The Bay Abridged: Feb 3 – 16

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. Jessica Pratt, Luke Sweeney at Swedish American Hall (SF) Feb. 6 While downtown was abuzz with Super Bowl City fever, the quiet streets of the Castro remained a stark opposite to the fervor a few blocks down. Up the stairs of the Swedish, the once [...]

Live This Month: February 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: February 2016 (Podcast #380) 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. Noise Pop 2016 features prominently in this month's podcast, which shouldn't be a surprise given how many great bands partake every year in this annual highlight. Among other Noise Pop bands in the mix, check out new music from Seattle's The Cave Singers, a track from the acclaimed collaborative album by Kneebody and Daedelus, and recent tracks from DIIV and Julien Baker. Beyond Noise Pop, there [...]

Review & Photos: Lianne La Havas awes two sold out shows at The Independent

Lianne La Havas (photo: Lorisa Salvatin) Photos and words by Lorisa Salvatin A line forms at The Independent an hour and a half before the doors open.  Above it, a marquee highlighting the name "Lianne La Havas" and below it, "Sold Out."  A few fans at the head of the line have their own mini pre-show, singing passionately along to "Gone" as the music video plays on their phone.  With her exponential rise since releasing her latest album Blood, Lianne La Havas returned to San Francisco to perform sold out back-to-back concerts at The Independent. Keenan O'Meara's acoustic folk tunes [...]

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