Author: Angela Zimmerman

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Inside the Art of Outside Lands

Outside Lands came and went last weekend, blowing in and out of the Golden Gate Park with the signature stomp, rock, and dazzle that’s...

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Live Music: 2013 High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierra Music Festival is easily one of the happiest places on earth. People return year after year (after year). They bring their...

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Live Music: Alt-J, the Fillmore, San Francisco, 4/10/13

Alt-J (so named for the neato triangle you can make using your keyboard—∆) headlined a sold-out show at the Fillmore the other night....

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Live Music: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA, 3/20/13

Les Claypool is truly a singular artist. He’s transcended his various projects over the decades to become a sound, a style, a genre, all...

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Live Music: 2013 SnowGlobe Music Festival

Partying for three days straight in single digit temperatures? Who wouldn’t be at least a wee bit trepidatious about uncomfortable at...

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Live Music: The Motet, the Independent, San Francisco, 12/15/12

Just before Christmas, the Motet lit up a little pocket of San Francisco, bringing a much-needed boost of merriment to a holiday season...

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Live Music: Leonard Cohen, HP Pavilion, San Jose, 11/7/12

Only Leonard Cohen could transform a space as impersonal and corporately stamped as the HP Pavilion into a dazzling concert hall on a tired...

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Live Music: Woods, the Chapel, San Francisco, 10/17/12

Last week, Woods had the honor of being among the first bands to play San Francisco’s newest venue: The West Coast outpost of New...

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Live Music: Father John Misty, the Independent, San Francisco, 9/28/12

Father John Misty played a total of four public shows in San Francisco over the past month and a half. The initial interest in his music...

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Live Music: Looking Back on Outside Lands — A Reckoning

I didn’t intend for this lapse to happen, but it’s taken me over a week to get around to writing my Outside Lands coverage. Yeah, I...

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Live Music: 2012 High Sierra Music Festival

For the past 22 years over the 4th of July, 10,000 music loving souls have descended on the little community of Quincy, California...

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Moonrise Kingdom”

You don’t go see a Wes Anderson movie expecting much in the way of depth or character development—or at least, I don’t. I...

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Live Music: Jeff Mangum, Fox Theater, Oakland, 4/10/12

Most people even a little familiar with indie rock know the story of Jeff Mangum. As the man behind Neutral Milk Hotel, one of the ‘90s...

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Live Music: The Polyphonic Spree, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 4/3/12

The Polyphonic Spree have only released three full-length studio albums in the 12 years since their inception, but I don’t think that...

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Live Music: Beats Antique, Fox Theater, Oakland, 3/30/12

Beats Antique pulled out some special treats for their sold-out show at Oakland’s Fox Theater this past weekend. The glitz, glamour, and...

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Live Music: The Lumineers, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, 3/24/12

The Lumineers are among the latest and greatest of the new generation of rootsy folk-rock bands that have kept Americana fresh and...

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Live Music: The Jayhawks, the Fillmore, San Francisco, 2/4/12

I didn’t even know who the Jayhawks were in the ‘80s and most of the ‘90s, arguably the band’s defining years. I was a small town...

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Live Music: The Pimps of Joytime, the Independent, San Francisco, 1/28/12

The Pimps of Joytime lit up Divisadero Street in San Francisco this past weekend, playing back-to-back sold-out shows at the pristine...

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Film Review: “The Artist”

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Live Music: Iggy Pop & the Stooges, the Warfield, San Francisco, 12/6/11

Earlier this week, I saw Iggy Pop and the Stooges perform live at the Warfield to an audience of about 2,000 people. The band was supposed...

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Live Music: The Budos Band, Mezzanine, San Francisco, 11/19/11

The funk tends to bring the fun, and Saturday night’s installment of San Francisco’s 10th annual Funk Festival lured the city’s dance...

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Live Music: Future Islands, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, 11/15/11

Straight out of Baltimore by way of Greenville, North Carolina, Future Islands brought their own brand of crazy to Bottom of the Hill on...

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Live Music: The Felice Brothers, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 10/27/11

At San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall late last week, the Felice Brothers proved themselves a long way from the early busking days...

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Live Music: Where Revelers Gather and the Dust Comes to Life

I just got back from the desert, and chances are, you know someone else who has as well. It’s taken 25 years for Black Rock City to...