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Kid Cudi sells out back-to-back nights at the Warfield in San Francisco in support of ‘Passion Pain & Demon Slayin’

Kid Cudi’s Saturday night performance, one of two sold out weekend shows at The Warfield was an electrifying experience for an ecstatic crowd. With no openers, the packed house would erupt with chants of ‘Cudi! Cudi! Cudi!” several times prior to his entrance. Continue Reading

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Tank and the Bangas bring the Chapel to their knees

Literally. The sold out crowd at the Chapel came closer to the ground of a San Francisco public space than they ever have and ever will go, thanks to the cover of Anderson .Paak’s “Never Come Down”.  Tank and the Bangas treat the stage more like a living room than a pedestal; each band member is interacting with one another, occupying each others space, speaking across the room with riffs and melodies.  There was no personal space to be had onstage or in the crowd. You might have thought that they were just playing one song for two hours because there was not one moment without music after the band took the stage. Continue Reading

Kali Uchis continues her first ever headlining tour with a stop at Oakland’s New Parish with Phony Ppl

Kali Uchis continued the start of her first headlining tour with a stop at The New Parish in Oakland, CA. Joining her on tour are Brooklyn based band, Phony Ppl who brought their jazzy, soulful R&B sounds to the stage to set the mood and get the crowd dancing and singing. Continue Reading

Bay Area bands light up the Great American Music Hall

It’s hard to be too surprised at small San Francisco concerts, but indie-pop newcomers First in Flight did just that at the Great American Music Hall alongside the established pop groupMOSAICS. There were backflips, metal riffs, rapping, and solos that made the front row paw at the stage. Both bands did not disappoint during this energetic, colorful night.

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Another riotous performance from young psych rock group Locus Pocus

After watching one of Locus Pocus’s sets, one would never guess that they can count on one hand how many live performances they’ve played. On Saturday night, Locus Pocus returned again to headline Neck of the Woods in San Francisco. Expect prolific energy, behind-the-back guitar solos, and a bassist + girlfriend kiss if attending a live show. The band has played a variety of small venues throughout the summer since their eponymous May EP, and released their first music video last month. Their first single ‘I’d Be Your Woman’ will be live at midnight tonight. Continue Reading

Waxahatchee fills the Fillmore SF with new album ‘Out In The Storm’

Devoted Alabamians and local San Franciscans alike gathered to see Waxahatchee play at the Fillmore. Waxahatchee followed strong opening performances from the Philly band Cayetana and young Baltimore band Snail Mail. Continue Reading

Dreamy surf pop with hints of the 90’s courtesy of the Drums at San Francisco’s Fillmore

The Drums brought their dreamy surf pop tunes to the historic Fillmore in San Francisco Friday night while continuing their successful US tour. The sold out show drew in a huge eclectic crowd that I was actually pretty surprised to see. Continue Reading

Beach Fossils perform old favorites and “Somersault Cuts” at sold-out Fillmore in San Francisco

New York’s Beach Fossils continued their West Coast tour Saturday night with a stop at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore. Their show drew in a massive crowd of fans, but unfortunately due to the show being sold out, many fans were left outside desperately trying to get a hold of tickets to enter. Continue Reading

Music over matter in local San Francisco showcase featuring Fritz Montana, Mosaics and Locus Pocus

Four bands were billed for Fritz Montana’s album release show at the Independent in San Francisco on Friday night. When the blues-rock trio began considering who would fill those first two spots, they decided that it would be more important to feature bands who they wanted to play with rather than ones who would bring more fans.
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Mipso jam on stage while jammed-packed Slim’s twirl to narrative melodies

Joseph Terrell of Mipso (guitars, vocals) asked me what stood out about their show at Slim’s on Friday, why I enjoyed it so much. Over the phone, I said, because it looked like you guys we’re having so much fun on stage, we could feel it too. Continue Reading

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