Jay Raco

Album Reviews"Fading Frontier" by Deerhunter
October 16. 2015 | By Jay Raco

"Fading Frontier" by Deerhunter

On Fading Frontier, GA's Deerhunter move farther from the driving angst of past records towards a calm they've been seeking for over a decade.

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Album Reviews“Dicey Hollow” by Dicey Hollow
July 24. 2015 | By Jay Raco

“Dicey Hollow” by Dicey Hollow

Longtime friends Jamie Biden and Petter Ericson Stakee’s collaboration Dicey Hollow is a warm and expansive debut, and a perfect summer record.

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Live ReviewsFather John Misty @ The Fillmore, San Francisco 4/17/2015
April 20. 2015 | By Jay Raco

Father John Misty @ The Fillmore, San Francisco 4/17/2015

After a psychedelic experience and a move to the famed LA area of Laurel Canyon, the character Father John Misty was born, and he was on full display at The Fillmore.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: The Beach Fossils + Robots at the Academy of Sciences, SF 3/26/15
April 05. 2015 | By Jay Raco

LIVE REVIEW: The Beach Fossils + Robots at the Academy of Sciences, SF 3/26/15

The Beach Fossils It was a bad start for the Robots when our GPS told us we were 17 minutes from our destination, but were actually directly in Front of the beautiful California Academy of Arts and Sciences building.  Robots …

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Album Reviews“Complete Strangers” by Vetiver
March 24. 2015 | By Jay Raco

“Complete Strangers” by Vetiver

San Francisco’s Vetiver has achieved a musical Zen with Complete Strangers.

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Live ReviewsLive Review: Craft Spells + Belinda Butchers + Cotillon @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 2/25/2015
March 01. 2015 | By Jay Raco

Live Review: Craft Spells + Belinda Butchers + Cotillon @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 2/25/2015

Wednesday night exemplified the spirit of Noise Pop as Craft Spells, Cotillon, and Belinda Butchers took the stage at Great American Music Hall.

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Album Reviews“Talent Night At the Ashram” by Sonny and the Sunsets
February 17. 2015 | By Jay Raco

“Talent Night At the Ashram” by Sonny and the Sunsets

Uniquely weird and accessible, Sonny and the Sunsets’ Talent Night At the Ashram nails SF psyche rock at its best.

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Live ReviewsLIVE REVIEW: Foxygen @ The Fillmore, SF 10/24/14
October 27. 2014 | By Jay Raco

LIVE REVIEW: Foxygen @ The Fillmore, SF 10/24/14

Foxygen mashing their songs together in a furious mess, yet it was exhilarating and intense.

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