Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Charlie Homo I've had the distinct pleasure of catching Social Studies two years in a row at Noise Pop: I saw them open for Wye Oak last year, and I caught them again Wednesday night with Ramona Falls. While this review isn't quite a "What a difference a year makes!" piece, because the band was excellent on both nights, the evolution of the band has been pretty exciting to watch. But before I get to all that, there's a matter of the two openers. Newcomers Mahgeetah may have borrowed their name and most of their sound from fellow [...]

Review & Video: Here We Go Magic, Harriet @ The Independent, 6/12/12

There is a very certain type of music lover who will be a fan of Here We Go Magic. This person must meet all three of the following conditions: Must love LCD Soundsystem, or an imitation thereof. Must appreciate prolonged jams. Must dig alt-country tunes. The Bay Area is full of fans of each genre, but judging by crowd reaction at the Brooklyn band’s show at The Independent Tuesday night, mixing all three in a live setting can be a tricky sell. The venue was largely packed (though not sold out) when the band took to the stage, but reactions [...]

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