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Treasure Island Day 2 Photos and Review: Massive Attack, alt-J, Chet Faker and More

10/20/2014

Sunday at Treasure Island Music Festival was predictably chill. Like years past, Sunday’s lineup of indie rock and downtempo electronic artists served as the perfect “hair of the dog” to Saturday’s cocktail of electronic and hip hop acts. Even the weather mellowed by a cool five degrees. The crowd, far soberer, drifted between sedentary cigarette puffs and stages. With Massive Read More

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Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic Play Intimate Set at BAM

10/20/2014

Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic have been friends and musical collaborators for over a decade, so it makes sense that their intimate show at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM) was akin to watching two extremely talented pals have a jam session. Together, Cabic and Barnhart created the record label Gnomonsong around 2005 with their first Read More

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Review: Milky Chance Release Sadneccesary Ahead of Show at Rickshaw Stop

10/14/2014

Milky Chance is one of those acts that appears to come out of nowhere, but immediately makes its presence known. Similar to Gotye, their single “Stolen Dance” just emerges from thin air, and then you hear it everywhere. Recently, I heard it in a cab and at my favorite ramen spot on the same day. Although Read More

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Photos: Lake Street Dive, Ages and Ages Thrill Sold-out Fillmore

10/08/2014

Last night, The Fillmore hosted two fantastic sets from Lake Street Dive and Ages and Ages. We have been excited for this show for several weeks, but I have to admit that as a huge San Francisco Giants fan I was initially not happy to leave a big playoff game and head to the Fillmore. Luckily what I found there Read More

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Mimicking Birds/Modest Mouse @ The Masonic

09/30/2014

  The last time I went to The Masonic was on New Years Eve for the Comedy Countdown show. The ground floor had rows of seats leading up to the awkwardly large round stage at the center. Now it has been renovated into one of the best venues in San Francisco to experience live music. Read More

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Interpol/Rey Pila @ The Fox

09/22/2014

About a month ago, I checked out the upcoming shows at The Fox Theater and couldn’t believe how many awesome bands were coming through Oakland. I got the chance to see two of them on Saturday Night. The opening band, Rey Pila, was such a pleasant surprise. I had never seen them live before and Read More

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Photos: Rising Act Odesza Ignites Crowd at Sold Out Mezzanine

09/20/2014

Odesza is arguably one of electronic music’s biggest rising acts, and Thursday night the Seattle-based duo showed us why they deserve that distinction with the first of two sold out shows at Mezzanine. Back when we last saw Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight in April, they were already establishing themselves as a solid act to follow, Read More

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Photos: CHVRCHES @ The Fox

09/20/2014

It was a cold August day when all the Bay Area CHVRCHES fans’ hearts were crushed; due to very unfortunate circumstances, they were forced to cancel their performance at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival. Thursday night at the Fox Theater, the Scottish synth-pop trio performed one heck of a redemption show. Front woman, Lauren Read More

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