Concert Reviews

There is nothing quite like a concert to really show you how powerful music can be. It’s a long standing tradition for humans to gather to one place to hear music, long before any form of amplification was ever invented, and the tradition will always carry on through the musicians, venues, bookers, managers, bartenders, and roadies who keep this business running and get fans in the door.

PHOTOS / RECAP: Northern Nights Music Festival 2014

Words by Pearl Wight | Photos by Patrick Hagan A few weeks back at Cooks Valley Campground on the Humboldt/Mendocino county line in NorCal was...

PHOTO RECAP: Wolfmother @ The Fillmore, SF 7.28.14

Wolfmother just finished off a West Coast tour here in the states and our friend Justin Yee was there when they rolled through San...

PHOTO RECAP: Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 7.26.14

We were off duty this past weekend thanks to a friendly Phish-y wedding in the family, but looking back over the setlists from this...

PHOTO RECAP: Gary Clark, Jr. + Nick Moss Band @ The Pageant, St. Louis,...

Last night our friend Tim Bottchen went to see Gary Clark, Jr. with openers Nick Moss Band at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO,...

PHOTO RECAP / SETLIST: Beck @ Pageant, St. Louis MO 7.16.14

Beck is in the midst of a national tour supporting his latest album, Morning Phase, and tonight he's set to headline at the Pitchfork...

PHOTO RECAP: Phish @ DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI 7.16.14

Last night Phish played at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit and busted out the first-ever encore of "2001" while songs like "Wilson" and...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Young & Sick @ The Independent, SF 7.3.14

"These West Coast darlings create music that is fun and catchy, but they boast the talent and creativity to back it up."

PHOTOS / RECAP: Glass Animals @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, LA 7.2.14

The Oxford electro-rock outfit of Glass Animals has quickly become one of our favorite finds of 2014. Their album ZABA is easily one...

PHOTO RECAP: Mac DeMarco @ Great American Music Hall, SF 7.9.14

Mac DeMarco recently rolled through San Francisco to play two sold-out nights at Great American Music Hall. Our friend Justin Yee was there...

PHOTOS / SETLIST: Metronomy @ The Fillmore, SF 6.14.14

Metronomy rolled through San Francisco a few weeks back to play the Fillmore and our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from...

PHOTOS / RECAP: RatDog + Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ The Greek Theatre, LA 7.2.14

"Those of us who lived the Dead knew that while the bus would eventually stop, the music wouldn’t."

PHOTO RECAP: Umphrey’s McGee @ Boulder Theater, CO 7.4.14

Umphrey's McGee is in the midst of a summer supporting their new album, Similar Skin, and this past Fourth of July weekend they invaded...

CONCERT RECAP: Robyn & Röyksopp @ The Hollywood Bowl, 6.29.14

The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most famed venues in the country. Elton John. The Beatles. Billie Holliday. Pavarotti. The Doors. Avicii....

PHOTOS / RECAP: Neon Trees @ Ogden Theatre, Denver 6.17.14

"That regardless if you have a spotlight on you, if you sing in front of people, if you work in a coffee shop, you matter. Always."

PHOTO RECAP: Widespread Panic + Greensky Bluegrass @ The Joint, Las Vegas 7.2.14

Last night Widespread Panic played the first of three nights at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and our...

ALBUM REVIEW: Bassnectar – ‘Noise vs Beauty’

If I were a professional baseball player, this would be my walk-out song ...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Cut Copy + Classixx @ The Joy Theater, New Orleans 6.20.14

Electronic music is an ever-changing genre. For the most part the “club” was the only place you could hear beats in the past. As...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Widespread Panic + Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Northerly Island, Chicago 6.20.14

Our friend Sam Nicholls went and caught Widespread Panic last weekend in Chicago with openers Tedeschi Trucks Band. Here's a quick recap and...

FESTY PHOTO RECAP: Lightning in a Bottle 2014

Lightning in a Bottle 2014 was an amazing music festival and we were stoked we got a chance to go shoot it for the...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Little Dragon @ The Republic, New Orleans 6.10.14

The Swedish trip-hop, neo soul, electronic band Little Dragon brought their imaginative tunes and stage show to the stage of the Republic earlier this...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Destructo @ Exchange LA 6.13.14

The excitement was palpable in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles last Friday night. Our golden boys of hockey, the LA Kings had...

PHOTOS / SETLIST: MØ + Erik Hassle @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco 6.3.14

MØ finished up their US tour out West and our friend Justin Yee was at the show here in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop...

PHOTO RECAP: John Butler Trio + Falls @ The Pageant, St. Louis 6/11/14

Our friend Tim Bottchen went and saw his first John Butler Trio show last week at the Pageant in St. Louis and brought back...

WATCH: James Blake @ Bonnaroo 2014 [webcast rip]

New album coming early next year...

PHOTO RECAP: Chet Faker @ The Independent, SF 5/26/14

Chet Faker recently rolled San Francisco in the midst of a national tour and our friend Justin Yee was there to grab photos from...

PHOTO RECAP: HeadCount 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Brooklyn Bowl 6/4/14

Last night at Brooklyn Bowl, the gang behind HeadCount took some time to celebrate their 10th year helping the jamband community get registered to...

PHOTOS: SOHN @ The Independent, San Francisco 5/24/14

A few months ago a friend of mine sent me a track from SOHN and said that this was going to be a big...

PHOTOS: 7th Annual Roots Picnic @ Festival Pier, Philadelphia 5/31/14

Our friend Jake Krolick was at the 7th Annual Roots Picnic on Saturday night and brought back this photo gallery for us. --Editor

PHOTOS / RECAP: The Glitch Mob @ Club Nokia, LA 5/10/14

There is nothing sweeter than a homecoming show and on Saturday night a few weeks back, 2,000 thirsty fans packed into downtown LA’s best...

PHOTOS: Liars @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles 5/27/14

Liars played The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles last night and our good friend Jimmy Grotting was there to get photos from the show....

PHOTOS / RECAP: Modest Mouse @ The Civic Theatre, New Orleans 5.12.14

If you didn’t leave the sold out Modest Mouse show at the Civic a few weeks ago with half an ass, you weren’t rocking...

PHOTOS: Charles Bradley @ The Regency Ballroom, SF 5.15.14

One of the last stops on the spring tour...

PHOTO RECAP: The Knife @ The Fox Theater, Oakland 4/15/14

During #Fauxchella week here in the Bay Area we're always blessed with a large set of concerts that come from bands being in California...

EPIC FESTIVAL RECAP: Coachella 2014 (Weekend Two) in Photos

Three beautiful days in Indio (in photos)

PHOTOS / RECAP: Galantis @ The El Rey Theatre, LA 5/2/14

"In an instant, it became a beautiful chaos of color, haze and sound."

JAZZ FEST 2014: Photos from Weekend Two, Day Four (Arcade Fire, Trombone Shorty and...

This year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was just so incredible, and we're finally wrapping up our coverage day with shots from weekend...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Grouplove + MS MR @ The Glasshouse, Pomona, CA 4/22/14

After two hot & sweaty weekends on the main stage at Coachella, MS MR and Grouplove brought their Spreading Rumours tour to The Glasshouse...

CONCERT RECAP: The Glitch Mob @ The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO 4/25/14

Words by Elie Reiss As the electronic music scene is becoming more saturated than ever, The Glitch Mob’s originality and use of technology has fans...

JAZZ FEST 2014: Photos from Weekend Two, Day Three (Allen Toussaint, The Revivalists and...

Saturday was all about Bruce. Anticipation was appropriately high and Springsteen delivered big. Springsteen (plus horns) merged with the crowd throughout the show, giving...

PHOTOS / RECAP: Mogwai @ The Civic Theatre, New Orleans 4/27/14

To say Sunday night’s post-Jazz Fest show at the Civic Theater was epic would be a massive understatement. Scottish post-rockers Mogwai took no prisoners...

PHOTOS / RECAP: MGMT @ The Orpheum, Los Angeles 4/16/14

No matter how strange MGMT gets, we always want more. Despite their latest studio efforts being met with mixed reviews, their infectious sound...

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