Tycho’s Dream Comes True With Sold Out Fillmore Show w/ Trails and Ways


San Francisco based Tycho (Scott Hansen) gave the hometown crowd a thrill Thursday night at The Fillmore, telling fans that playing the sold out venue was “a dream come true.” Hansen, who produces ambient-leaning electronic music under the moniker Tycho, brought his studio creations to life with the help of a drummer, guitarist and bassist. The Read More

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It’s Happening for G Eazy – These Things Happen Tour Review at The Fillmore


“These things happen.” G-Eazy repeats that phrase a few times in the night instead of saying, “Wow, this is amazing.” It’s his current hashtag motto, as well as the title of his tour. It’s fitting. Becoming a celebrity, headlining large venues, then selling them out, and having models tweet that you’re “boss”—these things do happen for G-Eazy. Three Read More

Not Everything is Beer and Rock-and-Roll – Angel Olsen @ The Great American Music Hall


Angel Olsen visited us at The Great American Music Hall this Monday, playing with a four piece band (Angel on guitar, along with an additional guitarist, bassist and drummer) in what appeared to be dangerously close to a full house. The singer/songwriter has been gaining some serious national attention quickly, with features in the New York Read More


Take Back the Night: Phantogram @ Amoeba Records


Last Wednesday, following an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the day before a sold-out show at Oakland’s Fox Theater, rising New York duo Phantogram treated San Francisco to a (free!) four-song set at Amoeba Records, highlighting material from their new record, Voices. This was their first Bay Area appearance since a dominating performance at last year’s Treasure Read More

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St Lucia Elevates Sold Out Crowd at The Independent with Help from Conway


Thursday night, St Lucia and Conway took to the stage for the second of two sold out shows at The Independent, and gave two of the most high energy performances I’ve seen at the Independent. St Lucia, who I have described to friends as “Imagine if Lionel Richie and Peter Gabriel had an electronic baby,” put Read More

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Bill Callahan at the Great American Music Hall


Even Mr. Callahan himself seemed a bit taken aback by the uproarious energy of the crowd assembled at the Great American Music Hall Saturday night. His songs, mostly down-tempo and full of simple guitar figures and elegant, minute drums that ebb and flow like waves, don’t seem like they would inspire shrieks or giddy girls Read More

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