Review + Photos: Downtown Boys at Bottom of the Hill

Downtown Boys (photo: Aaron Rubin) I had been waiting for this moment for years due to being too depressed, sick, poor, to ever catch Downtown Boys before. There are so many reasons why I could not miss them this time around, mainly being that I finally had the energy and resources. Downtown Boys are one of the most important current bands, because every performance is curated to what is going on in the world right now (which is what has been going on in the world forever). They are not going to keep quiet to keep their white fans happy. The [...]

Giveaway: Downtown Boys at Starline Social Club

(photo: Farrah Skeiky) I have never felt so at home on nepantla, the bridge between where I live and where my family emigrated from, than I have in the past year. Downtown Boys externalizes this feelings, empowering me and all my friends who obsess over the way Victoria Ruiz takes control of the stage with her voice. In this past year, many latinx have been left feeling powerless or left feeling like they hold the burden of the world on their shoulders. Downtown Boys takes the restless energy that comes from being expected to be the only source of emotional [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Tags: |

Downtown Boys hit Bottom of the Hill, Starline on new tour

Downtown Boys With two albums, countless accolades, and a legendary live show, Downtown Boys are a growing force against the white-washed rock and roll. They have been working their way through basements and DIY venues, and they have now announced a world tour in support of their third album, Cost of Living, which drops August 11 on Sub Pop. Downtown Boys add their politically ferocious lyrics to their unique brand of punk rock, and even throw in some horns for some songs and performances. Just watching videos of their live shows reveals how powerful they are in person, and their [...]

By |June 30, 2017|Tags: |

Live This Month: July 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: July 2015 (Podcast #366) 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. While the returns of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall to SF this month are certainly cause for excitement, one former local we're especially psyched to see is Tamaryn, previewing songs from next month's Cranekiss over at the Rickshaw Stop. While the artist's first two LPs found her voice floating amidst atmospheric waves of guitar, her new album incorporates elements of dance-pop as well, and finds [...]

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