Photos: Refused electrify the Fillmore

Refused (photo: Kristin Cofer) Away from hiatus (again), Swedish hardcore band Refused played to a completely enthused crowd at the Fillmore last Thursday, May 26, 2016. Our photographer Kristin Cofer has these photos from the night of frontman Dennis Lyxzen decked out in a red suit and keeping the crowd involved.

By |May 31, 2016|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Refused, Wax Idols impress at Great American Music Hall

Refused (photo: Nikolas Soelter) Thursday evening saw the return of Swedish punk legends Refused to San Francisco, this time performing at the Great American Music Hall, and not the notably larger Warfield Theatre as they did on their last visit. Perhaps you can only hold people's interest so long, even after a 14-year hiatus, although the night's inspired and frenzied audience indicated otherwise. Wax Idols (photo: Nikolas Soelter) Opening the show were local favorites Wax Idols. Frontwoman Hether Fortune addressed the fact that the band has been quiet for some time, explaining they've been working on new material, had member [...]

White Lung announces tour with Refused with stop in San Francisco

(photo: Zarah Cheng for Creep Magazine)   White Lung isn't exactly a band for the weak-hearted. The snarling punk trio has a live show that's loud, turbulent, and a little bit deafening, but honestly, those characteristics are what make them so engrossing to watch (or mosh to, if that's what you're into). Led by the dynamic Mish Way with support from drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, guitarist Kenneth William, and touring addition Lindsey Troy on bass (from Deap Valley), White Lung is prepping to release their follow-up to last year's Deep Fantasy. This May, they'll be hitting the road with Refused, stopping in [...]

By |April 14, 2015|Tags: , |

Photos/Review: Refused, Sleigh Bells @ Fox Theater 8/31/12

Photos by Mark Pantoja Usually I'm not big on hitting up the reunion tours of my favorite bands from years past. I figure if you missed it, well, you missed it, and you're not going to relive the glory by witnessing the victory lap. But when I heard that Refused aren't "fuckin' dead" any more, I didn't question for one second that I had to go see their show at the Fox Theater. And they delivered, confirming that they've still got the chops and are as fierce as ever. No, Refused didn't bring any new material Friday night in Oakland. [...]

By |September 5, 2012|Tags: |
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