Photos: San Francisco’s Sandy’s show FAST TIMES at the Chapel for new EP ‘Chime’

Sandy's (By: Paige K. Parsons) Over the weekend, a special evening (presented by Andrew St. James) at the Chapel under the title FAST TIMES took over the venue with a headlining performance by San Francisco's own Sandy's. It was in support of their latest EP Chime. They were supported by other locals, French Cassettes and Holy Spirit (now officially dubbed Fast Times - take note), a new side project from Cody Rhodes, the drummer of Geographer, Duncan Nielsen (DONCAT), and Andrew St. James. Check out the gallery of the night by our own Paige K. Parsons!

By |September 19, 2019|Tags: |

Best Of 2018: Paige K. Parsons’ favorite photos from 2018

Janelle Monae (By: Paige K. Parsons) Editor's note: Paige K. Parsons is easily one of the best photographers in the Bay, period. Every year she never ceases to amaze us with the shots she gets, always capturing some of the greatest shots from any live shows. She photographs everything, from some of the smallest local bands beginning their rise to the headliners of the major music festivals. And like every year, her photos were amazing in 2018. We're happy to share with you what she considers some of her best from this year, and we're certain 2019 will bring plenty more [...]

By |December 31, 2018|

Best of 2015: Paige K. Parsons’ Favorite Photos from 2015

Future Islands (By: Paige K. Parsons) Editor's note: Photographer extraordinaire Paige K. Parsons took a ton of great photos of bands throughout 2015, from large music festivals like Outside Lands and Treasure Island to venues around the Bay Area. Here are her 12 favorite photos that she took of live music in 2015. Unsurprisingly, they're all gorgeous.

By |December 31, 2015|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Morrissey at the SJ Civic

It happened. We all joked that it couldn’t possibly happen, but Morrissey actually showed up for a show in the Bay Area! Morrissey puts a lot of effort into music/visuals pre show, and the San Jose show was no exception. For this tour, we were treated to a video montage of the heroes of Morrissey’s youth: The Ramones, Allen Ginberg, James Cagney, Nico, Mott the Hoople, Charles Aznavour, Chris Andrews, Edith Sitwell to name a few. Moz was completely present, and played for over an hour before retreating for an encore. During his set, he reached out to the crowd [...]

By |May 9, 2014|Tags: |

The quiet, restrained power of London Grammar at The Independent

Thursday night, London Grammar graced the stage of The Independent. This was their second visit to San Francisco, the first being a stop at the Rickshaw Stop last September. I arrived three songs into their short 50 minute set. I was racing from shooting Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings across town. The two acts could’t be more different. The transition felt like jumping back and forth between an brisk ice cold pool and a relaxing hot tub. There’s a time for each, but I found the space and calm of London Grammar heightened and more powerful after experiencing the [...]

Photos: Andrew Bird was "extra extra cozy" at Congregation Sherith Israel

Photos by: Paige K. Parsons Each winter, Andrew Bird treats a few select cities to special “Gezelligheid” performances. This year, San Francisco was lucky enough to be on the list, with a performance on both Monday and Tuesday night at the majestic Congregation Sherith Israel on California Street. Appropriating a Dutch term that loosely translates to “extra extra cozy,” the Gezelligheid shows concentrate mainly on instrumental violin pieces amplified only by the signature giant Specimen horns. This year’s shows included special guest Tift Merritt on guitar and vocals, as well as local Todd Sickafoose on stand up bass. I don’t [...]

By |December 19, 2013|Tags: |

Photos: Tom Waits' first concert appearance in five years

I volunteered to come here; long story. Back in the 1970s I borrowed a lot of money from Neil. For me, it was the days of long hair and short money. He loaned it to me so I could start a restaurant. I lost a lot of money on that restaurant. Let me rephrase that, I lost a lot of Neil's money. And you don't wanna see Neil mad. Anyway, it was a small, little restaurant, sort of a specialized place. We were gonna have eel and donuts and fish scales, just fish scales, sauteed and all gluten free. But [...]

By |October 28, 2013|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Station to Station @ 16th Street Station, 9/28/13

After 4,345 miles, Doug Aitken's Levi-sponsored Station to Station reached it's final destination Saturday night at the 16th Street Station in Oakland. Since it opened September 6 in Brooklyn, it has kept rolling via rail in a westerly direction. One night stands in Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. Paul, Santa Fe, Winslow, Arizona, Barstow and Los Angeles have taken place between the Brooklyn and Oakland bookends. 16th Street Station in Oakland is no longer an active station. It was built in 1912 as a passenger station for Southern Pacific, and since the 1989 earthquake it has been divorced from its original purpose [...]

Photos: Warpaint at the Independent, 9/17/13

Photos by: Paige K. Parsons San Francisco got a welcome treat on Tuesday when Warpaint played their first full show in over a year. They treated the rapt crowd to four new songs, "Keep it Healthy," "Love is to Die," "High," and "No Way Out." The new material prominently featured synths and harmonized vocals. While the sound mix was a bit muddy, this four-piece female tour-de-force was unstoppable. There is so much joy, ease, and laughter when Warpaint plays live. If this is what they sound like after being off the road for a year, I can't image what will [...]

By |September 20, 2013|Tags: |
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