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Welcome to the Dark Side

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Danish duo the Raveonettes played songs off of their new album Pretty In Black (see Hayley's blog Paint it Black) at Cafe Du Nord June 2. Los Angeles-based Midnight Movies opened the show.

THE RAVEONETTES

Fire Starters

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Whimsical music collective Arcade Fire wowed the enthusiastic crowd at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley last weekend playing songs off their recent release Neon Bible.

ARCADE FIRE



Break the Beat

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

As a major player in the breakbeat movement, DJ and producer Adam Freeland is no stranger to a packed dance floor. Freeland brought his skills to the dance-crazy club-goers at Mezzanine on June 1.

ADAM FREELAND



Deep Cuts

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

SF dance-rock buzz band Scissors for Lefty played to a packed house at Popscene on May 30. Brakes, hailing from Brighton, England opened the show.

SCISSORS FOR LEFTY

The Urban Anthropologist



Jesse Malin
Glitter in the Gutter
Adeline Records

Steady Grip

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

When the Hold Steady, Illinois and Blitzen Trapper shared a bill at Slim's on May 30 it was an indie rock dream come true.
 
THE HOLD STEADY

Soul Man

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Self-proclaimed soul "rebel" Martin Luther played to a feverish crowd at Mezzanine May 26. Eccentric musician Cody ChestnuTT, who donned a Jimi Hendrix-esque cape, and Oakland songstress Jennifer Johns opened the show.

MARTIN LUTHER

Feeling Feisty


photo courtesy of Mary Rozzi

A Spoonful of Indie

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Austin's indie super group Spoon brought their brand of perfectly-crafted pop music to Popscene in support of their new album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga out July 10 on Merge Records.

SPOON

Holy Bird

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Priestbird, the NYC trio formerly known as Tarantula A.D., rocked the Hemlock Tavern playing rock n' roll with an electric cello and a double-neck guitar.

PRIESTBIRD

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