Sara Appelbaum

Album Reviews"True Hallucinations" by Ex Cops
January 22. 2013 | By Sara Appelbaum

"True Hallucinations" by Ex Cops

True Hallucinations from Ex Cops gets a “Good Effort Thumbs Up,” especially for the intro track, however there is work to be done.

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Album Reviews“Twistification” by The Last Royals
January 08. 2013 | By Sara Appelbaum

“Twistification” by The Last Royals

Just in time for the holiday lull, The Last Royals bequeath winter with the coordinated, energetic, and grit sprinkled Twistification.

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Album ReviewsALBUM REVIEW: “Blonde Album” by Lightning Love
August 21. 2012 | By Sara Appelbaum

ALBUM REVIEW: “Blonde Album” by Lightning Love

Bubbly summer pop Blonde Album is a bit bland, but contains raw ingredients of real talent from Lightning Love.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: The Rapture + Justice @ The Fox, Oakland 4/17/12
April 23. 2012 | By Sara Appelbaum

LIVE REVIEW: The Rapture + Justice @ The Fox, Oakland 4/17/12

The Rapture opening for Justice at The Fox formed the Holy Trinity of musical celebration on Tuesday, 4/17. Blessed are we who were fortunate enough to witness this perfect performance. Amen.

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FeaturesSXSW 2012: Santigold @ Fader Fort
March 20. 2012 | By Sara Appelbaum

SXSW 2012: Santigold @ Fader Fort

Sure to be hailed as a SXSW highlight, Santigold (formerly Santogold) reclaims her throne as queen of genre pleiotropy and unparalleled creativity at Fader Fort.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: The Sea And Cake @ GAMH, SF 12/5/11
December 09. 2011 | By Sara Appelbaum

LIVE REVIEW: The Sea And Cake @ GAMH, SF 12/5/11

Ageless and ever-groovy, The Sea and Cake transfixed loyal fans at Great American Music Hall. Too bad the sound guy there should be fired.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: Kreayshawn @ Slim’s 8/25
August 30. 2011 | By Sara Appelbaum

LIVE REVIEW: Kreayshawn @ Slim’s 8/25

Kreayshawn, Lil Debbie, and V-Nasty could elevate the Bay Area to new heights of fame if they only dump the over-hyped boys they hang out with.

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FeaturesEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zach Rogue
July 29. 2011 | By Sara Appelbaum

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zach Rogue

Zach Rogue discusses his latest project, Release the Sunbird, and going back to the basics.

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