Jay Raco

Live ReviewsBeach Fossils @ Slim's, SF 4/23/13
April 29. 2013 | By Jay Raco

Beach Fossils @ Slim's, SF 4/23/13

The Beach Fossils are an easy band to love with their mix of lo-fi chill and their ability to get rowdy.

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Live ReviewsJames Blake @ Mezzanine, SF 4/17/13
April 24. 2013 | By Jay Raco

James Blake @ Mezzanine, SF 4/17/13

On a victory lap through California after an awesome first weekend set at Coachella, James Blake made his way up north to San Francisco for two sold out shows at the Mezzanine.

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Album Reviews"Birthmarks" by Born Ruffians
April 16. 2013 | By Jay Raco

"Birthmarks" by Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians keeps it real on Birthmarks with a dash of sophistication.

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Live ReviewsPhoenix + Mac Demarco @ UC Davis, Davis 4/2/13
April 10. 2013 | By Jay Raco

Phoenix + Mac Demarco @ UC Davis, Davis 4/2/13

Tuesday night's show with Phoenix and Mac Demarco at UC Davis was great, and really weird.

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Live ReviewsDucktails @ The Chapel, SF 3/22/13
March 26. 2013 | By Jay Raco

Ducktails @ The Chapel, SF 3/22/13

The Mission was buzzing as usual, but the vibe inside The Chapel was serene.

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Live ReviewsBlack Lips @ GAMH, SF 3/18/13
March 21. 2013 | By Jay Raco

Black Lips @ GAMH, SF 3/18/13

With no new record to promote or any hype, the Black Lips from Dunwoody Georgia rolled into a sold out show at the GAMH and killed.

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Live ReviewsNOISE POP 2013: DIIV @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, SF 3/2/13
March 05. 2013 | By Jay Raco

NOISE POP 2013: DIIV @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, SF 3/2/13

The band that formed based on a shared zodiac sign, some acid, and a love for Nirvana, sold out two back to back shows for Noise Pop 2013.

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Live ReviewsRa Ra Riot @ Fillmore, SF 2/11/13
February 15. 2013 | By Jay Raco

Ra Ra Riot @ Fillmore, SF 2/11/13

Ra Ra Riot liked it hot at the Fillmore.

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