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Friday, May 29, 2015

[Photos] Refused Feeds Frenzied Crowd at GAMH

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 9:48 AM

  • All photos by Jen Cash
White Lung
Wax Idols
May 28, 2015
Great American Music Hall

Better Than:
All the pictures of this band flooding your Instagram feed as it hits each city on this tour.

Recently reformed Swedish hardcore punk band, Refused, sold out San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall last night. On the verge of releasing its new album, Freedom (the band's first offering since 1998's The Shape of Punk to Come), Refused is as popular as ever, with fans lined up around the block hours before doors opened. Which makes sense, because Refused is the kind of band you want to see from the front row (like we did).

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Photos: 99.7 Now FM's Triple Ho Show Goes Gangnam Style

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Psy going "Gagnam Style" in the Bay - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • Psy going "Gagnam Style" in the Bay

Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City, Austin Mahone, Cher Lloyd, and more

99.7's Triple Ho Holiday Concert

San Jose State Event Center Arena

Dec. 14, 2012

It was pretty much the pop one-two of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy, plus a bunch of slightly less ubiquitous names from the new pop universe of 2012 like Cher Lloyd and Austin Mahone. All of them gathered in the Bay Area this weekend for 99.7 Now FM's, er, interestingly named Triple Ho Show. Photographer Christopher Victorio was on hand to capture the stars behind those radio-friendly voices in the flesh. He sent back these images.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The 20 Best San Francisco Concerts of 2012, According to Us

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Bassnectar fans at Bill Graham Civic in October. - KAHLEY AVALON EMERSON

Whether you preferred the dancefloor at Mighty, the plush environs of Bimbo's 365 Club, or the dewy late-night fields of Outside Lands, there were plenty of great concerts in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012. We reviewed many of them, from "secret" shows at semi-legal clubs to sprawling, three-hour sets by all-time greats like Stevie Wonder. But even we couldn't catch everything. So first, check out our list of the 20 best local concerts in 2012. Then, in the comments, tell us what we missed. Here's to another great year of show-going in 2013.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Here Are 16 Photos of Ed Sheeran Fans Freaking Out at the Now & Zen Festival

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Ed Sheeran, the English squeal-inducer. - ALL PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO FOR SF WEEKLY
  • All photos by Christopher Victorio for SF Weekly
  • Ed Sheeran, the English squeal-inducer.

Now that our hearing has returned, a good week and a half after Alice's Now & Zen festival went down on Sept. 30 in Golden Gate Park, we take this time to present the reason for that loss of hearing: tens of thousands of teenagers freaking the eff out at the performance of Ed Sheeran, the lovable ginger from merry old England.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Photos: Justin Biebermania Overruns Oracle Arena

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Justin Bieber at Oracle - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • Justin Bieber at Oracle

Justin Bieber, aka the Biebs, Senior Biebalicious, the Biebster, Your Little Sister's Favorite Band, etc.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Oracle Arena

There ain't no devotion like the devotion young females have for Justin Bieber. This was demonstrated right here in the Bay Area on Saturday night, as armies of orthodondics-equipped tweens descended upon Oakland's Oracle Arena for a night of ritual fawning over the Biebster-in-Chief. The 18-year-old pop sensation showed no sign of any stomach illness and gave his fans quite a show, if these photos are any indication. Take a glance and see what true, young, YouTube-Mediated love looks like. All images by Christopher Victorio.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Photos: Conor Oberst, Ben Kweller, and Jenny Lewis Play Impromptu Set at the Riptide

Posted By on Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Conor Oberst at the Riptide - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • Conor Oberst at the Riptide

Conor Oberst

Jenny Lewis

Ben Kweller

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

The Riptide

Behold, the embarrassment of riches brought by Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: After the three of them spent the better part of Friday afternoon rocking the Rooster stage at the free festival's first day, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, and Ben Kweller showed up at Outer Sunset watering hole the Riptide for an impromptu set. Intrepid photographer Chris Victorio caught the bar show and sent back these photos.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Photos: Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon Rock Oracle Party on Treasure Island

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Vedder and Followill onstage at OpenWorld - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • Vedder and Followill onstage at OpenWorld

Pearl Jam

Kings of Leon


Oracle OpenWorld, Treasure Island

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

While you were at home crying over President Obama's performance in the first presidential debate last night, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, and X were rocking thousands of Oracle employees and guests at its end-of-conference appreciation party. Proving that Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will share the stage with anybody, he even jumped up during Kings of Leon's "The Bucket" to sing along with frontman Caleb Followill. Intrepid photographer Christopher Victorio was on the island last night to check out the show, and sent back these photos.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Live Photos, 7/28/12: Kaskade Electrifies Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Kaskade at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday - JESSICA CHRISTIAN
  • Jessica Christian
  • Kaskade at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

After a historic, sold-out show at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Friday, DJ/producer Kaskade bought his Fire and Ice tour to San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for another crazy show. SF Weekly photographer Jessica Christian was on hand to witness the party, and sent back these photos. Check out the full slideshow from Saturday, and, while you're at it, check out our interview with Kaskade, where the former S.F. resident discusses the rise of EDM in America, what he really does onstage, and why we need a new word for what he does.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Crowd Shots from Avicii's Show at Bill Graham Civic

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM

EDM shows, like Avicii's sold-out party last night at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last night, invert the normal concert-visual rule: Often the most interesting thing to look at is the audience. Certainly that was true last night, when a motley crew of 8,000 -- including both candygirl ravers and respectable-looking adults -- submitted to the pulse and throb of Avicii's relentless neon house. Naturally, there was some really silly stuff going on among the sweaty throngs. Here then are the 10 funniest crowd shots grabbed by photographer Christopher Victorio.

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* Live Review, 6/28/12: Avicii at Bill Graham Civic: This Is Why America Likes EDM

10. Meanwhile, at the Eighth Grade Dance...

  • Christopher Victorio
Or, more proof that EDM is quite literally what "the kids" are into.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Live Photos, 6/17/12: Scissor Sisters Bathe the Fox in Neon and Sweat

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Scissor Sisters at the Fox Oakland last night. - SUGARWOLF
  • Sugarwolf
  • Scissor Sisters at the Fox Oakland last night.

Scissor Sisters

Rye Rye

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Fox Theater, Oakland

Scissor Sisters could probably play in the Bay Area every night to a sizeable crowd. But of course that doesn't happen. Instead, the band rolls through town every year or so for one neon-crazed dance party like the one that happened last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland. SF Weekly photographer Sugarwolf was on hand to capture the occasion, and sent back these photos.

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