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Live Shots: Kele, Mezzanine, 09/18/2010

September 23, 2010
Kele (formerly Kele Okereke) played an invigorating, dance-oriented, and quite tipsy set at Mezzanine, mixing songs from new album The Boxer with hits from...

Two views:Joanna Newsom at the Fox, 8/2/10

August 4, 2010
By Amber Schadewald and Sam StanderTAKE ONE "Have you seen her before?" a spirited woman asked a random couple in the front row at...

Live Shots: Keane, Fox Theater, 7/20/2010

July 23, 2010
Imagine you were on a long summer road trip and hours have passed.A perfect go-to group to pop in would be Keane. Its music...

Live Shots: Die Antwoord, Rickshaw Stop, 07/16/2010

July 18, 2010
Zef!? I may not understand it, but I got a crash course after sweating, watching, and surviving a Die Antwoord show. If a hot...

Live Shots: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Greek Theater, 7/16/2010

July 17, 2010
Michael Franti's  music has the incredible ability to create instantaneous community and love wherever he's performing.His music is brimming with inspiring lyrics and powerful...

Live Shots: World Cup Final watching party, Civic Center, 07/11/2010

July 12, 2010
Paul was right! Will Spaniards give up eating octopus? Will the Dutch avenge their loss with grimmer graphic design and tinier eyewear? In any...

Live Shots: Goldfrapp, Fox Theater, 06/26/2010

June 29, 2010
Shiny, sparkling, blinged-out: Slick electro-pop and disco revivalists Goldfrapp absolutely bedazzled us on Saturday. Talk about the perfect mix of wind machines and '70s...

Live Shots: San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration, 06/27/2010

Who could have asked for a more delicious day than this Sunday to celebrate Pride? The amazing weather was perfect for parasols, skimpy speedos,...

Live Shots: 54th Annual North Beach Festival, 6/20/10

You know it's summer time in the City when the smell of smoky meat wafts up your nostrils and jazzy tunes wind their way...

Live Shots: Air Guitar Championships, Fillmore, 06/05/2010

June 10, 2010
I've been to plenty of concerts in my life, and I've seen some pretty wild shows in various states of consciousness. That being said,...

Live Shots: SF Bay Area Labor Heritage Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus, City College, 5/27/2010

June 1, 2010
My auntie Yam is the ultimate SF activist, along with my mom, a.k.a. Snorkel Mom. The two of them are always out together, advocating...

Live Shots: Diane Birch, The Independent, 5/13/2010

May 14, 2010
I've never been brought to tears listening to Haddaway's "What is love," but when Diane Birch sang it at the Independent this past Thursday,...

Live Shots: Fact/SF presents “The Consumption Series,” Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, 5/6/2010

Intimacy and personal space play a large role in Charles Slender's new dance-theater production entitled The Consumption Series from dance company Fact/SF. (The show...

Live Shots: Julieta Venegas, Fox Theater, 5/5/2010

May 11, 2010
Julieta Venegas is a sparkling bubble of cuteness, with maybe just a hint of Amy Sedaris and Frida Kahlo mixed in. The Mexican singer...

Live Shots: How Weird Street Faire, 05/09/10

When it comes down to it, we're all a bit weird. At the back of every person's drawer there's at least one pair of...

Live Shots: Dance Mob Kick-Off for Bay Area National Dance Week, Union Square, 4/23/10

Don't be alarmed if you happen to feel the floors shaking throughout the next week. It's not an earthquake, it's the Bay Area National...

Live Shots: Atoms for Peace, Fox Theater, 04/14/2010

April 19, 2010
Another band of wayfarers headed for Coachella last week, Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms for Peace (yep, that's Flea on bass) stopped by SF to...

Live Shots: The Dead Weather, The Fillmore, 04/15/2010

April 19, 2010
SFBG photog Charles Russo caught moddy rockers the Dead Weather at one of their two atmospherically stompy Fillmore performances on the way to Coachella.

Live Shots: Passion Pit, The Warfield, 04/15/2010

April 19, 2010
Immediately as Passion Pit took the stage, I felt like I stepped into hipster church for the masses. The synths hummed as the band...

Live Shots: The xx and Hot Chip, Fox Theater, 04/16/2010

April 19, 2010
Cooler than their cucumber sound, The xx took a laid-back approach to their Friday night performance, showing little, if any, enthusiasm. The British three-piece...

Live Shots: Spoon, Fox Theater, 04/13/2010

April 14, 2010
I'll take one scoop of rock perfection, one scoop of edgy lyrics and a sprinkle of groovy drum beats. Oh, and I'm going to...

Live Shots: Edible Art Contest, Omnivore Books, 04/01/10

Foodies filled Omnivore Books in Noe Valley on Thursday night, some to compete and some to eat, for the first Edible Art Contest. The...

Live Shots: Soweto Gospel Choir, Paramount Theatre, 03/27/2010

April 1, 2010
The Soweto Gospel Choir performed at the Paramount Theatre this past weekend, which meant there was dancing, singing and major amounts of smiling happening...

Live Shots: Air, Fox Theater, 03/26/2010

March 29, 2010
It was the first time I traveled by myself. I was exploring Boston, meandering along the red line that winds its way from one...