Swoon worthy folksters The Wild Reeds hit Leo’s tonight

About a month ago while inside of the historic Hyde Street Studios, I witnessed the ladies of The Wild Reeds make an entire Sofar crowd go gape-mouth. As is the [...]

By |August 6, 2015|Comments Off on Swoon worthy folksters The Wild Reeds hit Leo’s tonight
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    The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show

The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show

Music festivals are endurance tests. Standing, cheering, singing and drinking for hours on end can take a toll on one’s body. But, they only come around once a year [...]

By |August 4, 2015|Comments Off on The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show
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    Oakland indie quartet Conversation’s new record comes out this week

Oakland indie quartet Conversation’s new record comes out this week

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The collaboration that is Conversation began in the summer of 2013, in Fresno, when drummer Kevin Figueroa and pianist Erik Freeman met during a [...]

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    Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance

Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance

Although Outside Lands has become one of the country’s biggest and most diverse music festivals, its setting in the middle of the city has always given it more of [...]

By |August 3, 2015|Comments Off on Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance
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    The California Honeydrops set to play two nights at The Fillmore

The California Honeydrops set to play two nights at The Fillmore

The California Honeydrops have evolved a few stages since primarily busking at BART stations. They now tour across the US and Europe regularly and draw major crowds at jam-centric [...]

By |July 31, 2015|Comments Off on The California Honeydrops set to play two nights at The Fillmore

Listen: Camera Shy

From two of the members of Whirr and Nothing, Oakland band Camera Shy is not Whirr or Nothing. All may sound dreamy, but not in the same way [...]

By |July 31, 2015|Comments Off on Listen: Camera Shy

Giveaway: The Vaccines at Slim’s

The last time the Vaccines performed in San Francisco, it was to a packed house at the Fillmore. Their sophomore album, The Vaccines Come of Age, went on to [...]

By |July 30, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: The Vaccines at Slim’s

Deafheaven Announces Third Album ‘New Bermuda’

Though Deafheaven has hardly been on hiatus since the release of the 2013 LP Sunbather, it’s without a doubt that the announcement of their forthcoming third album New Bermuda [...]

By |July 29, 2015|Comments Off on Deafheaven Announces Third Album ‘New Bermuda’

Apache and the return of Ghost Town Gallery

If you were to search "Ghost Town Gallery" here on this very site, you would see that they have been an on-again, off-again, legendary venue for years. Bands that [...]

By |July 29, 2015|Comments Off on Apache and the return of Ghost Town Gallery

Preview: Phases at Rickshaw Stop this Friday

If you were anything like me as kid, you were obsessed with Gilmore Girls, The OC, Bright Eyes and Rilo Kiley. Sure, two of those are TV shows, but [...]

By |July 28, 2015|Comments Off on Preview: Phases at Rickshaw Stop this Friday
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    Review: Charli XCX, Bleachers share top billing, but not enthusiasm

Review: Charli XCX, Bleachers share top billing, but not enthusiasm

Perhaps the point Charlotte Aitchison was trying to make at the Fox Theater in Oakland Thursday evening was one of irony–-combining grrl power anthems with faux pole dancing and [...]

By |July 27, 2015|Comments Off on Review: Charli XCX, Bleachers share top billing, but not enthusiasm

Giveaway: Sam Amidon, Little Wings at the Swedish

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Sam Amidon manages to accomplish something that not every folk musician can. His music can move seamlessly from upbeat, intricate finger-picking to serene, floating melodies, all [...]

By |July 27, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Sam Amidon, Little Wings at the Swedish