Show Alert: Bassnectar @ Bill Graham Civic Center SF 9/17

As the summer concert season winds down, it is time to shift into the gear of orange fallen leaves and thick fog. What better way to change tempos than to pound the scene with time-stretching Dubstep? Great question. There is none. Bassnectar will be bringing the shockwave-laden circus to a Bill Graham Civic Center near you this coming Saturday…SF!! Check out a couple of the most popular tracks after the transport… (more…)

Album Review: Sonoio — RED

Breaking into the electronica scene with his first solo produced album BLUE in the fall of last year, Sonoio wasted no time putting together a second full production that dropped 6/21 of this year. RED is the official sophomore solo synth-assembly and the most recent reason for Sonoio to go on tour beginning in September. (more…)

Festival Preview: Outside Lands Music Festival @ Golden Gate Park SF 8/12-8/14

Here we go folks, the 4th annual Outside Lands Art, Food, and Music Festival is fully booked, prepped, greened, and ready to launch into outer space next weekend from historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It will feature 3 full days (Fri-Sun) of live musical performances from a wide array of genres and generations beginning at 12 noon each of the 3 days and ending late into the night. Expected to pull in 40-50,000 people from all over the world, the concert bill has a few tricks for every taste, 4 performance stages, a DJ dome, a Wine Lands booth that will feature great locally produced California wines, plenty of food represented by local eateries, and a whole shit-ton of other exhibits, games, booths, and party for everybody to get down with! (more…)

Live Review: Thomas Dybdahl @ Brick and Mortar SF 7/29

Fresh off of his stint as one of the highest acclaimed up and coming Norwegian artists, Thomas Dybdahl decided it was time to debut in the US as a headlining act to accompany the latest of his 5 studio releases, Songs (2011). His style is difficult to define and I am not sure if it is because he is still experimenting with different sounds and styles, or that their essence is truly unique enough to be in a class of its own. One thing is for sure, the live performance I witnessed on Friday 7/29 at the Brick and Mortar in SF was joyous, blissful, and just a great overall musical experience.

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Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age @ The Catalyst 7/26

Nestled in a coastal nook about 30 miles South of San Jose CA there exists a small beach, ice cream, and surfboard community with creative eateries and a proper downtown. Santa Cruz CA also happens to host a hip little joint called the Catalyst Club on Pacific Avenue, right in the middle of that befitting downtown proximity. I am thoroughly surprised that this venue with a capacity of around 800 is still standing after Queens Of The Stone Age tore the roof off of it last night. (more…)