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Published on May 9th, 2012

A new generation has discovered the King of the Misfits, and they celebrated his music and showmanship at The Warfield when Pulp came to San Francisco. »

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Published on March 9th, 2012

The Twilight Sad delivered the goods last night at The Independent in San Francisco. Hope you had some good earplugs, ’cause it was loud! »

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Published on February 22nd, 2012

The first night of Noise Pop started with a big bang – the repeated bangs of large confetti cannons, streamer guns and popping balloons. I was there front and center »

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Published on October 22nd, 2011

Day two of the 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival is a wrap. It was more emotional, personal and beautiful than day one, and that’s a tough act to follow! »

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Published on September 26th, 2011

It was one of those special nights where you want to take in every detail, remember every sound, and hope that the band plays encore after encore »

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Published on August 3rd, 2011

I spent last Sunday at the Woodist Festival in Big Sur. It was super chillax, and the music was superb. »

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Published on May 22nd, 2011

I’m a Bunnyhead. At various times I’ve tried to deny it. For a while I thought that it was just a phase of my youth, but alas, I am what »

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Published on May 12th, 2011

The Twilight Sad and Mono delivered a beautiful evening of guitar-based pop to make your ears bleed in the most pleasant of ways. »

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Published on May 7th, 2011

It’s been a full two years almost to the day since The Fleet Foxes last performed in the bay area. I remember that last show like it was yesterday,and I »

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Published on April 18th, 2011

I didn’t go within 500 miles of Southern California this weekend, but I did attend the Coachella Music Festival. This year’s fest was streamed live via three robust YouTube channels. »

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Published on April 2nd, 2011

Camino and I got to The Fox super early last Saturday to hand out ice cream for the OMD soundcheck and meet and greet. The band and friendly folks from »

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Published on February 28th, 2011

Hundreds of Noisepop attendees forgo the Oscars to hang out with Ben Gibbard the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Sunday »

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Published on February 28th, 2011

Several Hundred smart Noisepop attendees made the wise decision to forgo the Oscars hang out with Ben Gibbard the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on Sunday night. It »

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Published on February 4th, 2011

Interpol played The Warfield Theater in San Francisco last Monday. If you’ve ever seen Interpol live, the three-point-executive-summary should come as no surprise: The band was tight and well-rehearsed, their »

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Published on February 4th, 2011

Andrew Bird returned to the bay area this past weekend for two sold out shows at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz. It’s been 10 years since he played Santa »

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Published on February 2nd, 2011

Okay, so this is my first concert review for The ColorAwesome… scary! Haven’t written a review of anything since college (a mere 20 some years ago) but here goes… Paige »

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Published on January 29th, 2011

Andrew Bird returns to the bay area this weekend for two sold out shows at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz. It’s been 10 years since he played Santa Cruz, »

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Published on November 9th, 2010

I love that Paige and I get to see the same shows but in different cities.  She photographs them in San Francisco and I review them in Seattle.  As is »

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Published on October 26th, 2010

Before I go any further, I have to say – Get your ass to the Treasure Island Music Festival at least once.  This festival has “it”; and on every level.  »

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Published on September 27th, 2010

Last week’s xx show at The Fox was a welcome surprise for me. I hadn’t been planning on going, but my friend Catherine convinced me it would be fun. I »

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Published on July 22nd, 2010

I normally ignore the dozens of email messages from publicists that pile up in my inbox. Occasionally, one catches my eye. Indie? check. Joy Division, Interpol, Chameleons? Check. Iran? That’s »

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Published on May 19th, 2010

The Shout Out Louds played The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco last night, May 18th, 2010. They were in fine form, and had the crowd dancing, bopping and »

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Published on April 20th, 2010

To my discerning eye, The LA Live Plaza surrounding Club Nokia looked completely schizophrenic last Thursday. To the casual observer, it appeared overrun by perky women and young girls in »

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Published on April 12th, 2010

A lot of thought went into this review. A lot more thought than you would think. Last summer, when I first heard Fireflies, I tossed Owl City aside as a »

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