On Saturday, June 22nd at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Toronto-based punks PUP took to the Bay with loud catchy riffs, self-deprecating humor, and more than a little bit of a smug attitude regarding the outcome of the NBA finals. Here’s KALX volunteer Kat’s take after speaking with PUP’s guitarist Steve Sladkowski and watching/moshing the show.
Even the uncharacteristically hot weather could not keep Danish punk rock band Iceage away from the Bay Area for long. These post-punk rockers made a stop at The New Parish in Oakland, California on April 23, 2019 after playing two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Iceage has been touring since the release of their fourth studio album Beyondless, released on May 4, 2018 by Matador Records.
Last year, DJ Carlos Kowalski sat down for a chat with Deb DeMure and Mona D, the darkwave duo also known as Drab Majesty. After two years of near-constant touring, they recently retreated to Greece to record their upcoming album, Modern Mirror. It will be released in July 2019.
What were the origins of Drab Majesty?
On May 20th, 2019, Rhode Island based Latinx, queer, riot grrrl punk group the Downtown Boys took to the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Here's KALX volunteer Kat's take on how their performance's theme of inclusivity and direct action created an empowering experience with effects that reverberated far beyond just that night.
Elie Katzenson interviewed MUTEK SF organizer Miro Wiesner about the complexities of putting together an interdisciplinary music festival and how San Francisco is entering a new era for cutting-edge arts and culture offerings.
Despite having all their belongings stolen out of their van last year after their show in San Francisco, British J-pop/twee band Kero Kero Bonito made their Bay Area return on Easter Sunday, April 21 to play a show at the Great American Music Hall after performing at two weekends of Coachella.
By Samy Long
On April 17th, 2019, KALX volunter Samantha made her way to the Great American Music Hall for a performance from Soccer Mommy, with opener Boy Scouts. Get the full scoop here on KALX Weblog.
By Samantha Long
Photo cred: Adrienne Lee
The night of April 9th, 2019 was no ordinary Tuesday: The Independent in San Francisco had an empowering night of radically honest indie acts Kitten, Girlpool, and opening highlight Hatchie.
By Stormy Phoenix