Live This Month: March 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: March 2017 (Podcast #402) 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. This month's concert picks include buzzed-about emerging artists like Vagabon and Lisa Prank (both on stellar SF label Father/Daughter Records), as well as opportunities to check out rock veterans like Teenage Fanclub and James Chance & The Contortions, who both released new albums last year. The mix is also chock-full of great local bands, including excellent tunes from Fake Your Own Death, Emotional, Gary With A [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

Magik*Magik plays tonight at Swedish American Music Hall with Frail Ophelias and Rose Droll. Friday, December 2 DonCat, We Arsons, Dogcatcher @ Milk Bar The two-night year-ender-bender in celebration of DonCat's LP release of Easy Cowboy starts tonight! Expect an all local crew of bands for this #EasyCowboy event. Sad13, Vagabon, Lisa Prank @ The Hemlock Tavern Sad13 is Sadie Dupuis' (frontwoman of Speedy Ortiz) entirely solo project. All production and composition is her own, and she lets things get weird (in a very good way) with the guitar effects. Also on the bill and worthy of a shout-out is [...]

Interview: Lisa Prank is everything you needed in middle school

(photos: Laura Cohen) Growing up, I was like any other weirdo kid in the fact that I loved emo because I was very emotional, and I loved bright colors because Lisa Frank. But there was never much space for me and my over-embellished cat sweaters in emo. I was meant to be the fangirl. I was immature for idolizing emotionally vulnerable men who sang about getting friendzoned. I was there at the front of the show, always singing along to every song, while drunk macho dudes stagedived into my chin and never took me seriously. To them, I was just [...]

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Childbirth, the musical animorph, are hitting up the Bay

Poster by Cinthya Hernandez‎ I've spoken for my love of Tacocat, but have I spoken about my love for Pony Time and Chastity Belt? They're all important bands coming out of the Seattle region, who are making fun and socially critical music. They make being "woke" feel less controlling and terrifying. They make being miserable seem less awful because they know how to make fun of themselves. They are the kind of bands that you want to dance to in your underwear and maybe go out in public while still dancing in your underwear. Let your nipples breathe, [...]

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