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Posted on 11/5/2019

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

Written by Elle Henriksen

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

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.

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

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

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.

Posted on 9/20/2019

Hailing from the same place as Pond and Tame Impala, the Perth, Australia-based, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are an established psych-rock group whose trippy, electric riffs are about as distinct as their name.

Posted on 9/17/2019

Can Hardcore Have Keytar?

By Nick Tietjens

BOCC by Noelle Fa-Kaji
Posted on 8/28/2019

Better Oblivion Community Center is as much a performance art piece as a band.