Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 3/6/14-3/12/14

March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 6th

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Win a VIP pass to SF MusicTech Summit XV

March 4, 2014

SF MusicTech Summit is not only the Bay Area’s largest, longest-standing, and most respected music tech conference, it’s in the same league with nationwide and worldwide gatherings such as MIDEM and SXSW Music. Year after year, it brings together the best and brightest from all areas of the music industry. Want in? We’ve got one […]

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Album Review: St Vincent – St Vincent

March 4, 2014

Rating: Gold I don’t know who first used the modifier “angular” to describe a guitar style, but it’s been the most over used adjective for post punk guitar for at least 30 years now. Perhaps it means the sharp edges that you get from the syncopated and dissonant chord changes or maybe even the “stiff, […]

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Noise Pop Review: Bleached, Terry Malts, Mystic Braves, and Tropical Popsicle at Rickshaw Stop, 02/28/2014

March 4, 2014

I have no idea how to describe what just happened. This entire show felt like a crazy collision of surf, classic, psychedelic, and punk rock all interlocking and interweaving together to make Bleached, a veritable Voltron of music. Looked at individually, each of these groups are amazing reminders of angsty, dreamy, teenage Southern California rock […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Steve Sparrow of Morning Parade

March 4, 2014

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing Morning Parade open up for Biffy Clyro at Great American Music Hall. I had heard their debut album and the British hit, “Headlights,” so I thought I knew what to expect. But I was super impressed with the new, unfamiliar material they played from their EP, Alienation, so […]

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Noise Pop Review: Throwing Muses, Mark Eitzel at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 2/28/14

March 1, 2014

We were treated to the standard older-band-promoting-a-new-album set, with Throwing Muses playing a large section of Purgatory/Paradise. I know it gets boring playing the same songs hundreds of times over 30-plus years. But sometimes that’s what people want. Luckily we got some of that too.

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Film Review: Non-Stop

February 28, 2014
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Fasten your seat belts and put your tray tables in their full upright position…and keep your expectations grounded. There are two ways to go into watching Non-Stop, the new action thriller starring the infallible Liam Neeson — 1)  Expecting an intelligently crafted action film … OR … 2) Expecting an implausible and generally ridiculous action quickie that’ll […]

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Noise Pop Review: Courtney Barnett, Fever The Ghost, KINS, Rich Girls at Rickshaw Stop, 2/24/14

February 27, 2014

  The rise of Courtney Barnett was certainly unexpected. Her lyrically dense, country tinged song “Avant Gardener” and it’s accompanying video became a viral video sensation in the last few months of 2013. With the strength of this song, she managed to sell out every show on her visit to North America. All without a […]

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