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Weathers establishes themselves as an alt-rock band to watch for

Donning a bright red, checkered suit with requisite suspenders and sporting perfectly quaffed hair, Cameron Boyer (vocals, guitar) of Weathers could have emanated the sultry, greater-than-thou swagger of Alex Turner or the 1975’s Matt Healy. Instead, he exuded warmth and excitement as the band took the stage to open for
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Greek Theater audience swoons for Beirut’s worldly folk

Sure, Beirut’s brand of jet-setting, theatrical folk music may strike some as idyllic — the musical embodiment of an afternoon stroll down the streets of Paris, even. And it doesn’t help that the band’s catapult to indie fame was a one-off sidewalk performance in Paris. But Beirut’s set at the
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Shlohmo

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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NoisePop

Noise Pop Music Festival brings powerful sounds to Bay Area

Last month marked the beginning of San Francisco’s indie music, arts and film festival Noise Pop, hosted by San Francisco’s multitude of concert venues like Great American Music Hall and Rickshaw Stop. In its 22nd year, Noise Pop boasts an array of emerging artists, while also showcasing critically-acclaimed bands. Thrown
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Islands

On Tour: Islands

On Saturday night, the band Islands performed a set at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, playing tracks off their new album Ski Mask. Nick Thorburn, the frontman of the group and an alumnus (along with Islands drummer Jamie Thompson) of the pre-Islands group the Unicorns, is the
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Baths gets whimsical at Great American Music Hall

L.A.-based artist proves that electronic shows can be just as vibrant

When one pictures the face of San Francisco Pride, it probably isn’t round and slightly chubby with glasses, but Will Wiesenfeld represented all the same. “Is it Pride or something?” he yelled to those in the crowd, many of whom had just come from Pink Saturday in the Castro to
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Ian Birnam’s Picks of the Week

WHY? at the Great Amerian Music Hall Originating in Berkeley, the experimental group WHY? will be playing this Wednesday at the Great American Music Hall in SF with Astronautalis and Dream Tiger as support. The band juxtaposes folk, indie, hip-hop and electronic music styles that make for a bizarre yet
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