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 [...]

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 [...]

The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday

I'll never forget the night I stood beside my friends in a small attic in the Richmond District, singing loudly along side by side to "Existential Heckle" by The Yellow Dress. We may have been in a crowded space, we may have been having our own existential heckle as we found our way to the space hours before, but, in that moment, we all felt safe and at home in someone else's bedroom. All our worries were left on the floor glaring up at us in silence, while we were unapologetically belting, "IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY." There's something about [...]

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