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Youth Lagoon Makes First Ever Appearance at The Fillmore

11/20/2015

Last Wednesday night, a nearly sold out Fillmore welcomed lo-fi pop group Youth Lagoon to the stage for the very first time. Playing in such an iconic venue – where the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd all performed – one would think Youth Lagoon would come prepared to put on one Read More

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PHOTOS: Sturgill Simpson @ The Fox Oakland – Evolution All The Way

11/19/2015

Whether he wants to or not, Sturgill Simpson is evolving country music. To be honest, I hesitate to peg him as a country artist, even though I can’t possibly leave country out of describing him or his show Wednesday night at The Fox in Oakland. The problem is “country music” is a goddamned subjective matter. Read More

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Noise Pop Festival Returns February with Early Headliners The Mountain Goats, Vince Staples, Parquet Courts, The Cave Singers, HEARTWATCH + Many More

11/19/2015

It’s always an exciting time of the year when we get our first glimpse at the Noise Pop lineup. We know we’re going to get some high quality acts in settings that highlight some of our favorite local music venues. The festival runs February 19th through 28th this year, so expect to see more acts Read More

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SONG OF THE DAY: “Glory Days” by 1955

11/12/2015

Check out this video from Bay Area band 1955, weaving a tight rock n roll sound that throws back (and sideways) to Nick Cave, The Strokes, The Black Keys and even some new wave vibes. The video cultivates the song’s wicked hook and plays out in vivid Palm Springs detail the irony of the song. Where at first it seems Read More

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Photos: Leon Bridges Harkens Back to an Earlier Era of R&B at Sold Out Fillmore

11/11/2015

In a little over a year, Leon Bridges has gone from being freshly signed to building a passionate cult following. His debut album, Coming Home, reached No. 8 in the US, introducing the world to his new wave of guitar soaked 50s-inspired soul. He was welcomed last week to San Francisco to play at a sold-out Fillmore. Read More

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Nothing Weird Going On in the Van: An Interview with Graham Ulicny of Reptar

11/06/2015

About halfway through my interview with Graham Ulicny, singer and guitarist for Athens, GA-born Reptar, he pauses. “Hold on one second, I think we’re coming to a check-in point or something.” After a few moments of silence, I can hear the entire band erupt in laughter as they leave the check-in point (which was in the middle Read More

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Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival Day 2 The National, Chvrches, Panda Bear, Father John Misty and Many More

10/24/2015

By Bob Patterson Photos by Pedro Paredes-Haz There are a lot of things that set Treasure Island Music Festival apart from the other festivals we see in Northern California. First we have the beautiful setting, you really can’t beat being in the middle of the Bay during the Indian Summer. Secondly is the alternating format where every Read More

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Photos: Marina and The Diamonds Bring Energy and Spectacle to the Fox Theater

10/22/2015

Marina and The Diamonds returned to the Bay Area for the second time in 2015 for the first of two nights at Oakland’s Fox Theater. This was the 7th stop on her Neon Nature Tour which spans North America and Europe; culminating in a show at London’s Roundhouse in February of next year. While not Read More

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Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival Day One Featuring Run The Jewels, Big Grams, Deadmaus, FKA Twigs, STS9 and Many More

10/21/2015

For those of you who missed it, another year of the Treasure Island Music Festival started with a bang on Saturday. First off – this festival is probably my favorite place to see music. The lineups are usually pretty stellar (while they’re not 100% my cup of tea, I can certainly appreciate the high-level talent Read More

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PREMIERE: Folk duo Wolf + Crow release haunting first track off “Folklore”

10/20/2015

We are excited to premiere the track “Nothing” from Bay Area neo-folk duo* Wolf + Crow‘s new album Folklore, due out next Friday October 23rd. This track epitomizes the masterful songwriting, musical chops, and poetry that makes the entire album an instant classic for fans of old folk, new folk, blues, soul, spirituals, and/or just damn fine musicianship. Read More

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