Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop

Rogue Wave (by: Debra Zeller) Hometown heroes Rogue Wave returned to the stage last night to celebrate their recently released Cover Me (an album of reinvented 1980s songs) and transport the sold out Rickshaw Stop back a few decades to the hairspray-laden, synth-heavy pop perfection of the '80s. The show was presented by Popscene and Noise Pop — the landmark San Francisco festival now in their 25th year. Before Rogue Wave enraptured the crowd with a great set of inspired nostalgia, DJ and Popscene co-founder Aaron Axelsen spun indie and well-known tunes from the era that brought us hair metal and [...]

Live This Month: November 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: November 2016 (Podcast #396) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Touring tends to slow down as winter approaches, but don't mistake that for a shortage of great local concerts. There are plenty of excellent bands performing in SF this month, including a sizable number of Bay Area acts celebrating new albums with shows close to home. In this mix alone, we've included new music from locals Trails and Ways, Great Apes, The Y Axes, The New [...]

Ticket Giveaway: The Blue Up Ball this Saturday at the Independent

If you're looking for a break between BBQing and enjoying at the Mission District's Carnaval this Memorial Day Weekend, The Independent is throwing The Blue Up Ball - an all Northern California party featuring Lake Tahoe's Blue Turtle Seduction and San Francisco's own The New Up and Blue Rabbit. The New Up - "Better Off" The Blue Up Ball marks the only summer show from Blue Turtle Seduction here in San Francisco and will also celebrate the local release of Better Off, the second in a series of three EPs being released by The New Up cataloging 15 [...]

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