• Music Writing

    10 Feb 2009, 23:29

  • I Was There

    17 Sep 2006, 0:46

    Download Festival, Shoreline Ampitheatre, 28 Sep
    Not So Silent Night, Bill Graham Civic, 19 Dec

    the Go! Team, Great American Music Hall, 27 Apr
    Architecture in Helsinki, Great American Music Hall, 28 May
    Radiohead, Greek Theatre @ UC Berkeley, 24 June
    Death Cab for Cutie, Greek Theatre @ UC Berkeley, 11 Aug
    Wolf Parade, the Fillmore, 24 Aug
    Download Festival, Shoreline Ampitheatre, 30 Sept
    Sufjan Stevens, Zellerbach Hall, 11 Oct
    the Decemberists, the Warfield, 19 Oct
    Islands, Great American Music Hall, 9 Nov
    Joanna Newsom, Great American Music hall, 20 Dec

    the Mountain Goats, Bottom of the Hill, 9 Mar
    Bloc Party/Final Fantasy, the Concourse, 17 Mar
    the Decemberists, the Warfield, 26 Apr
    Tapes 'n Tapes, Great American Music Hall, 2 May
    Voxtrot, Great American Music Hall, 30 May
    Arcade Fire, Greek Theatre @ UC Berkeley, 2 June
    the Pipettes, Rickshaw Stop, 12 June
    Architecture in Helsinki/YACHT, Bimbo's 365 Club, 16 June
    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Bottom of the Hill, 25 July
    Rock the Bells Festival, McCovey Cove, 18 Aug
    Wolf Parade, Great American Music Hall, 12 Sept
    Girl Talk/Dan Deacon, the Fillmore, 30 Sept
    Beirut, Herbst Theater, 9 Oct
    Battles/No Age, Great American Music Hall, 1 Nov
    Los Campesinos!, Great American Music Hall, 28 Nov
    Andrew Bird, the Warfield, 8 Dec

    Dan Deacon, Great American Music Hall, 17 Jan
    Vampire Weekend, Amoeba Records SF, 1 Feb
    Holy Fuck, Bottom of the Hill, 29 Feb
    the Mountain Goats, Bottom of the Hill, 2 Mar
    Tilly & the Wall, Rickshaw Stop, 2 Mar
    Jus†ice, the Concourse, 27 Mar
    Le Loup, Bottom of the Hill, 4 Apr
    Handsome Furs, Bottom of the Hill, 15 Apr
    Cloud Cult, Bottom of the Hill, 12 May
    the Dodos, Amoeba Records SF, 14 May
    Beirut, the Grand, 28 May
    Los Campesinos!, Bimbo's, 6 June
    Wolf Parade, the Fillmore, 17 July
    Sunset Rubdown, Black Cat, 19 Sept
    Ratatat, Black Cat, 3 Oct
    the Octopus Project, Black Cat, 22 Oct
    Born Ruffians, Rock & Roll Hotel, 24 Oct
    the Mountain Goats, 9:30 Club, 6 Nov
    the Decemberists, Ram's Head Live, 8 Nov
    O'Death, Black Cat, 4 Dec

    Andrew Bird, 9:30 Club, 3 Feb
    the Morning Benders, Black Cat, 8 Feb
    Fujiya & Miyagi, 9:30 Club, 19 Feb
    Jukebox the Ghost, DC9, 28 Feb
    Alela Diane, Black Cat, 2 Mar
    Girl Talk, American University, 4 Apr
    Cloud Cult, Black Cat, 11 Apr
    Flight of the Conchords, DAR Constitution Hall, 13 Apr
    Ponytail, DC9, 23 Apr
    Boy in Static, Bottom of the Hill, 6 May
    Jukebox the Ghost, Bottom of the Hill, 8 May
    the Decemberists, Fox Theatre, 20 May
    Tullycraft, Rickshaw Stop, 23 May
    Black Moth Super Rainbow, Bottom of the Hill, 28 May
    the Thermals, Bottom of the Hill, 31 May
    Jens Lekman, Bottom of the Hill, 2 June
    Patrick Wolf, Slim's, 9 June
    Sunset Rubdown, Rickshaw Stop, 24 June
    Anavan, Thee Parkside, 27 June
    the Rural Alberta Advantage, Bottom of the Hill, 9 July
    Gowns, The Lab, 12 July
    the Definite Articles, Bottom of the Hill, 20 July
    Of Montreal, Fox Theatre, 24 July
    YACHT, Rickshaw Stop, 7 Aug
    Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park, 28-30 Aug
    Dungen, Bottom of the Hill, 30 Aug
    HEALTH, Bottom of the Hill, 10 Sept
    Fever Ray, the Grand, 5 Oct
    Starfucker, Bottom of the Hill, 7 Oct
    Treasure Island Festival, Treasure Island, 17-18 Sept
    Why?, Great American Music Hall, 17 Sept
    Sunset Rubdown/Tune-Yards, Great American Music Hall, 26 Oct
    Dirty Projectors, Bimbo's, 1 Nov
    Pixies/No Age, Fox Theatre, 9 Nov
    the Mountain Goats/Final Fantasy, Fillmore, 14 Nov
    Japandroids, Rickshaw Stop, 29 Nov
    Gowns, Continental Club, 12 Dec
    Morning Benders, Bottom of the Hill, 31 Dec

    Tune-Yards, Mama Buzz, 3 Jan
    Owen Pallett, Bottom of the Hill, 14 Jan
    Scout Niblett, the Crepe Place, 24 Feb
    Slow Club, Rickshaw Stop, 10 Mar
    Xiu Xiu/Tune-Yards, Bottom of the Hill, 20 Mar
    High Places, Rickshaw Stop, 24 Mar
    Japanther, Party Expo, 31 Mar
    Japandroids, Bowery Ballroom, 1 Apr
    the Whitest Boy Alive, Slim's, 14 Apr
    Yeasayer, Fillmore, 17 Apr
    The Almighty Defenders, Great American Music Hall, 20 Apr
    Liars/Fol Chen, Slim's 27 Apr
    Broken Social Scene, Fillmore, 1 May
    Los Campesinos!, Regency Ballroom, 7 May
    Starfucker, Rickshaw Stop, 14 May
    Sasquatch Festival, the Gorge, 30 May - 1 June
    Local Natives, Bottom of the Hill, 4 June
    Born Ruffians, Rickshaw Stop, 5 June
    the Fresh & Onlys, Great American Music Hall, 9 June
    Cults, Bottom of the Hill, 17 July
    Wolf Parade, Catalyst Club, 29 July
    Ty Segall, Serra Bowl, 3 Sept
    Dirty Projectors, Fillmore, 25 Sept
    Flaming Lips, Fox Theatre, 1 Oct
    Birds & Batteries/Geographer, Bottom of the Hill, 15 Oct
    Treasure Island Festival, Treasure Island, 16 Oct
    Scout Niblett, Bottom of the Hill, 20 Oct
    High Places, Bottom of the Hill, 14 Nov
    Wild Flag, Bottom of the Hill, 18 Nov
    the Queers, Bottom of the Hill, 27 Nov
    the Books, Palace of Fine Arts, 30 Nov
    Fol Chen, Bottom of the Hill, 4 Dec

    No Age, Rickshaw Stop, 26 Feb
    the Fresh & Onlys/the Growlers, Bottom of the Hill, 27 Feb
    Baths, Rickshaw Stop, 4 Mar
    Elephant Six Holiday Surprise Tour, New Parish, 6 Mar
    the Mountain Goats, 9:30 Club, 25 Mar
    Dustin Wong, Monster Island, 28 Mar
    the Mountain Goats, Bowery Ballroom, 29 Mar
    LCD Soundsystem, Terminal 5, 30 Mar
    Diamond Rings, Glasslands, 31 Mar
    Tune-Yards, Great American Music Hall, 26 Apr
    Meat Sluts, Hemlock Tavern, 30 Apr
    the Okmoniks, Thee Parkside, 7 May
    Angel & Robot Show, Thee Parkside, 12 May
    the Phenomenauts, Bottom of the Hill, 24 May
    EMA/Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Rickshaw Stop, 4 June
    Cold Cave, Great American Music Hall, 25 July
    Japandroids, Hemlock Tavern, 2 Sept
    Olivia Tremor Control, Great American Music Hall, 5 Sept
    EMA, Independent, 12 Oct
    Andrew Jackson Jihad, Slim's, 14 Oct
    Blasted Canyons/Hot Victory, Thee Parkside, 15 Dec
    Hot Victory, Zuul, 16 Dec

    Wax Idols, Elbo Room, 18 Jan
    Jeff Mangum, Fox Theatre, 10 April
    St. Vincent/Tune-Yards, Fox Theatre, 24 April
    JD McPherson, Great American Music Hall, 7 June
    Japandroids, Independent, 14 June
    the Mountain Goats (solo), Swedish American Hall, 27 & 28 June
    the Mountain Goats, Fillmore, 14 Dec
    Thee Oh Sees, Chapel, 20 Dec

    Hot Victory, Eli's Mile High Club, 14 Apr
    Purity Ring, Bottom of the Hill, 17 Apr
    RVIVR, Knockout, 22 May
    Pharmakon, the Lab, 21 June
    Prince Rama, Chapel, 1 July
    Majical Cloudz, Rickshaw, 24 Aug
    Station to Station, 9 Sept

    Total: 156
    10: the Mountain Goats
    6: the Decemberists, Tune-Yards
    5: Japandroids, No Age
    4: Los Campesinos!, Wolf Parade
    3: Dirty Projectors, Hot Victory, LCD Soundsystem, Owen Pallett, Sunset Rubdown