The Bay Abridged: Sept 30 – Oct 6

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 heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Empress Of, Abra at The Rickshaw Stop (SF) Sept. 29 People simply aren't talking enough about how great Empress Of's Me is, but the Rickshaw Stop was packed last Tuesday with fans more than willing to dance to Lorely Rodriguez's immaculately crafted electronic-pop. The artist hit the [...]

Crooks on Tape (Brainiac, Enon, Vertical Scratchers) Play Hotel Utah

Crooks on Tape  - a Los Angeles-based band featuring John Schmersal of Vertical Scratchers, Enon, Brainiac, and Caribou's live band - play Hotel Utah this Wednesday, September 30. Crooks on Tape's sound is best described as quirky experimental pop - their songs are born from recording all improvisational sessions and later sampling and honing those sessions into the tunes that can be found on 2013's excellent Fingerprint on Misra Records and 2015's In the Realm of the Ancient Minor, a instrumental album on Pure Orgone Records that digs deeper into the experimental. I was able to interview John, whose music I've listened to and loved for twenty years, over the [...]

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