Photos: Flock Of Dimes and Sylvan Esso at the Fox Theater

Flock of Dimes (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) You might recognize songwriter Jenn Wasner from projects such as Wye Oak,  an indie rock duo that composes wonderfully complex tunes with just two musicians. Yet, Wasner's solo project Flock of Dimes continues the minimalist approach to music and sees her performing a number of different instruments on stage at the same time. We caught up with Wasner on her current tour with Sylvan Esso for some portraits and closer look at her live performance. Click through our slide show for photos of  Flock of Dimes and Sylvan Esso at Oakland's Fox Theater. [...]

Sylvan Esso to play Independent on first headlining tour this month

(Photo: Daniel Kielman) Sylvan Esso has had a hell of a year. The duo, made up of members Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun), opened for tUnE-yArDs at the Fillmore earlier this year, and not long after they're already returning to San Francisco to play their own sold out headlining show. They're natural performers—especially Meath, who at the Fillmore bounced around the stage, nearly upstaging Merrill Garbus (which, if you've ever caught Garbus you know is not an easy feat). In addition, they've been lauded, but not just by us. They've also caught the ear of NPR, The New York [...]

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tUnE-yArDs & Sylvan Esso play first of two sold-out Fillmore shows

(Photos by Daniel Kielman) The eyes were everywhere Friday at The Fillmore. The stage was decorated with four basic-looking cutouts of them, and the whole backdrop was situated like Andy Warhol redecorated the set of Zenon. That outta this world tone is one Merrill Garbus has mastered, and though the dressing of the stage was an odd fit for openers Sylvan Esso, it perfectly space-suited Garbus and tUnE-yArDs. Sylvan Esso only opened the first of two sold-out nights at the Fillmore, even though they have been riding high following the release of their self-titled album in May. The angel-faced Amelia Meath has a [...]

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