• WIN TICKETS: Syd (the Internet, Odd Future) and Malia at Regency Ballroom

    WIN TICKETS: Syd (the Internet, Odd Future) and Malia at Regency Ballroom

    The Internet and Odd Future member Sydney Loren Bennett, better known as Syd, is coming to the Regency Ballroom on Nov. 29, and she’s bringing up-and-coming R&B singer Malia along. We’ve got your tickets to the show. Syd Malia Wednesday, Nov. 29 The Regency Ballroom Tickets: $25 Malia, the…
  • Introducing Post Precious: Alex Winston and MS MR's Max Hershenow want to make their own success

    Introducing Post Precious: Alex Winston and MS MR’s Max Hershenow want to make their own success

    Michigan singer-songwriter Alex Winston and MS MR’s Max Hershenow are so over big labels. Together as new duo Post Precious, Winston and Hershenow are going back to basics when it comes to writing, recording and releasing their own songs. For Hershenow, whose band MS MR is on hiatus…
  • <em>MINDHUNTER</em>: Composer Jason Hill, of Louis XIV, never complacent

    MINDHUNTER: Composer Jason Hill, of Louis XIV, never complacent

    Since he was 12, Louis XIV frontman and score composer Jason Hill had always been a member of one band or another. While his friends juggled other childhood interests, playing music was all that mattered to Hill. MINDHUNTER This is the conclusion of a two-part series about musician-producer-composer…
  • PHOTOS: Liam Gallagher plays both angel and devil at The Warfield

    PHOTOS: Liam Gallagher plays both angel and devil at The Warfield

    SAN FRANCISCO — Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, brought his solo show, supporting material from the recently released album As You Were, to the Warfield Monday evening, and the oft-controversial singer-songwriter played up to his dichotomy: The angry, defiant artist who would throw a tambourine to the stage after…
  • PREMIERE: The Campbell Apartment takes a groovy ride into "Frustration Station"

    PREMIERE: The Campbell Apartment takes a groovy ride into “Frustration Station”

    Alt-rock trio The Campbell Apartment named itself after a bar tucked away in the upper corners of Grand Central Station. Much like the New York joint’s unique experience, the San Francisco band offers a distinct blend of ‘90s high voltage grunge, acoustic breakdowns and quirky wordplay. The Campbell…
  • <em>MINDHUNTER</em>: Inside the mind of composer, David Fincher collaborator Jason Hill

    MINDHUNTER: Inside the mind of composer, David Fincher collaborator Jason Hill

    Louis XIV and Vicky Cryer frontman Jason Hill had just broken up with a girlfriend on a Friday and was wondering what he would do next. Two days later, he answered a phone call that would alter his career trajectory; one that would lead him to write music…
  • "Geronimo"-yelling Sheppard overcomes success jitters for sophomore album

    “Geronimo”-yelling Sheppard overcomes success jitters for sophomore album

    What started with the most innocuous of beginnings—George Sheppard helping his sister Amy with a college assignment to write and record a song—reached a tipping point several years later with the reception of “Geronimo.” Sheppard 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13 Rickshaw Stop Tickets: $15. Their band, Sheppard, had…
  • PHOTOS: Jessie Ware, never sick of San Francisco, delights packed Independent

    PHOTOS: Jessie Ware, never sick of San Francisco, delights packed Independent

    SAN FRANCISCO — English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has a great memory. At her sold-out show at the Independent Wednesday, Ware accurately recounted a story from a previous show in the city, all the way back in 2013. Back at that concert, she was so sick—by then a customary tradition every…
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