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Report From the Show: Cloud Cult with JBM at The Independent, SF, 05.09.13

I can’t think of a better show for my first outing as a dad than Minneapolis chamber-folk-electro-enviro-orchestro-pop-rock band Cloud Cult. Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Trampled By Turtles with honeyhoney at The Fillmore, San Francisco, 01.17.13

The boys from Duluth play a sort of blunt-force bluegrass, pounding out notes with all the brutal honesty of a garage band that has just discovered Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Great Lake Swimmers at The Independent in San Francisco, 05.16.12

Something was different as I left The Independent on Wednesday after seeing Toronto folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers. It took me a little while to put my finger on it, but eventually I figured it out: My ears weren’t ringing. … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: The Flaming Lips perform The Soft Bulletin to kick off Noise Pop 2012 at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco

I think I swallowed some confetti. For the first night of the 20th annual Noise Pop festival, organizers had The Flaming Lips bring their entire overwhelming, homemade stage show inside Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco. This isn’t the first … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Down Dirty Shake, Cool Ghouls and The Lotus Moons at Stork Club in Oakland, 02.17.12

It was the type of night where “blues” is spelled “blooze,” the pop is powered and the band asks for as much reverb as the sound guy can give. Five retro-minded bands filled the Stork Club in Oakland with psychedelic … Continue reading

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Report from the show: Big ups to Minnesota hip hop with Doomtree’s Dessa, Sims and Lazerbeak at Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco has been a favorite tour stop for the Doomtree family for as long as there’s been a Doomtree. At least that’s what the Minneapolis alternative hip hop crew’s star female player, Dessa, told a packed crowd at Bottom … Continue reading

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