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Photos: Big Wild Ends Tour With a Bang at The Independent

05/25/2016

Those lucky enough to score tickets to Big Wild’s sold-out set were treated to a high-energy dance party, that frankly had no business going down on a Sunday. Either no one else had work on Monday, or they plain just didn’t care. Either way, they were dancing their asses off, and the crowd barely thinned, even Read More

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MILES KANE brings out ALEX TURNER’S inner Rock Star with THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS

04/23/2016

Playing what the band called their first ever show in San Francisco, these Los Angeles transplants played to an enthralled sold out crowd at The Fillmore last Sunday night. The Last Shadow Puppets, the brainchild of Brit’s Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Little Flames, The Rascals), came out blazing in their 70’s Read More

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Photos: Miike Snow Pack a Festival-Sized Show Into The Independent

04/15/2016

It’s been a few years since Miike Snow made an appearance in San Francisco (check out my previous story to learn what they’ve been up to) and they really pulled out all the stops on this trip. SF folks know The Independent is a great venue to catch an act. The acoustics and lighting are Read More

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LIVE REVIEW + PICS: Kaleo’s polished rock & roll crushes at the Independent

03/11/2016

Last night’s sold out show at the Independent was a band you may not have heard of … yet. Unmistakably a rock & roll band, Kaleo has clearly studied its blues, gospel and country western roots. Throughout the 90-minute set, the band was effortless in the genre. From the first screams on opening number “No Good,” to drummer David Read More

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Photos: Animal Collective Return to the Bay to Thrill Fans at The Fox Theater

03/11/2016

Monday, Oakland’s Fox Theater opened its doors to greet a hungry crowd not ready to let the weekend go yet, as Animal Collective returned to the Bay Area under the wings of Painting With, their latest studio album. The last time the band from Baltimore was in town was for the 2013 edition of Treasure Read More

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Live Review: The Suffers & Lake Street Dive @ The Masonic

03/03/2016

As the Noise Pop fest came to a close in SF last weekend, Houston-based gulf coast soul band The Suffers made a theater full of new fans on Saturday night. They’ve played SF 3 times over the past year, with the size of the venue increasingly mirroring the band’s growing popularity. This time, it was Read More

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Photos: G-Eazy, the Rise of a Villain From The Bay to the Universe

02/16/2016

Oakland’s Gerald Gillum, better known as G-Eazy has climbed the ladder of fame, from the early days of Must Be Nice to recent chart-climbing classic, When It’s Dark Out. A few things remain the same: the goals, dreams, and aspirations of this artist. The climb to the top has always been on Gerald’s mind, and Read More

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Photos: The Knocks, Cardiknox and Sofi Tukker Kick Off First of Three Sold Out Nights at the Independent

02/10/2016

Tuesday night at the Independent was a sweaty, raucous mess– exactly what we’ve come to expect when The Knocks make an appearance in San Francisco. The New York duo’s blend of electronic styles from deep house to nu-disco is genetically engineered to get any space moving. Joining them on tour are two other dance duos Read More

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Photos: The Devil Makes Three at the Fox on Friday Night was a Real Family Affair

01/26/2016

A different breed of bluegrass crawled out of the Santa Cruz mountains in 2002, and with it, The Devil Makes Three dragged the genre into the 21st century. The three piece string-band made its return to the Bay Area on Friday night after a phenomenal 2015 and turned in a real barnburner at The Fox. Read More

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Anderson .Paak PAAKS the House @ 1015 Folsom

01/26/2016

Sorry not sorry about that headline… too goddamn easy. Last Thursday night, breakthrough hip-hop & soul star Anderson .Paak fired up a crowded house at 1015 Folsom with his funky backing band The Free Nationals. The free show was the official release party for his excellent sophomore album Malibu, released just a week earlier. Word is there were over 5000 Read More

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