NONONO headed to the Fox for 1st US tour

Despite having to rush out of a broken-down tour bus just minutes before an interview with the Daily Californian, Stina Wappling, lead singer of Swedish electronic/indie trio NONONO, was optimistic about the future — of both the band and the bus. “We have a bigger, nicer bus in the end,” Wappling laughed.
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Franz Ferdinand returns without restrictions

You can’t create dance music without rhythm being the body and soul of your work. In an interview with The Daily Californian, Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy asserted that the heart of all Franz Ferdinand recordings was in the melody. This couldn’t be more true after the Scottish quartet blew
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The National waxes poetic at the Greek

The fact that so many people can connect with the sentimental and introspective mid-life-crisis-esque anthems of Brooklyn-based, indie-rock band The National may say more about audiences than about the band. Despite the morose, despairing lyrics sung poetically by lead singer Matt Berninger, the energy was surprisingly positive and enthusiastic at
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Shuddering lights and howling vocals at Shlohmo show in San Francisco

Finding a middle ground between his music’s distinctive yet dichotomous alien experimentation and restorative tones, Los Angeles-based producer Henry Laufer, who goes by the stage name Shlohmo, performed an hourlong set of steady lo-fi instrumentation at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday night. The producer and
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Foxygen captivates at The Chapel

When Foxygen started to gain acclaim last year with their album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, they were just a bunch of young hipster kids with a retro ‘60s vibe. On April 17 at The Chapel in San Francisco, singer Sam France ignored the fur
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Surfer Blood creates waves on Oakland stage with synth-rock sound

Surfer Blood strode onto the New Parish’s stage Friday night alight with the crowd’s love. After two openers, French Cassettes and GRMLN, the audience’s anticipation radiated throughout the venue for the synth-heavy indie rockers’ set. John Paul Pitts, Surfer Blood’s singer, talked to The Daily Californian after the show: “The
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The 1975

Age makes the 1975 even better for Fillmore show

Nursing a bottle of red wine, the 1975 frontman Matthew Healy spilled onto the stage of the Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday night. With his gauzy black shirt opened to reveal a pale, tattooed torso, Healy’s look and swaying persona lucidly referenced those rock gods of past eras —
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Mobb Deep reaches into the past for New Parish performance

Citizens of New York City and direct victims of poverty, institutional racism and gang violence Kejuan Muchita and Albert Johnson turned to music to address the growing problems in their society. Forming the rap duo Mobb Deep, Muchita (Havoc) and Johnson (Prodigy) reached critical acclaim with their albums The Infamous
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