Best of 2016: Paige K. Parsons’ favorite concert photos of 2016

Kanye West (By: Paige K. Parsons) Editor's note: One of the best photographers in the Bay, Paige K. Parsons is at shows year-round covering acts large and small and always with a great eye for a moment. Below are 22 of her favorite photos that she took of live music in the Bay Area from the last year that caught her eye, from acts as big as The Cure and Kanye West to local acts The Seshen at our own Phono Del Sol to Chance The Rapper at Outside Lands. Take a look at all these memorable photos.

Photos: Savages show no mercy at the Fillmore

Savages (photo: Kristin Cofer) After breaking out quickly from their debut album Silence Yourself in 2013, Savages have been working and touring hard after following that up with this year's Adore Life.  They graced the stage at the legendary Fillmore to give a rousing performance that gave all that the energized crowd could want and more.  Photographer Kristin Cofer has these shots from the night to share, an early favorite for one of the best shows for the year.

By |April 21, 2016|Tags: |

Serious and stern, Savages playing Fillmore Tuesday night between Coachella appearances

It’s kind of funny to think of Savages, the severe and principled British post-punk band, hanging out in the California desert sun, waiting to play their set at Coachella. I could picture Savages’ no-bullshit lead singer Jehnny Beth popping a couple of entitled brats before her band takes the stage for one of their incendiary performances. No, Savages don’t really fit in at Coachella, where the band played last weekend and will play again next weekend. Their angular, brooding version of punk is perfect for dark night clubs, brimming with people of similar ideologies. It’s kind of crazy to think [...]

By |April 18, 2016|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Savages, Diet Cig and more

Friday, April 15 Marc & the Casuals, Sean Hayes, Extra Classic @ The Chapel 9pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, April 15 The Loyalists, Hex Horizontal, Rattletrap @ Hemlock Tavern 9pm, $8, 21+. Saturday, April 16 Frankie Cosmos, Eskimeaux, Yowler, Anna Mcclellan @ Swedish American Hall 8:30pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. SOLD OUT Saturday, April 16 Diet Cig, Plush, Jay Som @ Bottom of the Hill 2 pairs available 9pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, April 16 Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Obervey and the Broken Arrows @ The Fillmore Buy advance tickets [...]

By |April 13, 2016|Tags: , |

Review & Photos: Station to Station @ 16th Street Station, 9/28/13

After 4,345 miles, Doug Aitken's Levi-sponsored Station to Station reached it's final destination Saturday night at the 16th Street Station in Oakland. Since it opened September 6 in Brooklyn, it has kept rolling via rail in a westerly direction. One night stands in Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. Paul, Santa Fe, Winslow, Arizona, Barstow and Los Angeles have taken place between the Brooklyn and Oakland bookends. 16th Street Station in Oakland is no longer an active station. It was built in 1912 as a passenger station for Southern Pacific, and since the 1989 earthquake it has been divorced from its original purpose [...]

Review: Savages, Duke Garwood at The Independent

Savages kicked off the first of two sold out shows at The Independent on Friday with opener Duke Garwood. Outside the venue, signs and security stressed a strict "no cell phones" policy during Savages' performance. Savages want you to be fully immersed in their art, and while security proved to be relatively lenient in this regard, it goes to show that this band means business. I'm not sure I've ever been less familiar with an opener for a sold out show at The Indy, with London based multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood and his bassist John Hostile setting the stage. Garwood, who [...]

By |September 30, 2013|Tags: , |
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