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Gringa defends their hyphens victoriously – @ Elbo Room 6/7

06/04/2016

In today’s music world, and especially in the Bay Area, there’s no shortage of musical fusion projects. From indie-pop, to folk-punk to afro-carribean-folk-jazz, pretty soon there won’t be any hyphens left for the rest of us. A lot of these genres fuse wonderfully, like coffee and cream. But some fuse more like coffee and fish Read More

The Mynabirds flutter back to SF @ The Chapel Tuesday June 7th

05/21/2016

The last time we covered The Mynabirds, we longed to hear this band in a less acoustic venue than Swedish American Music Hall. Tuesday June 7th, we get our wish as the band headlines The Chapel in the Mission. Anthemic, powerful, sincere and ridiculously gorgeous music comes from this band – led by Laura Burhenn Read More

Interview: Big Wild Talks New Music, Stage Show and Working With Odesza Ahead of Two Sold-Out Nights at The Independent

05/11/2016

It’s been a busy year for Venice-based Big Wild so far and things are only picking up. A beatmaker by trade, Jackson Stell AKA Big Wild has been touring like a madman while perfecting his stage show. In May alone he has three big upcoming Bay Area dates, Friday the 13th with Odesza at San Read More

Miike Snow Returns to Independent Next Week With New Music After Over Three Year Absense

04/07/2016

On paper, you might assume that Swedish/American electronic act Miike Snow have been slacking since the release of 2012’s Happy To You. It’s true that new album, iii, was four years in the making, but the reason for the delay seems to be just how prolific the guys of Miike Snow have been in their side Read More

Outside Lands 2016 Single Day, Three Day Pass on Sale at 10am

04/07/2016

Outside Lands is only getting bigger every year, but the capacity isn’t going up from the past two years. This means the festival will sell out, and fairly quickly so you will want to be pretty quick on the trigger. We noticed that it was a little easier to get into the ticket queue by Read More

Reisender Brings Busking to the Stage @ Neck of the Woods, Releases Debut Album

03/15/2016

If you go into any major city, there’s a pretty high chance you’ll see someone playing music on the street. Whether that’s a man sitting cross legged in the subway station with an old beat up guitar or a full on drum circle complete with trombones and digeridoos, chances are you’re going to a dose Read More

Vince Staples Bringing His Blend of West Coast Hip Hop to Noise Pop

02/24/2016

As is often the case, the epicenter of the hip hop zeitgeist is LA these days. West Coast gangsta rap set the tone for many of the hits of the past two decades, and is what many consider LA hip hop. But an argument can be made that as the 90s progressed, rap mainstream lost Read More

Tonight! Let’s Dance – A David Bowie Tribute Party With Queen Bitch, Kendra McKinley, DJ Omar and More

02/12/2016

Very few people touched as many lives in as many different ways as David Bowie. You may know him as the legendary singer-songwriter that inspired generations of other artists, as the Goblin King, as a fashion and LGBT icon, as a video game pioneer, or simply as Starman. For us earthlings Bowie is more than an artist, Read More

Explosive Hip-Hop Ensemble Mik Nawooj @ Harmonia in Sausalito 2/27

02/11/2016

Hip hop, as an art form, is not this writer’s expertise. As such, I can’t comment on how Ensemble Mik Nawooj contributes to the genre’s progress. But I do know that hybrid sounds – combining multiple genres and atypical instrumental arrangements – are the future of music in general. Ensemble Mik Nawooj achieves this hybrid sound Read More

Hard Kn(ox): The Knocks and Cardiknox Team up for East-Meets-West Dance Party at Independent Feb 9-11

02/04/2016

It’s no secret that we expect big things from The Knocks when they release their first full LP in March. In fact, the electronic dance duo may be New York’s worst kept secret at this point, after scoring big on the dance charts with “Classic” last summer and then again this summer with the Fetty Read More

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