Tag Archives: San Francisco venues

Report From the Show: Pink Martini at Stern Grove, SF, 08.11.13

There may be other shows where a 12-piece band performs songs in English, French, Spanish, Italian and I think Japanese. There may be other shows where you’ll find an inordinate number of audience members wearing pink feather boas and playing … Continue reading

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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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A Taste of Things to Come: Trampled By Turtles at The Fillmore, San Francisco

Here’s Wisconsin Minnesota (oh, how embarrassing—truly, I do know the difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota) alt-bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles and opening act Honey Honey filling up the stage at The Fillmore. That’s a lot of strings up there. Dang. … Continue reading

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Report from the Show: The Mountain Goats, The Fillmore, San Francisco, 12.14.12

John Darnielle didn’t avoid the issue. He met it head on. When he came out on the stage in San Francisco on Friday, before he played a note, The Mountain Goats‘ singer-songwriter acknowledged what was on everyone’s mind. Because, as … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Great Lake Swimmers at The Independent, SF

On the menu tonight: Chill, Canadian folk-rock.

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Racking Up Plays: “Don’t Get Married Without Me” by Punch Brothers

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Don’t Get Married Without Me,” Punch Brothers … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Drive-By Truckers at The Fillmore in San Francisco, 03.16.12

What the world needs more of: Guitar solos Pedal steel guitar solos Angry sing-along choruses with lyrics like, “Hell no, I ain’t happy!” Bands that drink from Costco-sized bottles of hard liquor on stage Drive-By Truckers Yes, the world would … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Drive-By Truckers at the Fillmore

Yup, it’s a shit-kicker.

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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: Sunday Surf Show at Hotel Utah in San Francisco with Pollo Del Mar and Slacktone, 10.16.11

It was hang-ten time at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco on Sunday, as local quartet Pollo Del Mar was joined by fellow surf-rock outfit Slacktone from Los Angeles. According to guitarist Ferenc Dobronyi, it was the 41st time Pollo … Continue reading

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