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Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Queens of the Stone Age brought their brand of dark stoner rock from the desert to the North Bay with a sold out performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. In between weekends at Coachella, Josh Homme and company snuck in a trip to San…

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Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Chino Moreno, mostly known for his work with the Deftones, stood tall on top of his monitor as three illuminated crosses flashed behind him. Exhalted fans praised him, hands high in the air. To an outsider this could have looked like an underground rally of…

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Chino Moreno Discusses New ††† (Crosses) Project Before SF Shows

Chino Moreno Discusses New ††† (Crosses) Project Before SF Shows

There’s something cryptic and mysterious about ††† (Crosses), the latest project headed by Deftones front man Chino Moreno, ex-Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom.

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Lake Street Dive take over Great American Music Hall

Lake Street Dive take over Great American Music Hall

Dive bars and Jazz music often go hand in hand, a formula that the promising indie jazz and soul rockers from Boston, Lake Street Dive, have adopted.

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Review: Noise Pop Festival Highlights 2014

Review: Noise Pop Festival Highlights 2014

The first of major San Francisco music festival for 2014, Noise Pop wrapped last night after six days of concerts, screenings and events. While it’s impossible for one person (or even a few people) to catch every moment of every event in it’s entirety, we’re…

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Review: Cibo Matto Fulfills Appetite of Sold Out Crowd at Slim’s

Review: Cibo Matto Fulfills Appetite of Sold Out Crowd at Slim’s

In the midst of San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival, Cibo Matto filled Slim’s to capacity on a rainy Wednesday night during a reunion tour to support their latest album, Hotel Valentine. The Japanese duo behind Cibo Matto, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori, are a perfect…

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Noise Pop: Life on the Road With Dr. Dog Guitarist Scott McMicken

Noise Pop: Life on the Road With Dr. Dog Guitarist Scott McMicken

Dr. Dog has been a model of consistency since the band formed in the early 2000s. While gaining national exposure from tours with My Morning Jacket and The Lumineers, the psychedelic pop and indie folk rock band from West Grove, Pa., is beloved by fans…

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Review: Allen Stone Kicks Off the Independent Anniversary Concerts

Review: Allen Stone Kicks Off the Independent Anniversary Concerts

Last night, Allen Stone, a singer from Seattle who once dubbed himself a “hippie with soul,” serenaded a sold-out crowd at the Independent Theater to kick off the first of several concerts to celebrate the venue’s 10-year anniversary.

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Two Gallants Join the Independent 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Two Gallants Join the Independent 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Two San Francisco natives and childhood friends, Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel, are the creative force behind Two Gallants, a two-piece band devised of mainly guitars, drums and vocals. The guitars are booming and vigorous, with angst equally matched by sincere beauty. The drumming complements…

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Painted Palms Prepares for Noise Pop, SXSW

Painted Palms Prepares for Noise Pop, SXSW

Painted Palms started as a long-distance partnership before inevitably converging in San Francisco after one member of the duo moved here a few years ago. However, cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme, originally from Louisiana, still find best results when they write music separately and trade ideas online before working together.

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Back to the Future: Delorean Bring Spanish Grooves to the Independent

Back to the Future: Delorean Bring Spanish Grooves to the Independent

Like a budding flower waiting to ripen, Delorean has explored many musical aspects, becoming producers in their own right with original tracks while constantly remixing other bands and raising their ceiling for endless possibilities.

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Beneath the Brine: The Family Crest Prepares for Record Release Show

Beneath the Brine: The Family Crest Prepares for Record Release Show

San Francisco’s the Family Crest may be a bit unconventional, but the band members don’t fall short of living up to their name.

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