Review: Pop-Up Magazine’s Fall Issue at the Curran

(photo: Jon Snyder) Pop-Up Magazine’s fall issue wrapped up its first-ever three-night run at San Francisco’s Curran Theater. This is a big year for the media show that originated in San Francisco. Not only has it expanded to three nights instead of one, it will also have its first international show in Toronto. Pop-Up Magazine can be hard to describe to someone who’s never seen the show before. This is because all the stories are kept a secret until the show starts. Then, after it’s over, not a single part of the show is made available again. It also uses [...]

By |October 2, 2018|Tags: |

Review: Pop-Up Magazine delivered tears, surprises, laughs

Pop-Up Magazine came back to Oakland for their Spring 2018 tour on May 10 at the Paramount Theater. The touring show combines aspects from concerts, podcasts, and magazines into one live performance. It’s never recorded, so the only the audience gets to see it. This show featured stories from Jenée Desmond-Harris, Davy Rothbart, and John Jeremiah Sullivan. There was also a musical performance of totally unreleased music from local musician Fantastic Negrito. A signature of Pop-Up storytelling is a zig-zagging narrative that starts in one place and ends in somewhere you’d never expect. The performances ranged from funny to serious and absurd, [...]

By |May 22, 2018|Tags: |

Review: FRENSHIP and Yoke Lore at the Independent

FRENSHIP (photo: Emily Gadd) On May 8 FRENSHIP played at the Independent for their first-ever headlining tour. New York artist Yoke Lore kicked off the night with his feel-good folksy music. Yoke Lore is headed by former Walk the Moon member Adrian Galvin. Highlights of his set included "Tom Robbins," a song about the novelist of the same name, a cover of Savage Garden’s "Truly, Madly, Deeply," and an unreleased song that he says he’s currently keeping for live audiences only. FRENSHIP duo James Sunderland and Brett Hite put on a very energetic performance. The Independent has a smaller stage, [...]

By |May 14, 2018|Tags: |

Q&A: FRENSHIP excited to play SF, step away from “Capsize”

(photo: Dan Regan) James Sunderland and Brett Hite of FRENSHIP met when they were both working at a Lululemon. They started creating music together and, in 2016, their song "Capsize," which featured Emily Warren, became huge. Now, the band is on their first-ever headlining tour. We caught up with James to talk about the tour, new music, and how amazing of a city San Francisco is. The Bay Bridged: How's the tour going? James Sunderland: It's going pretty well! We're four days in. We just had our third show in Nashville, and it was pretty good and I think it [...]

By |May 7, 2018|Tags: |

Pop-Up Magazine returns for an evening of storytelling and music

Pop Up Magazine at the Curran San Francisco on Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Photo: Erin Brethauer) Pop-Up Magazine is a live, touring "magazine" that combines music with storytelling, and it's coming back to the Paramount Theater in Oakland on May 10. The Oakland show will feature stories from Jenée Desmond-Harris, Davy Rothbart, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Oakland musician Fantastic Negrito, and more. If you're still not sure what you'll be in for, senior story producer Anita Badejo understands the confusion. "It can be even hard for us to explain sometimes because there's not really anything like it," she says. "One of [...]

By |May 7, 2018|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: GUM at the Independent

Do you need more synth pop in your life? Of course you do! Enter our giveaway for a chance to check out Jay Watson's solo project GUM. The Tame Impala and Pond multi-instrumentalist will be performing at The Independent on April 19th, with support from stellar locals Tanukichan and Rose Droll. Watson released his most recent GUM album The Underdog on April 6th To enter for a chance to win tickets to see GUM at The Independent, email with "GUM" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected [...]

By |April 17, 2018|Tags: |

Review: Elohim at Slim’s

Elohim (photo: Emily Gadd) The first time I saw Elohim live was the same day I was moving apartments. The second I unloaded the last box, I scrambled to get to the show on time. When the show ended, I headed home feeling so full of energy that I forgot that I had spent the entire day moving. Almost exactly a year later I got to see Elohim again, this time at Slim’s. It might seem hard to believe that an artist who covers her face and uses a computer to communicate when she performs could be so captivating. But [...]

By |April 12, 2018|Tags: |

Interview: Elohim talks touring, writing, and her forthcoming album

(photo: Chase O'Black) Elohim is a singer, songwriter, and producer who has made a name for herself through music full of intoxicating electronic beats and revealing lyrics that explore themes like anxiety and depression. On stage, the artist keeps her face covered and talks to her fans with a computerized female voice. But even with all of her secrecy, Elohim's shows are captivating. She performs alone, surrounded by keyboards and computers, and projecting visuals that are perfectly cued to her lyrics behind her. Her first singles "Xanax" and "She Talks Too Much" debuted in 2015, and Elohim hasn't slowed down [...]

By |April 5, 2018|Tags: |

Alice Glass embarks on first solo tour, plays SF twice next month

Alice Glass recently debuted a Zola Jesus remix of "StillBirth," Glass's debut single from 2015. She will also be starting her first solo tour, and also recently released a new track, "Cease and Desist." Glass's solo tour is a new chapter in her career since her departure from Crystal Castles and the dismissal of the defamation lawsuit filed by former bandmate Ethan Kath in response to her abuse allegations. The Snowblood Tour will feature performances from Zola Jesus on select tour dates. Pictureplane will be accompanying Glass for the entire tour, which will come to Slim's on April 28 and [...]

By |March 27, 2018|Tags: |

Hear new rock and roll from Vinyl Spectrum with “She Has a Wall”

Vinyl Spectrum is kicking off 2018 with their new single, “She Has a Wall.” The San Francisco band has a reputation for successfully navigating many different music genres and this single is no exception. “She Has a Wall” is a catchy and guitar-heavy track that fans of rock and roll will love. You can catch Vinyl Spectrum at Bottom of the Hill, where they’ll be playing with EagleWolfSnake in support of Bayonics. Bayonics, Vinyl Spectrum, EagleWolfSnake Bottom of the Hill March 9, 2018 $10, 8:30

By |March 7, 2018|Tags: |
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