indie pop

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

SONG OF THE DAY: “Glory Days” by 1955

11/12/2015

Check out this video from Bay Area band 1955, weaving a tight rock n roll sound that throws back (and sideways) to Nick Cave, The Strokes, The Black Keys and even some new wave vibes. The video cultivates the song’s wicked hook and plays out in vivid Palm Springs detail the irony of the song. Where at first it seems Read More

The Mynabirds: stupendously good at the Swedish American Music Hall

10/09/2015

David Byrne gave a TED talk five years ago exploring the relationship between the changing architecture of venues and the evolution of music — watch it; he’s brilliant — and asking the question, “Does the venue make the music?” Byrne’s answer is an unequivocal yes. Last night at the Swedish American Music Hall, indie-pop band Read More

Giveaway + Interview: Dustin Brown of NTNT on Portland Music Scene, Yeasayer and Being a SF Tourist

12/02/2014

Saturday December 13th, Portland-based NTNT will bring a little bit of the Pacific Northwest and a lot of synthed up indie pop to Neck of the Woods. They are sharing the stage with local act Scissors for Lefty and Dangermaker in what is bound to be a high energy, dance heavy billing. The only thing that Read More

Photos: During the Disco, Broken Bells Rock Sold Out Fox Theater

04/23/2014

Broken Bells made the Bay Area debut of their new album After the Disco Saturday night at a sold out Fox Theater in Oakland. The seemingly-unlikely duo consisting of Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse) and The Shins frontman James Mercer brought the crowd to life with its blend of traditional rock riffs, synth, and samples. Burton — Read More

New Music by Craft Spells, SIREN and Chrome Sparks

04/06/2014

Yes its Sunday and many of us have to work tomorrow, but lets look on the bright side. It’s a beautiful day in SF, Game of Thrones returns tonight and we have some great new music to listen to! First up is Craft Spells new track “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide.” The Seattle-based indie Read More

5 Awesome Shows in the Next 2 Weeks (That Aren’t Yet Sold Out)

02/15/2014

This post is trying something a little different. Mostly I post photos and reviews of shows I went to and had a great time at, but today I wanted to help anyone in SF discover some great acts coming to town that you might not know you will love. We all know that Broken Bells Read More

The Dig at Bottom of The Hill Tonight

07/21/2012

Quintessential Silver Lake indie popper, The Dig, are making a splash with their latest album Midnight Flowers. After touring with Portugal. The Man, The Antlers, and The Walkmen, the group has shacked up at Silver Lake’s Lounge for a monthly residency, venturing north to play a few dates (notably, performing tonight at The Bottom of The Read More

Miike Snow and Penguin Prison at Fox Theater [Photo Review]

04/13/2012

I crossed the bridge tonight expecting to hear two songs by Miike Snow I’d heard before. MAYBE. Driving back, still thunderstruck from a brilliant group performance, I was humming what felt like an entire album. I love when that happens. During a treacherous thunderstorm in the Bay Area, Miike Snow dazzled the Fox Theater with their Read More

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