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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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Photos + Review: Ty Segall Brings His Supergroup (Including King Tuff, Mikal Cronin) to The Fillmore

01/21/2016

Ty Segall and his band of Muggers stopped by the Fillmore earlier this week for two nights of debauchery, and San Francisco loved every second of it. If you’re not familiar with Ty Segall, the guy is an absolute machine. He’s put out eight solo albums, has played in (no joke) eight other bands and Read More

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Photos: Tuesday Night Lights @ The Fillmore

12/12/2015

Tuesday, Lights closed out a night of high octane pop including co-headliners The Mowglis and local opener K.Flay. The evening had a little something for every kind of pop fan. Starting the night off was K.Flay, definitely one of the most buzzed about local acts, having first made a splash while attending Stanford. Her songs Read More

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Youth Lagoon Makes First Ever Appearance at The Fillmore

11/20/2015

Last Wednesday night, a nearly sold out Fillmore welcomed lo-fi pop group Youth Lagoon to the stage for the very first time. Playing in such an iconic venue – where the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd all performed – one would think Youth Lagoon would come prepared to put on one Read More

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PHOTOS: Sturgill Simpson @ The Fox Oakland – Evolution All The Way

11/19/2015

Whether he wants to or not, Sturgill Simpson is evolving country music. To be honest, I hesitate to peg him as a country artist, even though I can’t possibly leave country out of describing him or his show Wednesday night at The Fox in Oakland. The problem is “country music” is a goddamned subjective matter. Read More

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Photos: Leon Bridges Harkens Back to an Earlier Era of R&B at Sold Out Fillmore

11/11/2015

In a little over a year, Leon Bridges has gone from being freshly signed to building a passionate cult following. His debut album, Coming Home, reached No. 8 in the US, introducing the world to his new wave of guitar soaked 50s-inspired soul. He was welcomed last week to San Francisco to play at a sold-out Fillmore. Read More

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Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival Day 2 The National, Chvrches, Panda Bear, Father John Misty and Many More

10/24/2015

By Bob Patterson Photos by Pedro Paredes-Haz There are a lot of things that set Treasure Island Music Festival apart from the other festivals we see in Northern California. First we have the beautiful setting, you really can’t beat being in the middle of the Bay during the Indian Summer. Secondly is the alternating format where every Read More

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Photos: Marina and The Diamonds Bring Energy and Spectacle to the Fox Theater

10/22/2015

Marina and The Diamonds returned to the Bay Area for the second time in 2015 for the first of two nights at Oakland’s Fox Theater. This was the 7th stop on her Neon Nature Tour which spans North America and Europe; culminating in a show at London’s Roundhouse in February of next year. While not Read More

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Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival Day One Featuring Run The Jewels, Big Grams, Deadmaus, FKA Twigs, STS9 and Many More

10/21/2015

For those of you who missed it, another year of the Treasure Island Music Festival started with a bang on Saturday. First off – this festival is probably my favorite place to see music. The lineups are usually pretty stellar (while they’re not 100% my cup of tea, I can certainly appreciate the high-level talent Read More

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