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Samsaya delivers dangerous pop to SF

“They say pop music can’t be dangerous. They say it can’t change the world. I wanna know — what the fuck do they know?” Samsaya, a Indian-Norwegian artist, addresses the crowd at the Rickshaw Stop last Friday night. She’s met with whoops and wild applause, her enthusiasm matched only by
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Crookes and Ghosts shake up Rickshaw Stop

Caught a Ghost Cliche 1980s scenes from indiscernible movies danced as fading projections on a screen in the back of the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Thursday night. Then, darkness and silence fell. From darkness came light, in the form of a spirit — and San Francisco “Caught a
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G-Eazy at his signing at Rasputin Music last Thursday.

G-Eazy comes home for fan appreciation show

“This shit is a motherfucking moment to celebrate,” local rapper G-Eazy cried over the opening bars of “Stay High” at his show at the New Parish in Oakland on Saturday evening. With the recent release of his album These Things Happen — which reached No. 2 on the iTunes album
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White Arrows put on kaleidoscopic show at Rickshaw Stop

A band’s ambience when playing live can be the deciding factor in whether or not its performance is memorable. Going to a show should take audience members into the world of the band, with the set list as a trusty map and the visuals or lights as the background. Los
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Indie rock band Tigers Jaw to play 2 Bay Area shows

When you form a band in your teen years, the clamorous sounds escaping from your parents’ garage prompt concerned glares from adults, who look at you and say, “Stay in school, kids!” out of fear that you’ll drop out to chase your half-baked rock star dream. But that wasn’t the
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Christina Perri lively and vivacious at the Fillmore

On Monday evening, Christina Perri made a triumphant return to San Francisco, the first city ever to play her music on the radio, during a sold out show on her Head or Heart Tour. Before Perri took the stage that night, affectionate couples and young teenage girls filled the Fillmore
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On Tour: Riff Raff

Riff Raff played a set at the Regency Ballroom on Sunday night where everything went so wrong that it felt so right. The so-bad-it’s-good shit show that was Riff Raff’s show was so absurd, I have to wonder whether or not it was strategically orchestrated. Riff Raff’s aesthetic is over-the-top
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