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Photos: Beacon Blends Electronic Grooves and Smooth Lyrics at Rickshaw Stop

01/29/2015

Wednesday fans at the Rickshaw Stop were treated to a wide spectrum of electronic genres from acts Running in the Fog, Lord RAJA, and headliners Beacon. There was a surprisingly large crowd out on a weekday night and they filled the space with plenty of energy, dancing, and talking over each other between sets. Running in the Read More

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Photos: EagleWolfSnake @ Bottom Of The Hill

01/21/2015

EagleWolfSnake represents the latest creation from three multi-talented musicians whose purpose is to make you get off your ass and have fun. San Francisco’s Indie Pop Rock trio constructs driving beats accompanied by precision harmonies, sprinkled with funky guitar licks, leaving you no choice but to move your feet. Debuting as EagleWolfSnake, they’ve orchestrated a Read More

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Tove Styrke, The Tropics and GNTLMN Light Up popscene at The Rickshaw Stop

01/19/2015

Friday night, Popscene once again took over The Rickshaw Stop in the Civic Center for a night of high energy pop. Tove Styrke headlined, representing Sweden’s exploding pop music ecosystem and was joined by locals The Tropics, and LA’s GNTLMN. As always, Popscene’s Aaron Axelsen was on hand to spin new music between sets. I Read More

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If Your Friends Tell You Horse Feathers is Average Live, Your Friends are Wrong

12/05/2014

Horse Feathers is great rainy day music. (They’ve been a staple for me in the weather we’ve had the past few days in the Bay.) But I was warned they give only an average live performance. With that looming in the back of my mind, I walked in to their show at Great American Music Read More

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Trentemøller’s Electro-Industrial Thanksgiving Treat @ The Fillmore

12/04/2014

Last week, we locked ourselves in a familial cage and stuffed our faces with turkey until our eyes popped out and we swore to never, ever go back for fifths again for the rest of our lives. (Didn’t we learn this last year? And the year before?) A couple days earlier, Copenhagen-based multi-instrumentalist and bootstrapping badass Read More

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The Gods Bring Rain, Smallpools and Magic Man to San Francisco

11/25/2014

It poured last Thursday evening in the city, and the fortunate ones found refuge at The Independent. I welcome being stuck indoors if the entertainment includes Panama Wedding, Magic Man, and Smallpools. Panama Wedding got the night started, and I can’t stress enough how surprisingly good these guys were. They played a rich set highlighted Read More

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Noah Gunderson, The Wild Reeds and Angelo De Augustine @ The Chapel

11/25/2014

Angelo De Augustine would probably say this was his worst show ever. But between apologies for being sick, coughs, and gulps of water, Angelo gave the most sincere, vulnerable performance of the night. Opening for a crowd that’s clearly there for guitar-driven indie folk-rock when your message must be conveyed in a whisper and a warble Read More

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Story Time With Slick Rick @ Public Works

11/19/2014

MC Melina Jones served as Slick Rick The Ruler’s Bay Area ambassador, and along with DJs Supreme and Pos Red, had the dance party popping off for a couple hours before Rick hit the stage well after midnight. The crowd, which was thick with golden era hip-hop heads, ate up the classic rap tracks being blasted, Read More

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The Presets Will Violate Your Gummy Bears, Melt Your Face

11/17/2014

The weekend came early for a primed Warfield crowd Thursday night, as award winning Australian dance band, The Presets, added to the long list of fiery performers to hit the storied downtown theater. The electric duo of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes have acquired a pretty well deserved reputation for producing monster light shows, and Read More

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Run The Jewels at Mezzanine: A Thugs and Biffles Performance

11/17/2014

Run The Jewels performed at Mezzanine Friday with a lineup that hailed exclusively from their hometown of New York City. The openers were Despot, a solo act signed to El-P’s label Definitive Jux, and RatKing some scrappy looking teens from Manhattan that synthesize hardcore music with hip hop. El-P made a brief appearance before the Read More

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