Review + Photos: Mattiel’s Cafe du Nord Performance was Satis Factory

Mattiel (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely Some lead vocalists wear clothing specific to their music genre: Siouxsie Sioux and Robert Smith. Some wear outfits to make the mood festive: Flaming Lips. And then some performers don’t care to wear any clothing at all: Flea. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2020 at Café Du Nord, headliner Mattiel, and the opening act, Calvin Love, looked like they jumped out of the pages of Vogue magazine. With Mattiel’s previous life as an illustrator and web designer, it’s hardly surprising she would approach her music and performance in any other way. Mattiel Brown, vocals and [...]

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Live This Month: June 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2015 (Podcast #364) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A number of the Bay Area bands included in this month's mix are celebrating the release of long-overdue albums, although no band embodies that quite as much as SF band Acid King. The stoner metal group began in 1993; its new album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, arrives a full decade after its predecessor. Listening to "Red River," one might assume that the ten years [...]

Review & Photos: Mac DeMarco, Trails and Ways, Cocktails, Calvin Love @ Rickshaw Stop, 4/3/13

The scene at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday night was much different than on September 14, 2012, the first time Mac DeMarco headlined the venue. Last year's Friday night gathering attracted around one-hundred people, half of which were there to see Stockton's Surf Club. Last night was a whole different story. The crowd steadily filled into the sold out venue starting when Calvin Love took the stage at 8:20, until 11:30 when DeMarco exited. Local bands Cocktails and Trails and Ways filled in the middle sets. DeMarco had noticeably cut his hair and changed his clothes since a delightfully delirious set [...]

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