Portugal. The Man exhilirates at Rickshaw

The walls of San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop throbbed last Thursday night, stretching like a membranous cell wall to accommodate the radiating energy of the pulsating nucleus within. West coasters White Arrows and Portugal. The Man played to an airtight crowd in the shoebox venue, (enticing) polarized bodies to bump ‘n
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Washed Out

Washed Out defy expectations of chillwave at GAMH

There is no doubt that the electronic genre is quickly infiltrating the music industry. With artists both well-known and obscure jumping on the bandwagon and dropping synths left and right, it is all too easy to cast this style off as a mere trend rather than a long-time influence. Once
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Parson Red Heads display fiery energy in New Parish

Cheers and beers were all around at the New Parish Thursday night, as the Parson Red Heads and Alela Diane & Wild Divine coerced concert goers into a rip-roaring premature weekend bash. Unadulterated joy poured forth onto the streets of Oakland from the groovy hub of swaying limbs and carefree
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Sondre Lerche

Doorway to Norway

Brimming with poignant melodies and boyish charm, Sondre Lerche exerted a flawless control over GAMH last Tuesday night.

Armed with a guitar and a winsome smile, Sondre Lerche was well prepared to capture the hearts of fans with his show at the Great American Music Hall on Tuesday night. The Norwegian singer-songwriter has made a name for himself with his smooth blend of pleasing harmonies and soulful vocalizations.
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The Postelles exude playfulness and raw charm at Rickshaw Stop

It’s not difficult to imagine the cheerful smiles of the Postelles adorning the walls of a fourteen-year-old girl. Not in the way that Justin Bieber or the Jonas Brothers festoon a tween’s binder. But they are the type of band whose lighthearted rock and happy-go-lucky image recall a more innocent
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Beyonce: 4

Despite the current reign of Lady Gaga, for the last 10 years, pop music has been overshadowed by one name and one incredibly buoyant booty. Now with four solo albums to her credit, Beyonce has managed to maintain her position as the chart-topping diva of pop by making not only
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Meat Puppets delivers raw sounds and tasty chops

Legendary cowpunk outfit The Meat Puppets brought their incendiary show to the Independent in San Francisco on Friday, June 17th. Marrying country, folk, punk and alt-rock to Les Paul cock rock, the Meat Puppets concocted an eclectic and expansive sound. Playing in a beautiful theater, the subdued lighting and smokey
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