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With Burn Your Fire For No Witness, indie-folk It Girl Angel Olsen embraces a full-band sound

Reassemblage

The revered indie veterans of Dismemberment Plan return with a new album and a more mature sound

A giddy celebration of El-P and Killer Mike at the Independent

August 5, 2013
It's been a big couple of years for El-P, Killer Mike, and the twosome’s recent musical courtship. In 2012, nothing but praise seemed to...

Time’s on his side

How sifting through records at Rooky Ricardo's influenced Nick Waterhouse's R&B style

The Magnetic Fields play ’69 Love Songs’ and then some at the Fox

March 27, 2012
While the Magnetic Fields' newest album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, recaptured the group’s love for synthesizers and electronics, Saturday night’s Fox...

Sharon Van Etten at the Indy: comfortable in her own skin

March 23, 2012
Fresh off a slot headlining NPR's South By Southwest showcase and an appearance on Conan the night before, Sharon Van Etten played an emotionally-charged...

Maiden voyage

The first ever Check Yo Ponytail tour brings Spank Rock, Big Freedia, DJ Franki Chan, and more to SF

Q&A: The unexpurgated Books

December 16, 2010
Accurately summing up the music The Books create is a tall order. Folktronica, indie-pop, cut & paste, experimental -- all these tags can loosely...

Live review: Dr. Dog hit the retro road

December 16, 2010
Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog is the kind of band that can’t seem to get enough of life on the road. Earlier this fall, during the...

Sound and silence

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle scours his songbook to score Sir Arne's Treasure at Castro Theatre

The in sounds of ‘The Way Out’

Strange tapes go into the unique sound of the Books

Live Review: Deerhunter turns up the volume at Great American

November 23, 2010
Before our car ride home discussion of some of our favorite parts of the show, my friend and I had already agreed on something;...

An Iggy Pop Woody Allen

Marc Maron takes comedy from podcast to the stage, and faces the music

Alex Cox goes “Straight to Hell” (and to the Roxie)

October 28, 2010
If you’re looking for a Halloween film fix outside of the usual slasher movies and traditional fright night fare, the Roxie’s got you covered.Starting...

Dream, dream, dream

Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest floats like the everlys-on-dope

Summer in the fall

Allo Darlin' are psyched to see SF, and you should be psyched to see them

Live Review: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion detonates at Bimbo’s, 9/29/10

October 5, 2010
Walking up to Bimbo’s and seeing “Jon Spencer Blues Explosion” sprawled across the marquee in big, bold font, I kept thinking how crazy it...

Do it Clean

Barbara Manning holds forth on Kiwi rock's jangle power