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Electric Company

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Electronic dance-punk Swedes, the Teddybears, rocked Mezzanine with SF's electro rockers All Teeth and Knuckles, as part of a free concert series.

Street Dreams

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hip hop heavyweight Nas brought his East Coast flavor to Mezzanine, performing tracks from his latest Hip Hop Is Dead. Special guest Snoop Dogg joined Nas on stage for a few tracks.


Folk Song

Their ubiquitous insta-pop anthem "Young Folks" may be everywhere, but so far, this Swedish trio has managed to elude me (live performance-wise). Despite all my initial protests to the contrary, their single is beginning to lose its charm (touché everyone who told me I'd get sick of it after three million listens), but that doesn't mean the rest of their new album Writer's Block isn't ripe for the sonic taking. Catch Peter Bjorn and John tonight or tomorrow night at Bimbo's and let me know if you've come down with a case of Stockholm Syndrome.

Pedal To The Metal

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The Grammy-nominated foursome Mastodon brought skull-crashing visceral metal to the Warfield, where
long hair, beards and leather were ubiquitous. Punkers Against Me! and indie group Cursive opened the packed show.


This Charming Man

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey charmed fans with his sardonic wit and signature croon at Oakland's Paramount Theatre. The Moz played selections from his numerous solo albums as well as a few Smiths favorites making fanatical fans scream, cry and attempt to jump on the stage. Experimental glam rocker Kristeen Young, who donned a Bjork-inspired avant garde outfit, opened the show.


More Cowbell

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Electro rock outfit—and cowbell enthusiasts—LCD Sound System thrilled fans at Mezzanine with their infectious solid dance jams from their latest album Sound Of Silver.


Coachella, Day 3

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The final day at music extravaganza Coachella ...



Coachella, Day 2

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Everybody and their mother played during day two of Coachella ...


It's Not A Mirage, It's Coachella

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy
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