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Pix: tUnE-yArDs at The Fillmore

06/16/2014 paige 1

Merrill Garbus and crew, aka tUnE-yArDs played The Fillmore on June 6th. This was the second time I had the pleasure of seeing them perform in a week; they also made an appearance at The […]

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Pix: Die Antwoord at The Fillmore

05/28/2014 paige 0

When I got word back in February that Die Antwoord was going to play The Fillmore, I knew I had to be there. These white trash rappers from South Africa are nasty, loud, and fun. […]

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Photos: Kishi Bashi at The Fillmore

05/18/2014 paige 0

What a fun surprise! I’d never heard of Kishi Bashi before this concert, but the kaleidoscope of colors and beautiful looping violins brought joy to all in attendance. Photographer Notes Camera: Nikon D4 Lenses: Nikon […]

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Pix: Acoustic 4 A Cure

05/16/2014 paige 0

Sammy Hagar knows how to throw a party. He organized a pediatric cancer benefit ‘Acoustic 4 a Cure‘ in San Francisco at The Fillmore Thursday, May 15. Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Green Day‘s Billie […]

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Review: Pulp at The Warfield

05/09/2012 paige 3

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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Review: Fleet Foxes at The Fox

05/07/2011 paige 1

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 wrote one of my first […]

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Coachella 2011 via Palo Alto

04/18/2011 paige 0

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. Additionally, many of the individual […]

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Review: OMD at The Fox

04/02/2011 paige 0

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 Bright Arena (OMD’s US label) […]

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Interpol Live Up to Their Reputation at The Warfield

02/04/2011 paige 1

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 live renditions sounded identical to […]

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Review: English Beat @ Bimbos

02/02/2011 paige 0

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 picked me up at my […]

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Andrew Bird at The Rio

01/29/2011 paige 0

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, and he seemed blissfuly happy […]

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School of Seven Bells SFO>SEA

11/09/2010 Phil Pickens 0

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 the case here, sometimes we […]

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Treasure Island Wrap Up

10/26/2010 Phil Pickens 0

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.  Tickets are limited, so unless […]