indie psych rock

Organized Distortion: A Live Review of Wand at Bottom of the Hill


Praise that baby J: for those of you who’ve had an ear to the ground, psychedelic rock is back in full force. LA-based Wand stopped by Bottom of the Hill in Potrero last week and absolutely blew the fucking doors off. To give you a quick intro, Wand recently released their second full-length album, “Golem,” Read More

The Flaming Lips at Noise Pop 2012 [Photo]


The Flaming Lips, a band who needs no introduction, played an unforgettable set at Bimbo’s 365 last night as headliners for the 2012 San Francisco Noise Pop Festival. Performing their 1999 breakthrough album, The Soft Bulletin, the group paid enormous homage to the city, its people, and culture of free will. Proclaiming at one moment in time, Read More

[Photographs] Yeasayer, Smith Westerns and Hush Hush at The Fillmore


Last week SFCritic photographer, Victoria Smith, attended indie-psych rock group, Yeasayer’s performance The Fillmore. Opening for the Brooklyn band was Smith Westerns and Hush Hush. Check out the photo gallery and a few sample tracks from the listed groups below. Yeasayer: “Madder Red” [audio:] Smith Westerns: “Still New” [audio:] Hush Hush: “Ooze” [audio: Read More