Annie Bacon

INTERVIEW: SF native Hanni El Khatib comes home to the Chapel tomorrow night

02/23/2017

San Francisco born Hanni El Khatib is a vintage blues rocker in the vein of The Black Keys, but with a little dab of punk and funk.  He’s garnered more than 8 million spins on Spotify with his four releases, the most recent of which, Savage Times, is a collection of 5 EPs released throughout 2016 plus four Read More

Thao’s electrified new video “Meticulous Bird”

02/23/2017

Thao Nguyen – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – have just released a video for “Meticulous Bird” off 2016’s A Man Alive,  and it is electrifying. The track is visceral – a body experience as much as something to listen to – and the video (created by Johnny Look) plays that element up perfectly with glitchy Read More

Nine Pound Shadow’s new EP is an antidote to troubling times

02/07/2017

At the present moment, most of my closest friends are on a spectrum between dismay, despair, and depression. These are exactly the moments when we realize that music isn’t something that merely entertains us. It is something that heals us and reminds us why it’s worth fighting for existence. Berkeley natives (and brothers) Brendain and Read More

Premiere: Seth Lael’s San Francisco filled video for “On the Road”

01/31/2017

San Francisco songwriter Seth Lael has created a beautiful folk song in “On the Road” – a thoughtful, nostalgic record-keeping of the journey to “get where you need to go.” The video – shot using handmade pinhole lenses – features original footage captured from Treasure Island to Pacifica. Whether riding the trolley, lurking at a protest at Read More

Conor Oberst shares new video “Uncanny” + announces new album

01/18/2017

Perhaps the best emo-folk-rock musician (and particularly lyricist) of his time, Conor Oberst will be releasing his eighth studio album in March. Salutations is a full-band rendering of the songs from last year’s solo Ruminations plus a few additional songs. Apparently, the latter was originally intended as a demo to attract collaborators, but the collaborators were so moved by the solo Read More

Noise Pop shows some major local love

01/15/2017

The beloved local festival Noise Pop just made its 4th announcement of acts it will be hosting February 17-27th — including 50+ Bay Area bands.  Known for bringing both huge names in indie music and highlighting great local bands, this year – the festival’s 25th happening all across the city – is going to be one Read More

The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual’s 7th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash – two nights at The Chapel

01/04/2017

The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual’s 6th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash took place on January 9th last year; one day before the unexpected passing of its musical deity David Bowie. Since then we’ve also lost Prince, George Michael, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey,  Phife Read More

The Easy Leaves Country Western Revival aka Western Winter Formal @ GAMH 1/7

01/03/2017

Country music has many faces, and none so damn good looking and Bay Area-grown as The Easy Leaves. With their ability to weave vernacular poetry and honky tonk jam, you’ll think you’d stepped into Robert’s Western World in Nashville. Now, it’s time pull on your boots, warm up with some whiskey and head out to the Read More

Sumif brings Seasons cheer to Rickshaw Stop

12/24/2016

Friday night saw Aaron Axelsson’s Popscene close out another successful year with their annual Xmas Party. Sumif headlined the event, which helped cap a successful year for the San Francisco based electro-pop singer-songwriter. Her single, “Lay Down,” reached number one on Hype Machine during the summer and she sold out Brick and Mortar Music Hall Read More

Music in the aftermath – remembering Nackt

12/06/2016

There are no adequate words to express our heartbreak at the tragic Ghost Ship fire last Friday night in Oakland. Along with so many others, we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of all those lost. We also see it as part of honoring their legacy to make sure that the music Read More

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