2012

Live Review of The Weeknd at The Warfield

12/19/2012

Abel Tesfaye–better known as The Weeknd–brought the heat to San Francisco on an otherwise frigid December evening. Tesfaye played over half the tracks off his recent 30 song reissue, Trilogy. The reissue was received with mixed reviews at its release this November. Some critics, like our very own David Johnson-Igra, began to question The Weeknd’s Read More

Photos of alt-J at Bottom of the Hill

12/18/2012

I wish I had something really good to say about Wildcat! Wildcat!, but I don’t. Ok I do. They did a great cover of Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” but besides that they played a lot of Wes Anderson inspired 90s childhood nostalgic pop music. Yawn. I’m sorry. It’s hard to Read More

Best Albums of 2012 – David’s Picks

12/17/2012

Make sure to to check out all of our Best of 2012 coverage. Santigold – Master of My Make Believe Oh, how quickly we forget. Early in 2012, Santigold’s Master of My Make-Believe turned heads, finding its way on many “Best of 2012–so far” lists (which for the record: what a gimmick). From the opening track “Go” listeners Read More

Santigold at Fox Theater Photos and Review

12/14/2012

White Arrows warmed up their first show in Oakland on Wednesday night with their self proclaimed “psychotropical” synth-pop tracks. Hailing from Los Angeles, the five man group played a lively show with geometric kaleidoscope-like visuals (can you say psychedelic?) emphasizing tambourines, heavy drums, bass and stellar keyboard work. Their nouveau MGMT-meets-Geographer style has a slight Read More

Best Albums of 2012 – Patrick Kelly’s Picks

12/13/2012

Another year of Best Albums of 2012 and now we’re rolling! Make sure to check out all of our Best of 2012 coverage. Without further adieu, Patrick’s picks.  Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship …because Nigel Goodrich and Here We Go Magic were destined to be together. Here’s to hoping they team up for a long time. Read More

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