The Bay Abridged: Oct 28 — Nov 3

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Until the Ribbon Breaks at Brick and Mortar (SF) Oct. 28 UK-based Until the Ribbon Breaks are the kind of band that sound exactly like 2015’s most popular bands. Perfect vocals, tight drums, and an bed of dancing electronic synths that are both mysterious and comforting. The [...]

Review & Photos: Trick or Treat with Total Trash, Tav, Tom, Troggs, Tributes and more…

Mongoloid Plunge yer hand into the plastic pumpkin and grab a handful of goodies! Find enclosed two wild weeks of pent up rock n' roll mayhem. Side effects may include: cramping, ringing of the ears, depression and enlightenment. Once upon a time, a young blogger bitched about the serious shortage of tribute bands in the area. In the past 14 days, there were tributes to The Beach Boys (Chuckleberries), Troggs (Trawggs), VU (Factrix), Devo (Mongoloid), Bo Diddley (Nobunny), Weezer (Yogurt Brain), The Go-Gos and Blondie (Monster Women), The Gories, The Germs, The Blues Brothers, Queen, Siouxee & the Banshees, Eno, [...]

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Screeching into 2012: Drugs and Jello

I appreciated Todd's recent post: Happy Memories of 2011. He was spot on about Deerhoof. Though I hadn't seen them in years, I caught their show at SFMOMA and it was crazy good. And like Todd, I'm sick of the top ten. Fuck the top ten. This year pissed me off more than most and that deserves some recognition. My aunt is dying. We assumed she would live to a 100 like her father, but NO - some untreatable cancer has to come along and fuck that up. Our family is also dealing with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and multiple friends [...]

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