Review + Photos: FIDLAR at the Fox Theater

FIDLAR (photo: Dariush Azmoudeh)

The Fox Theater, a beautiful Oakland venue with a light-up marquee outside and an elegant inside with golden carved trim surrounding the stage, is truly a [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Dec 2 – Dec 8

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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Photos: FIDLAR invigorate the crowd at Slim’s

FIDLAR (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Despite an illness in the band forcing Los Angeles-based group FIDLAR to reschedule their original date at Slim's from October, they were quick to get to the Bay [...]

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Review: Wavves, FIDLAR @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/22/13

Both hailing from Los Angeles, Wavves and FIDLAR are probably two of the most divisive bands currently making music. Critics are torn, fans are torn: are they genuinely as [...]

By |March 27, 2013|Comments Off on Review: Wavves, FIDLAR @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/22/13
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    Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

Review: FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill, 1/18/13

After milling about in an unusually long door queue, I wandered into Bottom of the Hill on Friday night smack in the middle of Oakland-via-Santa Cruz garage-surf foursome Meat [...]

By |January 24, 2013|1 Comment
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    Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying

Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying

Over the last couple of years, FILDAR has collected a dedicated fan base across the US and Europe with its aggressive, unapologetic punk music without even having released a [...]

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    Oakland's Meat Market joins FIDLAR and Pangea at Bottom of the Hill this Friday 1/18/13

Oakland's Meat Market joins FIDLAR and Pangea at Bottom of the Hill this Friday 1/18/13

Garage punk four-piece Meat Market swings through San Francisco on Friday night, marking the second stop in a week-long tour of California alongside cohorts FIDLAR and Pangea.

Originally formed in [...]

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    Live This Month: January 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #296)

Live This Month: January 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #296)

Live This Month: January 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #296)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands [...]

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    FIDLAR, Pangea, and Meat Market coming to Bottom of the Hill on 1/18/13

FIDLAR, Pangea, and Meat Market coming to Bottom of the Hill on 1/18/13

L.A. garage-punk brats FIDLAR and Pangea will blow up Bottom of the Hill on January 18th with Oakland's Meat Market. Even though the show is all ages, you can [...]

By |December 18, 2012|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 3 @ Lobot Gallery, 10/28/12

Review & Photos: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 3 @ Lobot Gallery, 10/28/12

In near total darkness, Coachwhips appeared magically not on the stage but on the dance floor near the exit. Singing through a blowpop and without a PA they [...]

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Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over [...]

By |February 10, 2012|Comments Off on Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)