Review: Priests and Lithics at Swedish American Hall

Monday night’s double-bill post-punk show at the Swedish American Hall was over by 10pm, following two extremely satisfying sets from Portland’s Lithics and Washington D.C.’s Priests — and oh buddy, I'm glad I was there. Lithics hit the stage shortly after 8pm as a small crowd gathered on the floor, which gradually expanded throughout their set. “Oh, hello,” vocalist-guitarist Aubrey Hornor said, addressing the crowd, “I didn’t see you there.” The four piece band launched into a set of taught, angular post-punk with bass-driven melodies and often slightly off-kilter time signatures. While bassist Bob Desaulniers and drummer Wiley Hickson held [...]

By |August 10, 2017|Tags: , |

The Bay Abridged: Aug 31 – Sept 13

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Tame Impala @ The Greek Theatre (BRK) Sept. 3. If you live near UC Berkeley, chances are you probably caught a glimpse Tame Impala's crazy light show. The band crushed it a The Greek Theatre Saturday, September 3. The Australian-bred musicians sold out two shows [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Tags: , |
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