Photos: Shopping at Rickshaw Stop

Shopping (photo: Ian Young) Besides a few people wearing masks and gloves, Tuesday night seemed like any other night at Rickshaw Stop. A full crowd was buzzing with energy (and probably beer, let's be honest) in anticipation of seeing two impossible-to-google post punk bands: Britain's Shopping and LA's Automatic. Shopping is a powerhouse of frenetic energy, thumping bass grooves and catchy hooks that can convince anyone to dance their cares — or worries about a global pandemic and economic meltdown — away. Automatic was a delightful surprise for many in the crowd, and they gained dozens of new fans after [...]

By |March 13, 2020|Tags: |

Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have expounded on their playing and their performances, telling me over and over, “You really gotta check these guys out, they are something else!” Ok, fine, twist my arm. When the three men who make up The Wood Brothers walked onto the stage of Oakland’s Fox Theater recently, I did not know what to expect as I wasn’t familiar with much of their music. It was kind of like a blind [...]

Photos: Gill Landry at the Lost Church

Gill Landry (photo: Ria Burman) Gill Landry brought his delicate despair and beautifully depressing music to The Lost Church on March 6 in SF. Playing center stage in the cozy, intimate venue with guitar, harmonica and his deep~gravel-good vocals, Gill Landry performed old songs from his self~titled 2015 excellent album to new ones from his latest album offering, Skeleton At The Banquet. Rich, smooth artistry from a musician, exuding a 1940's Parisian essence.

By |March 13, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Evan Giia at the Independent

Evan Giia (photo: Norm deVeyra) Singer Evan Giia is rising fast, breaking off on her own solo venture and amassing fans quickly. She performed at the Independent this past Thursday with support from Raffaella and our photographer Norm deVeyra caught both acts from the night in the gallery that you can enjoy below.

By |March 10, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Lawrence at the Fillmore

Lawrence (photo: Cam Peters) New York siblings Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, under their band name Lawrence, gave an energetic performance at the Fillmore this past Thursday, riding high off their third album, Living Room. Our photographer Cam Peters was at the show and has the gallery below from the night to share.

By |March 10, 2020|

Photos: Kat Edmonson at Yoshi’s

Kat Edmonson (photo: Ria Burman) Kat Edmonson brought a Judy Garland-Marilyn Monroe-Doris Day '50s feel to Yoshi's, performing jazzy covers, plus originals, while interweaving stories, anecdotes and philosophical musings, drawn from past experiences, throughout the set. Her new album, Dreamers Do, is out now.

By |March 10, 2020|

Photos: The Struts at the Warfield

The Struts (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a wonderful night of glam rock action at the Warfield this past Tuesday, with English rock band the Struts headlining and performing in support of their 2018 album, Young & Dangerous. Also on the bill was Los Angeles band Starcrawler, also supporting a second album, 2019's Devour You. Our photographer Pedro Haz was at the night and got the wonderful gallery of both bands that you should take a look at below.

By |March 9, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Drama at the Independent

Drama (photo: Ian Young) Chicago duo Drama — who also own San Francisco's Chisme Cantina in the Lower Nob — brought a super dance party to Super Tuesday at The Independent, The first of two sold-out shows at the Indy, Drama's full set exuded high energy and positive vibes. Opening the show was Chicago rapper Ric Wilson, whose showmanship and smile made him an instant hit with the crowd.

By |March 5, 2020|Tags: |

Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Frances Quinlan (photo: Jon Bauer) Feeling more like a quaint backyard barnstorm gathering with your closest friends than a blowout party, the last night of Noise Pop was an endearing showcase of four female artists each equipped with truly charming, idiosyncratic music. Starting the night was Bernie and the Wolf, hailing from Chicago. As attendees began to gather to sit on the floor beneath the Edison lights illuminating the exposed rafters, Bernadette “Bernie” Conant eased the crowd into the night with her solo acoustic set. Utilizing the power of her voice to make up for the lack of her bandmate, Erik [...]

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