synth rock

Magic Man, the Keytar Make Triumphant Return to SF

04/02/2015

Magic Man reappeared in San Francisco last Thursday and proved they’re perfectly capable of handling the added workload that comes with being a headliner. Touted as “a triumphant synth rock band,” the New England based team of five puts on quite the show– something they perfected early on playing in living rooms and basements. Thursday’s show at Slim’s Read More

Ticket Giveaway + Interview: Magic Man Poised to Make You a Believer with High Flying Show at Slim’s 3/26

02/25/2015

If you missed Magic Man last time they were in SF…what were you thinking?! Now before you get too down on yourself, know that redemption lies just a few short weeks away. On March 26th, Magic Man will return to the Bay Area with Great Good Fine Ok and Vinyl Theatre. With this show sure Read More

Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Dance Your Head Off To Synth Rockers Magic Man and Smallpools at Sold Out Nov. 20th Show

11/10/2014

We are teaming up with Columbia Records to hook one of our readers up with a free pair or tickets to Magic Man supporting Smallpools Thursday November 20th at The Independent. Based out of Boston, the five piece synth rock band has been generating a ton of buzz with their debut album Before The Waves. Their single “Paris” has been Read More

St Lucia and Conway Take Over SF City Hall for Jack Daniel’s Live at the Landmark

04/19/2014

Thursday night San Francisco’s City Hall took on a new civic duty: thrilling a crowd of onlookers, as St Lucia and Conway filled the building’s intricate dome with an amazing night of music. It was a bit surreal. The bands took a stage set up right beneath the dome in front of a massive staircase. It 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

Matthew Dear “Beams” [Album Review]

09/03/2012

On “Do The Right Thing,” Matthew Dear instructs you how to listen to Beams as he repeats “Close your eyes to look at me, I’m the world inside your sleep, it’s the right time to be.” Listening to Beams it’s easy to slip between reality and nostalgia. Sonically, the murky production laden with percolating synths, intricate sampling and Read More

Handsome Furs with Suuns and Talkdemonic @ Slims

09/08/2011

Reviewing the Handsome Furs, Suuns and Talkdemonic show at Slims I knew the outcome was a toss up. Montreal-based headliners Handsome Furs are comprised of an adorable, well-dressed young married couple, and the music I had heard prior to seeing them live walked the line between angsty hipster love riff and 80s synth electronica. One Read More