Masonic tonight, he’s extolling the virtues of […]

By |December 15, 2014|1 Comment
  • Death from Above 1979 at the Independent, by Jon Ching
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    Review & Photos: Death from Above 1979 pick up where they left off

Review & Photos: Death from Above 1979 pick up where they left off

Touring with their first album in ten years, Death From Above 1979 brought the same raw, manic, punk-rock energy that initially earned the Canadian duo the cult status they […]

By |November 18, 2014|2 Comments

Photos: Blonde Redhead, Dot Hacker at The Regency Ballroom

(Photo: Daniel Kielman)

Blonde Redhead came through the Regency Ballroom last night in support of their ninth studio album Barragán, out September 2 on Kobalt, and our Daniel Kielman was […]

By |November 12, 2014|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Deafheaven & WOVE play Converse Rubber Tracks Live set at The Chapel

Review & Photos: Deafheaven & WOVE play Converse Rubber Tracks Live set at The Chapel

Deafheaven (Photo: Zack Frederick)

The line to get into Deafheaven and WOVE’s Converse Rubber Tracks Live gig at The Chapel on Wednesday night stretched down the block. The buzz in […]

By |November 6, 2014|Comments Off
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    The Only Band That Matters: Fat White Family at Rickshaw Stop

The Only Band That Matters: Fat White Family at Rickshaw Stop

Fat White Family

London’s Fat White Family are the only band that matters. Born in 2011, Fat White Babies really, the six-piece has already won the contest. They […]

By |November 4, 2014|Comments Off

Total Trash 2014: The World’s Best Budget Music Fest

Total Trash 2014 came to its filthy climax at Leo’s on Halloween and proved once again why it is the world’s best budget music festival. Night one was all […]

By |November 3, 2014|Comments Off
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    Giants party! with King Tuff and La Sera at Great American Music Hall

Giants party! with King Tuff and La Sera at Great American Music Hall

Wednesday night, the Giants took the World Series as we crossed the Bay Bridge, and all was quiet. We passed AT&T Park, nothing… Driving up 9th street, that […]

By |October 31, 2014|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Allo Darlin’, Hot Toddies, The Tropics deliver pop perfection

Review & Photos: Allo Darlin’, Hot Toddies, The Tropics deliver pop perfection

The Rickshaw Stop delivered a perfect pop trifecta on Friday night. The UK/Aussie outfit Allo Darlin’ ruled the Rickshaw. They started the set with a song from […]

By |October 27, 2014|2 Comments

Weeping and howling: Perfume Genius at the Independent

Perfume Genius, the stage name of Seattle’s Mike Hadreas, consistently drew shouts and cheers from the sold-out crowd last night, despite performing music that can be overwhelmingly sad — […]

By |October 22, 2014|Comments Off
  • Jessie Ware at The Chapel, 10/21/14 (Photo by Daniel Kielman)
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    Review & Photos: Jessie Ware begins brief U.S. tour at The Chapel

Review & Photos: Jessie Ware begins brief U.S. tour at The Chapel

Jessie Ware’s very brief four-date tour of the United States kicked off in our very own backyard at The Chapel in San Francisco last night with an intimate performance […]

By |October 22, 2014|2 Comments

Review & Photos: The 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival

Photos by Daniel Kielman

Do you ever find yourself sometimes watching the people at a music festival more than the bands playing onstage?  Maybe my attention span truly has dwindled […]

Review & Photos: The Horrors @ The Fillmore

The Horrors have been playing music together for nine years. The band formed in England in 2005, and over the course of their four albums have gone from the punk-infused […]

By |October 17, 2014|3 Comments
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