Ceremony killed it at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, March 27th and the crowd went crazy for them. Bailey Greenwood captured all the moshing and action during this wild show. 

Check out our interview with Noise Pop 2013 performer XXYYXX!

Video by Merlin Jackson

Kim Gordon helped open up Noise Pop 21 at Rickshaw Tuesday, February 26th with her post-Sonic Youth project Body/Head with Bill Nanace. Our Do415 photographer, Bailey Greenwood was there to catch Body/Head’s first San Francisco performance along with Horsebladder, and Burmese.

Do415’s Bailey Greenwood caught the SF performance of retro-rocker DJ McPherson at Slim’s on December 12th. Looks like we missed out on a great dance party!

WINTERSALT 2012 @ FORT MASON

Wintersalt 2012 is coming to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in just over a week! If you haven’t locked down a NYE party, or have too many to choose from, why not celebrate surviving the Apocalypse with Diplo, Travis Barker, DJ Shadow, Dillon Francis, Theophilus London and many more. Do415 is also giving you a chance to win a pair of VIP passes!

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Metz @ Bottom of the Hill

Metz, the 3-piece hardcore band took the stage at Bottom of the Hill on Monday night and our photographer James Pawlish captured some great moments from the show.

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Bowerbirds @ Great American Music Hall

North Carolina’s Bowerbirds rolled through San Francisco last week by way of the Great American Music Hall. It was the final stop on their 2012 touring schedule, and for the foreseeable future at that. There’s a kind of grace to Bowerbirds’s music, like all great folk music, that straddles that line between pretty and haunting. Bowerbirds seem to just be doing it better than most these days. Dare I say even better than their friends that make up of Bon Iver. This, thanks in large part to the freak-folk four piece’s third LP, The Clearing, which was released in the spring, and is quite possibly the band’s best yet.

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Lemonade Interview

We caught up with the San Francisco natives, Lemonade, when they came to play a show at the Rickshaw on June 17th. Callan discusses the the new album, San Francisco and what the future holds for Lemonade.

How have people received the new album?

I am personally a huge fan. The people that feel it seem to really connect with it far more than any other record we released. When we played the material on the last tour with neon Indian we felt a lot of love every night and it was really beautiful. Naturally people misunderstand us. They always have. This record is really direct and personal and I am sharing my heart. I hope people feel emotions they aren’t used to feeling when they listens to artists like us, whatever exactly artists like us is. I think it is about time.

Are you excited to come back and play in San Francisco? Do you miss it here since being in NY?

Yes definitely. Always. We actually try to visit as much as possible. So many of our friends have left but we are always happy to reconnect with those who haven’t, and I feel like we say this a lot but Mexican food is just such a bummer in New York.

Where do you find inspiration for your eclectic sound?

We like producers. It’s interesting to talk about the evolution of genres but when it comes down to the production there are so many similarities between new age and dance music and late 80’s R&B and balearic house or techno or dub or whatever. Sometimes you focus on the kick patterns and sometimes the bass moves around more and you stretch out the instrumental passages or whatever but all of it has really strong production similarities. I think that we are just trying to find our favorite sounds which happen to reoccur again and again in many genres of music. Just because we hear the same sounds in a Sade song or an Art of Noise song or an Alicia Keyes song from last year it doesn’t produce a lot of mental conflict for us. It just seems to fit.

What do you think the future holds for Lemonade?

The future of Lemonade has always felt really uncertain because we go through such extreme phases of inspiration and we never really settle comfortably into any genres or write for any existing audiences. In the immediate future I know that we will be totally immersed in this record for a while. We will become the record this summer. Hopefully we can do some more writing soon because we have so many ideas to work with. The next songs will probably be less blue and less soft focus and a bit sharper and brighter. Also it won’t be 4 years between albums this time. I don’t have another 4 years of patience in me.

Word of Mouth: Peter Arko (Ears of the Beholder)

Tastemaker Questions

What is (what would be) your twitter bio?

The dude at Ears of the Beholder. Co-founder of MEGABLAAG + City

Limits Records. Co-organizer of NightLife events at Cal Academy.

What upcoming event are you most excited about?

How To Dress Well at Rickshaw!

What is your favorite event space (gallery, venue, etc..) in the Bay Area?

For different reasons: Rickshaw Stop, Bottom of the Hill, Public Works

What artist or musician are you most proud of discovering before

everybody else? (this is your chance to brag, without actually being a

braggart, you’re just answering a question)

Julia Holter, Com Truise, Yalls (definitely not the very first person)

What is your favorite neighborhood in the Bay Area? Why?

The Mission, because I live there. Also, I really like the area

around Precita Park.

What has the best burrito in the city?

Taking into account proximity, I’d say El Metate or El Farolito

What is the Bay Area missing?

Lately I’ve wanted SF to have a mini-golf course.

If you had to order the same drink at a bar for the rest of your

life, what would you choose?

Shot of whisky and a beer, that’s basically one drink right?

Here We Go Magic Tonight @ The Indepedent

Here We Go Magic is playing tonight at The Independent. We were able to catch up with them beforehand to see what they have been up too…

I recently heard you picked up John Waters in Pennsylvania, how was the experience? Are you more likely to pick up people now, it makes a great story. 

He was the first hitchhiker we’ve ever picked up, once we

realized it was him it was a no brainier. As a rule we don’t usually

pick up hitchhikers cuz every seats already taken.

Your new album A Different Ship was released in May, how do you think this album differs from other ones? How was working with a producer for the first time? 

It has more space and clarity. Working with Nigel was very natural.

I see you guys are playing some big festivals like Field Day, Evolution in the UK and Bonnaroo in Tennessee, what are you hoping to get from the audience and fans? Enthusiasm

What do you think the future holds for Here We Go Magic?

here we go magic will go till we drop. 

Anything you want to say to the city of San Francisco? Holla!

Also, This isn’t a questions but I absolutely love the music video for

"How Do I Know"

Thanks!