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Posted on 12/9/2019

The tiny dancefloor of the Rickshaw Stop was exploding with energy on November 21st as the four 20-year old British punks known as Black Midi rocked out onstage in promotion of their debut album Schlagenheim (a personal favorite of the year), released on Rough Trade on June 21st, 2019.

Written by Samy Long

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Steve Lacy
Posted on 11/21/2019

By Elliot Gross

Edited by Tessa Rissacher

Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Lacy stopped by San Francisco for his Apollo XXI tour on October 25th to perform for a sold-out crowd. The 21-year-old member of The Internet has turned heads recently with an onslaught of top-tier production credits including songs by Solange, Vampire Weekend, and Kendrick Lamar

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Caamp by Makaila Heifner
Posted on 11/14/2019

Caamp is comprised of three friends from Athens, Ohio. They describe themselves as a “folk trio... making beautiful noise.” This summary perfectly surmises the group and the infectious joy they brought to the Fillmore in San Francisco on October 21st.

Written and photographed by Makaila Heifner

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JR
Posted on 11/5/2019

On October 28th, Jordan Rakei shook August Hall with his electronic symphony.

Written by Elle Henriksen

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Arrow de Wilde by Lauren Anastasia
Posted on 10/30/2019

Fresh off their tour opening for Cage the Elephant, Beck, and Spoon, Starcrawler has embarked on a headlining tour of their own, making their roaring debut right here in San Francisco on October 5th at Bottom of the Hill. The band will now makes it rounds in the US before heading abroad to promote their sophomore album, Devour You, available for your listening pleasure on October 11th.

Written and Photographed by Lauren Anastasia

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Tyler the Creator by Makaila Heifner
Posted on 10/30/2019

Tyler, the Creator makes the EARFQUAKE at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Written and Photographed by Makaila Heifner

Thousands crowded into the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The crowd’s anticipation was an entity unto itself, a relentless hum of excitement that seemed to beg for attention, insatiable until the opening note of “Igor’s Theme” pierced the room.

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Pond @ Independent
Posted on 10/22/2019

Touring off their new album, Tasmania, Australian psych-rockers POND packed the house for a Wednesday night show at the Independent in San Francisco, drawing a young crowd of clean-cut concertgoers eager to gently headbang and slightly melt their minds before work in the morning.

Written by Tessa Rissacher
Photography by Nick Tietjens

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Cover-Ups
Posted on 10/21/2019

Famed musician Billie Joe Armstrong decided to ditch the arena stage for a night, jumping down and performing on the small stage of local Oakland bar The Golden Bull with The Cover-Ups.

Written and Photographed by Jessely Serrano

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Posted on 9/26/2019

On a typical sleepy Thursday, Sharon Van Etten performed a powerhouse opening set before Bon Iver took the stage at the Chase Center on 9/12.

Written by Makaila Heifner

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Crowd Surf
Posted on 9/23/2019

Last July, KALXer Kat attended Burger Boogaloo with a notebook and a camera. Here's her take on where the festivals falls within the social and political landscape of Oakland in 2019.

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