Reviews

Live Reviews

Jan. 3, 2017
Live Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Masonic
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 19, 2016
Green Day Make a Surprise Appearance at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records’ Ghost Ship Benefit
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 8, 2016
Live Review: Living Legends at the Regency Ballroom
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 12, 2016
Live Review: UnderCover Presents’ Tribute to Björk at the Independent
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 10, 2016
Live Review: PWR BTTM at Rickshaw Stop
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 4, 2016
Live Review: Lauryn Hill & Nas at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 20, 2016
7 Memorable Moments from Green Day at the U.C. Theatre
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 6, 2016
10 Things I Learned About Bruce Springsteen at the Nourse
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 3, 2016
Live Review: Tegan & Sara at the Fox
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 26, 2016
Live Review: Jenny Lewis Enlists Ben Gibbard for Rabbit Fur Coat Celebration
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 25, 2016
Live Review: Band of Horses Get Smitten at the Masonic
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 15, 2016
Alabama Shakes and Kurt Vile Make Their Own Weather at the Greek
(SF Weekly)

June 17, 2016
Louis C.K. Also Beat the Warriors at the Nourse Last Night
(SF Weekly)

May 23, 2016
Adam Sandler and Friends Went Back to the Basics at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
(SF Weekly)

May 18, 2016
Charles Bradley Bared His Soul at The Fillmore
(SF Weekly)

May 17, 2016
Beyonce’s Formation Tour Turned Levi’s Stadium Into Sacred Ground
(SF Weekly)

May 9. 2016
Explosions in the Sky Casts a Constellation Over the Fox Theater on Saturday Night
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 25, 2016
RuPaul’s Battle of the Season Pit Stops in San Francisco
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 19, 2016
Chvrches Opened Every Eye Monday Night at the Fox Theater in Oakland
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 14, 2016
Bowie Tributes at the Castro Theatre and Oasis Proved What We Already Knew All Along (SF Weekly)

Mar. 8, 2016
Animal Collective Got Trippy at the Fox
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 5, 2016
Live Review: Prince at Oakland’s Oracle Arena
(Consequence of Sound)

Jan. 2, 2016
Live Review: The Decemberists at San Francisco’s The Masonic
(Consequence of Sound)

Dec. 7, 2015
Christmas Comes Early at Aimee Mann’s Holiday Show at Bimbo’s
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 13, 2015
Live Review: Beach Slang at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop
(Consequence of Sound)

Nov. 9, 2015
El Vy Get Chatty at the Independent
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 26, 2015
Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert Turns 29 with Help From The Dixie Chicks, Ryan Adams, and More
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 19, 2015
Kurt Vile Bewitches the Fillmore
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 5, 2015
Conor Oberst Inc. Takes Over the Fillmore
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 5, 2015
Lil Dicky Finds Love (and Loses His Pants) at The Independent
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 18, 2015
The Old 97’s Embrace Their Heartbreak at The Fillmore
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 3, 2015
Hey Marseilles Bring the New with the Old at Brick & Mortar
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 24, 2015
Atmosphere Host a Family Reunion at the Greek
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 10, 2015
Caribou Plays the Long Game at Outside Lands
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 4, 2015
Ratatat Extends the Weekend at the Regency Ballroom
(SF Weekly)

July 29, 2015
Live Review: Jamie xx at San Francisco’s Bimbo’s 365
(Consequence of Sound)

July 27, 2015
Morrissey Brings His Ageless Voice and YouTube Politics to San Jose State University
(SF Weekly)

July 12, 2015
Live Review: Death Cab for Cutie at Berkeley’s Greek Theater
(Consequence of Sound)

Jun. 19, 2015
Brian Wilson Plays the Hits at Mountain Winery
(SF Weekly)

June 10, 2015
Neon Trees Live Review: T-Minus 15 Minutes to Uprooting
(SF Weekly)

June 8, 2015
Sufjan Stevens Plays The Fox, Shares Bacteria with a Stranger
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 25, 2015
Live Review: Patti Smith at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium
(Consequence of Sound)

Nov. 12, 2014
Live Review: Blonde Redhead at San Francisco’s Regency
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 20, 2014
Live Review: Beck at San Francisco’s The Masonic
(Consequence of Sound)

June 14, 2014
Live Review: The Both’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 5, 2014
Live Review: Fitz and the Tantrums at Oakland’s Fox Theater
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 6, 2014
Live Review: The Pizza Underground at San Francisco’s Neck of the Woods
(Consequence of Sound)

Feb. 19, 2014
Live Review: Band of Horses’ Acoustic Valentine’s Day Weekend
(Consequence of Sound)

Dec. 17, 2013
Andrew Bird at Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 10, 2013
Live Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor at San Francisco’s Great American Musical Hall
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 26, 2013
Live Review: Rhett Miller at San Francisco’s The Chapel
(Consequence of Sound)

July 13, 2013
Live Review: Rogue Wave at San Francisco’s The Independent
(Consequence of Sound)

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Festival Reviews

Aug. 8, 2016
Outside Lands 2016 Festival Review: From Worst to Best
(Consequence of Sound)

May 31, 2016
Festival Recap: Superlatives and Field Notes from BottleRock 2016
(SF Weekly)

Feb. 29, 2016
Festival Review: Noise Pop 2016’s 10 Best Sets
(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 16, 2015
Oddball Comedy Festival Doesn’t Need a Laugh Track at the Shoreline 
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 19, 2015
Treasure Island Music Festival 2015 Review: From Worst to Best
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 10, 2015
Outside Lands 2015 Festival Review: From Worst to Best
(Consequence of Sound)

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Album Reviews

Dec. 11, 2016
Various Artists – La La Land OST
A stunning elixir of golden age romance and timeless melodies.
(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 23, 2016
Lady Gaga – Joanne
An inconsistent stab at genre promiscuity can’t hide the voice and the heart at the core of Gaga’s talents.
(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 12, 2016
Moby & the Void Pacific Choir – These Systems Are Failing
Electronic pioneer returns with a fiery eulogy for the future.
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 21, 2016
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things (Volume 2)
On the second volume of their score, the Survive duo channel their own “Upside Down”.
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 11, 2016
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things (Volume 1)
The brilliant score to Netflix’s surprise summer hit is a world unto itself.
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 7, 2016
Hockey Dad – Boronia
Australian duo insist upon what surf pop can and should be.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 30, 2016
Nice as Fuck – Nice as Fuck
The new supergroup from Jenny Lewis is a bold gamble that mostly pays off.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 7, 2016
The Lonely Island – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping OST
The Lonely Island are good at being dumb, but they’re even better at being secretly smart.
(Consequence of Sound)

May 29, 2016
Catfish & the Bottlemen – The Ride
The lads from North Wales play it safe on their sophomore album.
(Consequence of Sound)

May 15, 2016
Islands – Taste/Should I Remain Here at Sea?
Nick Thorburn and co. release two albums that together mend the fractured halves of a broken heart.
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 28, 2016
Rogue Wave – Delusions of Grand Fur
Zach Rogue and co. continue to work to find themselves.
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 30, 2016
Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle
…another group is laying its claim to the Land Down Under.
(Earmilk)

Mar. 21, 2016
Bob Mould – Patch the Sky
The Hüsker Dü frontman’s resurgence continues.
(Consequence of Sound)

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Book Reviews

Oct. 16, 2015
Metallica (33 1/3) by David Masciotra
(Consequence of Sound)

July 8, 2015
Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack (33 1/3) by Andrew Schartmann
(Consequence of Sound)

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Film Reviews

Nov. 9, 2015
Film Review: Spotlight
At a moment when print journalism finds itself dangerously close to extinction, Spotlight is a film that reminds its viewers of what a valuable and vital enterprise it can be.
(Consequence of Sound)