Photos: Tycho + Poolside at the Greek Theatre

Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer) Berkeley's iconic Greek Theatre was graced by the smooth sounds of California's own visual artist and digital composer Tycho. He was there in support of his latest album, Weather, and it was an excited audience in attendance ready to rock out to the Grammy-nominated musician. They were also support by Los Angeles band Poolside, and our photographer Jon Bauer was there to capture both acts in the gallery below.

By |September 10, 2019|Tags: , |

Photos: Tycho returns to the Greek

Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer) Scott Hansen is the founder and driving force of Bay Area techno band Tycho and played to his hometown last Friday night, June 30, 2017 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Hansen even told the audience that night that he was looking forward to performing at the venue, as he had recorded their latest album, 2016's Epoch, very close to the venue. It was a special night that consisted of an encore of two additional songs. Also on the bill were Jaga Jazzist, a band from Norway that experiments with jazz, along with Norwegian DJ and songwriter [...]

By |July 3, 2017|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Tycho kicks off 2017 world tour in Oakland

Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer) Scott Hansen, also known as Tycho, also known as light, audio, and visual artist ISO50, kicked off a world tour at Oakland's fabulous Fox Theater on Saturday, January 7. Previous Tycho performances have taken place in the Bay Area, with the most recent two each at the Fox Theater, less than a month a part. In October, Tycho was one of the final performances of the 10th Treasure Island Music Festival, days after the release of Tycho's fourth studio album, Epoch. The album was nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Album of the year less than two months later, preceding [...]

By |January 11, 2017|Tags: |

Tycho’s 2017 world tour begins with sold-out show in Oakland

Northern California native Tycho has been making waves in electronic music for a decade and a half, earning recognition early from the underground for his carefully-composed compositions and most recently being nominated for his first Grammy. Epoch is Tycho's fifth album, and it was released only two months earlier on October 14, 2016, just ahead of Tycho's full-band performance of new songs at the this year's rain-soaked Treasure Island Music Festival and surprise performance at The Independent ahead of the festival. The album marks the end of a trilogy for Tycho, beginning with 2011's Dive and including 2014's Awake. Epoch's Billboard debut at the #1 spot in "Top Dance/Electronic [...]

By |December 19, 2016|Tags: |

Photos: Tycho does intimate night show at The Independent

Tycho (photo: Ian Young) As part of the night shows for this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, local act Tycho performed an intimate and beautiful set at the Independent last Friday, October 14, 2016. It was a small show for his ardent fans and they showed up in support to enjoy the always hypnotic visuals.  Check out the gallery below by our own Ian Young to see some of the music in motion from the night. P.S. Want more show recommendations, ticket giveaways, and music news? Sign up for our biweekly newsletter!

By |October 17, 2016|Tags: |

Live This Month: October 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: October 2016 (Podcast #394) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at 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. This episode kicks off with a song from Tycho, one of many great acts performing at the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival. From Saturday opener Kamaiyah through Sunday closer Sigur Rós, both days are stacked at the tenth installment of one of our favorite annual events. The fact that this year's fest [...]

Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Awake, the fourth studio album released by San Francisco's golden group Tycho, just received a new spin on its eight track length. A remixed version of the breakthrough LP was digitally released earlier this month on Ghostly International, with the physical copy to be released sometime in May. It's been nearly two years since the release of Awake, and since then its captivating and ambient tracks of atmospheric imagery continue to shine and stray away from the typical electronic groove. The album's title track is a definite go-to when waking up on those early mornings, and never ceases to fail at starting the day [...]

By |January 26, 2016|Tags: |

The Big One replaces Sea of Dreams, coming to Bill Graham this NYE with Flaming Lips, Geographer, Tycho and more

Last year saw Sea of Dreams, the decade-and-a half-old concert event that bills itself as one of the most elaborate New Year’s Eve spectacles in the county, change it’s location from The Concourse to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium — where acts ranging from Thievery Corporation to Emancipator to a DirtyBird Records showcase came to take part in the 2014/2015 rendition, entitled “Vibrant Sea.” The long-standing San Francisco experience, however, will be taking a hiatus for the year, and in its place Sea of Dreams partners HUSHconcerts and Another Planet Entertainment are launching a new event to take place at the [...]

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights (Podcast #353) In 2014, Bay Area artists released a wealth of great records, with highlights coming in an array of genres: garage pop, indie rock, electronic pop, and hip hop. The year brought new acclaim to ascendant locals like tUnE-yArDs and Tycho, the latter of whom just released a deluxe version of his stellar 2014 album, Awake. Also on the rise are The Family Crest, who grabbed well-deserved NPR attention for the band's sophomore LP, Beneath the Brine. It was a year of impressive debuts: Cathedrals built a strong following [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Tycho, La Femme, and more

Photo by Daniel Kielman To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, October 30 Tycho, Com Truise @ The Fox Theater 3 pairs available 8pm, $27.50, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 30 La Femme, Sego, Future Twin @ Slim's 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, November 1 Boy [...]

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