Marina and the Diamonds performed at the Fillmore on Wednesday night. Click through for more photos from the show. Sarah Brennan/Staff

Marina and the Diamonds dazzle at The Fillmore

Madonna. Britney. Marina. Indeed, British pop princess Marina Diamandis has earned her place in that list among the world’s premier female pop stars. A glorious, sparkling diva, she is every bit the archetypal mesmerizing songstress. Her act, Marina & the Diamonds, may in fact prove to be even better than
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Bands benefit LGBT youth at Great American Music Hall

On Saturday night, eccentric and entertaining indie-pop bands Local Hero and Princeton lit up the stage at the world-renowned Great American Music Hall in San Francisco as a part of the official SF Pride event “It Gets Indie.” The show, put on by passionate 14-year-old Noah Hornik, helped raise money
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Mayer Hawthorne brings a bit of Motown to the Fillmore

A neo-soul artist with charismatic style and a smooth falsetto is not hard to come by, but a white 33 year old ex hip-hop DJ from Michigan turned Motown artist becomes more of an anomaly. On June 16th Mayer Hawthorne and The County brought their catchy tunes and flashy suits to the Fillmore in San Francisco.
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Japandroids fuse energy and emotion at the Independent

Japandroids, occupy the opposite end of the musical spectrum from Green and his classic soul. Whereas Green was in tune with the channels of love, Japandroids summon the triumph, anxiety and inhibitions of youth. The duo made up of Brian King and David Prowse, delighted a jam-packed crowd at the Independent last week.
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Raconteur rocks SF’s The Independent

Brendan Benson’s infectious pop rock has been around for more than 15 years, beginning with 1996’s under-the-radar release One Mississippi. He gained minor recognition in 2002 with Lapalco and then broke into the big time after hanging out with Jack White and forming the Raconteurs. He proved a perfect complement
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Waterstrider (above) began at UC Berkeley's own Cloyne Court co-op where they still practice

Hospitality, UC Berkeley-based Waterstrider play Rickshaw Stop

Despite both being relatively new to the music industry, headliners Hospitality, recently signed to heavy-hitter Merge Records (Arcade Fire, Conor Oberst, Camera Obscura, etc.) and openers Waterstrider exhibited their strong musical artistry and immense potential last Thursday at the Rickshaw Stop, hosted by Popscene. However, potential should not be taken
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SF Opera Orchestra enchants at Zellerbach Hall

When the lights turn off and the audience quiets down, most would find themselves in a movie theater with a coke in one hand and popcorn in the other. However, this last Sunday, dozens of people crowded around the famous San Francisco Opera Orchestra in Zellerbach Hall waiting for the
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