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


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


Interview: Oakland’s Lila Rose on darkness, collaboration and waking up


Alternately invoking “Goth-R&B,” electronic singer-songwriter types like Bjork, and an edgy dark rock, the music Lila Rose makes on her most recent album WE.ANIMALS. will stop you in your tracks. Rose relocated to Oakland from Toronto only a few years ago and has found lots of success here in the Bay Area, being named the 2014 East Bay Express Artist of Read More


Interview: Lincoln Durham Talks Cigar Box Blues, Mental Illness, and Upcoming Album


Noticing Lincoln Durham unpack his gear, it may be natural to assume five or six other musicians would later man the stage to help play so many instruments. There are nine or ten, maybe more depending on how you count. But surprise hits when no one else exits the Durham tour van (except Alissa Durham, Read More


An Introduction to Dopapod the Jam Scene’s Latest Shredders: An interview with Rob Compa


Dopapod has come a long way from jamming in keyboardist Eli Winderman’s basement in Boston, Mass. Eli, guitarist Rob Compa, bassist Chuck Jones, and drummer Scotty Zwang are bringing their eclectically-influenced jam rock to the west coast, stopping in for a Saturday (July 11) show at the Independent in San Francisco, CA. My first exposure to Read More


Interview: Brooklyn’s Dreamers On Cosmic Rock, Touring With STP and New Music


Brooklyn trio Dreamers are headed to The Fillmore tomorrow night supporting legends Stone Temple Pilots. It must be pretty awesome for an up and coming band to play the Paramount in Seattle and The Fillmore here in SF in back to back gigs. I also hope that while the guys are on tour with STP they take Read More


Solving The Grateful Dead’s Rubik’s Cube: An Interview with Dark Star Orchestra


Dark Star Orchestra is set to play this Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7th and 8th) at the Great American Music Hall, and for anyone who is a fan of improvisational jam music – this is a must see. You can get an idea of what’s in store here. For those of you unfamiliar with the Read More


Ticket Giveaway + Interview: Magic Man Poised to Make You a Believer with High Flying Show at Slim’s 3/26


If you missed Magic Man last time they were in SF…what were you thinking?! Now before you get too down on yourself, know that redemption lies just a few short weeks away. On March 26th, Magic Man will return to the Bay Area with Great Good Fine Ok and Vinyl Theatre. With this show sure Read More


Giveaway + Interview: Dustin Brown of NTNT on Portland Music Scene, Yeasayer and Being a SF Tourist


Saturday December 13th, Portland-based NTNT will bring a little bit of the Pacific Northwest and a lot of synthed up indie pop to Neck of the Woods. They are sharing the stage with local act Scissors for Lefty and Dangermaker in what is bound to be a high energy, dance heavy billing. The only thing that Read More


Deafheaven Orchestrates Beautiful Chaos at The Chapel


The Converse Rubber Tracks Live tour commenced with a bang at The Chapel Wednesday night. San Francisco’s Deafheaven is headlining the five stop tour that will span the month of November. I had the pleasure of chatting with Deafheaven vocalist George Clarke before the show Wednesday. He was thrilled to be working with Converse … Read More


Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Returns to Rock The Fillmore October 22nd


One of our favorite acts, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, is coming back to play the Fillmore next Wednesday with Minature Tigers and Madi Diaz, it will be the best show you’ll ever see. It will literally melt your face off like when they opened the Ark in Indiana Jones. Well, maybe that is a bit over the Read More

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