Ryan Holmes

The Knife at Fox Theater [Photographs]


The Knife took the stage in Oakland last night to a packed house. It was the second of two back to back shows, sandwiched between Coachella appearances. The group gave fans a taste of their progressive and experimental synth pop, performing many of their tracks from their fourth studio album, Shaking The Habitual. Check out below Read More

Treasure Island: Day 2 Photos


Treasure Island continued on Sunday with Sleigh Bells absolutely tearing the house down, helping everyone forget that they couldn’t feel their extremities. Japandroids and Beck also weathered the . . . weather. Sleeper of day 2: Haim (& The coffee truck!) Best use of inflatable teeth stage decor: Animal Collective Longest line: The coffee truck! Read More

Treasure Island 2013: Day 1 Review


We have a little saying here on Treasure Island: “Jesus Christ, it’s cold.” Words that echoed through the minds of many young twenty-somethings as the festival progressed, cold winds whipping at the flowers in their hair. People always think San Francisco is a warm, sunny city, but it is cold, my friends–sunny–but cold. Day one Read More

Treasure Island Music Festival: Day 1 Photos


Day 1 of Treasure Island was everything you could’ve hoped for, but colder! Atoms for Peace headlined and delivered. Holy Ghost! and local artist, Giraffage rounded out the more upbeat of the two days. Sleeper of day 1: Giraffae (& the cold!), local electro artist check him out Best Outfits: Adult. (BY FAR) Pleasant surprise: Cleanest portable restrooms in Read More

Toro Y Moi “Anything in Return” Album Review/Preview


At first glance, the drawings at the Toro y Moi album preview for his upcoming album, Anything In Return, at Public Works seemed a little disjointed. The new songs themselves are new, and different, but they are still very Toro—layered and complex, evocative of internal emotional dialogue. The drawings, on the other hand, are flat, Read More

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