Category Archives: Live in San Francisco

Romanian Names, Bloody Fists and Dead Oceans: An Interview with John Vanderslice

interview by Jim Beckmann Last week, during KEXP’s broadcast from Berkeley, John Vanderslice offered us a preview of his forthcoming album when he performed two new songs live at Opus Music Ventures studio. Accompanied only by Matthias Bossi on a portable drum kit, John played a stripped down set that was characteristically, and literately, probing,Read more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 3: Fruit Bats

photos by Chad Syme Fruit Bats fans can rejoice with the news that, after a four-year wait, Eric Johnson is finally going back into the studio to record a new album. Most recently, Johnson joined fellow Sub Pop recording popsters The Shins, but even with his busy touring schedule, he was able to re-focus andRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 3: Chuck Prophet

photos by Chad Syme Chuck Prophet is a prolific songwriter, guitarist and Native Californian. This 45-year old musician has lived a long life in an industry that has both embraced and denied him. Chuck spent his formative teenage years touring the world with the L.A.-based cosmic country rock band Green On Red. Many stories haveRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 3: Odawas

photos by Chad Syme You know a bands is mysterious, yet fetching when every review and biography you can find barely scratches the surface of the incandescence that their music casts. Like sitting beside a brilliantly bold and wild fire on the freshest of winter days Odawa’s music washes over you, gracing you with theirRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 2: John Vanderslice

photos by Chad Syme John Vanderslice has been a singer and songwriter since at least the early 90’s. Of all the places John has lived over the years, San Francisco is where he seems to be settled for the moment and where he seems to fit. It’s also where he first appeared on the musicRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 2: Lyrics Born

photos by Chad Syme Lyrics Born released his first EP, 1993′s Send Them, on San Francisco’s Soleside Records, back when he went under the moniker Asia Born. Three years later he changed his name to Lyrics Born for his collaborations with labelmate Lateef. Lyrics put out a 12″, “Balcony Beach” b/w “Burnt Pride,” in OctoberRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 2: Papercuts

Papercuts is a band name that’s easy to misread. Forget Doc Martins, spikes, and mosh-pits; there’s nothing dangerous here at all. This is laid back, mostly mellow music. In the traditional sense, Papercuts might not be considered a band at all. In fact, Papercuts is for the most part Jason Quever, another endless traveler andRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 2: Citay

photos by Chad Syme San Francisco’s own Citay is a largely instrumental group started a few years back by Ezra Feinberg and The Fucking Champs’ Tim Green. With such epic, sweeping melodies in mind, the band quickly ballooned into an octet before settling into the current 6-piece form. A classic rock guitarist at heart, FeinbergRead more...

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Live in San Francisco, Day 1: The High Decibels

photos by Chad Syme Middle school is a time during most people’s lives that they would never want to revisit once it has passed. Filled with awkwardness and uncomfortable situations for most young teenagers, it is a constant quest to simply fit in and co-exist. Now join us and travel back in time to meetRead more...

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KEXP live in San Francisco: Mi Ami

photos by Chad Syme Through both passionate live performances and incredibly powerful recordings, Mi Ami has made authenticity their mission. This San Francisco band features two key members of Dischord’s Black Eyes (Daniel Martin-McCormick on vocals and guitar, and Jacob Long on bass) as joined by Damon Palermo on drums. Mi Ami builds offers aRead more...

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