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ZZ Ward brings her blue-eyed soul and “dirty shine” to The Independent

06/15/2017

Halfway through ZZ Ward‘s set, she had the whole crowd singing along to “Charlie Ain’t Home,” a song in which she describes as too “sexy” and maybe a bit too promiscuous for a fan who said the song culminated in marriage. But for blues-rock singer ZZ Ward, it’s been a longtime coming since she last played in Read More

Amy Vachal Interview: Brooklyn Singer-Songwriter Talks Post-Voice Journey and Upcoming Album

06/12/2017

Amy Vachal is the kind of singer whose music puts you at ease. Full of acoustic-driven blues and pop folk-inspired tunes, the 28-year-old Brooklyn singer-songwriter has made it her mission to release work she believes in. Since her successful run on the ninth season of The Voice, where she was mentored to the semifinals by Adam Levine Read More

Lauv Interview: The emerging R&B sensation you need to know

06/07/2017

Ari Leff, better known as the 22-year-old songwriter, producer and singer behind Lauv, has been taking over Spotify, and for good reason. His songs are merely infectious. Inspired by the emotions one feels towards the end of a relationship, his debut single “The Other” has struck a strong chord with its listeners, garnering over 83 million Read More

Nahko Plays for Justice

12/05/2016

  Nahko Bear is what I imagine every parent hopes their son becomes (I wish he was my son and he’s older than me). Impassioned, Nahko’s ethos seems to be speaking truths, inspiring brotherhood and community and justice for all. He’s also a character. This past Friday at the Regency Ballroom, Nahko and Medicine for Read More

The Star-Crossed Sounds of HÆLOS

08/08/2016

“It’s past everyone’s bedtime, yeah?” Arthur Delaney’s question was probably only a half joke, as it wasn’t until 11:30 that HÆLOS took the stage at Rickshaw Stop on the eve of their Outside Lands appearance. There was a smattering of hoots and cheers when Arthur’s vocal counterpoint Lotti Bernardout asked if anyone had been at Read More

Noise Pop Festival Returns February with Early Headliners The Mountain Goats, Vince Staples, Parquet Courts, The Cave Singers, HEARTWATCH + Many More

11/19/2015

It’s always an exciting time of the year when we get our first glimpse at the Noise Pop lineup. We know we’re going to get some high quality acts in settings that highlight some of our favorite local music venues. The festival runs February 19th through 28th this year, so expect to see more acts Read More

K Flay and Geographer @ The Fox

03/02/2015

Another year of the Noise Pop music festival brought another lineup of outstanding independent artists from all over the continent.  Yet, with it’s ever-growing reach, Noise Pop, a San Francisco born festival, will always have a soft spot for the Bay Area. Friday night’s lineup at the Fox theater was heavily Bay inspired, with appearances from Geographer, Read More

Noise Pop 2015 Lineup Announced, Features Caribou, Slow Magic, Cathedrals and Many More

11/20/2014

Noise Pop is returning February 20th through March 1st to showcase great music and art here in San Francisco. The initial lineup has some amazing acts including Caribou who recently released the killer LP Our Love. We will also see sets from Craft Spells who stopped in SF this summer on tour, masked percussion maniac Read More

Scotland’s Finest: The Twilight Sad & We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Bimbo’s

11/06/2014

On Tuesday, the historic Bimbo’s 365 Club in North Beach hosted a dynamic double-shot of live music, with Scottish bands The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks filling the dark room with their distinct brands of affecting indie rock. First up was The Twilight Sad. You know that paralyzing feeling you struggle with when Read More

Treasure Island Music Festival Announces 2014 Set Times

10/09/2014

As we near the one week countdown for Treasure Island Music Festival, the organizers have spilled the beans on artist set times. For those who aren’t familiar with TIMF, set times aren’t as stressful as other festivals because all the acts happen on two adjacent stages and don’t overlap, it really cuts down on the Read More

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