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Monday, March 29, 2010

Slideshow: Tobacco at Bottom of the Hill

Posted By on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 7:43 AM

ALEXIA TSOTSIS
  • Alexia Tsotsis
We ran over to Bottom Of The Hill on Saturday night following a tweet by all-around good music fan and Twitter User Experience designer Mark Trammell. And while we missed The New Slave and The Hood Internet, we managed to catch experimental anticon act Tobacco. Between using Chatroullette live, donning creepy masks, and pulling fans onstage, the reclusive Pennsylvania artist aimed to please--and that he did.

See the full Tobacco slideshow here

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last Night Slideshow: Metric at the Fox Theater

Posted By on Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM

RICHARD HAICK
  • Richard Haick
Canadian indie rockers Metric invaded the Fox Theater in Oakland on Wednesday night. Frontwoman Emily Haines commanded the room, moving from behind the keyboards to the front of stage. Codeine Velvet Club and Nico Vega opened the show. 

Check out the slideshow by Richard Haick here.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Noise Pop Slideshows: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Dizzy Balloon

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM

I don't know you y'all, but we're feeling a heavy Noise Pop hangover from so much back-to-back entertainment over the last week (or, perhaps it's really just tied to that last whiskey we downed during Four Tet on Friday).

Before we close out another year of indie pop festival coverage, though, we have two slideshows from last night's Noise Pop finales up now.

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Christopher Victorio shot Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the Watson Twins, AB & the Sea, and the Northern Key at Bimbos. Check out those picks here.

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Christopher was also able to capture a little of Dizzy Balloon's gig over at Bottom of the Hill with Visqueen, The Hounds Below, and Laarks. Click through those images here.

The final Noise Pop gig is tonight, of course, when The Magnetic Fields play a sold-out show at the Herbst. If you wanna know what's in store there, check out what Ian S. Port thought about the group's show Saturday night at the Fox.


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Noise Pop Slideshow: Rogue Wave at Bottom of the Hill

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM

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Since we can't be everywhere at once--especially during Noise Pop's packed schedule--we're offering a mix of live reviews and slideshows from this week's concerts. Up now, a slideshow from Rogue Wave's show last night at Bottom of the Hill. Click here for more of what photographer Christopher Victorio caught on film. 

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Slideshow: Annual V-Day No Pants Party at the Knockout

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:36 AM

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Every year, boys and girls shed their pants (and then check them at the coat check) for the annual No Pants Party. This year, the pre game for Valentine's Day brought the stripped down to the Knockout on a Spring-ish weekend. Check out Richard Haick's slideshow here

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Slideshow: Beer and Barbells! Heavy Metal Aerobics @ Workshop

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM

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At Heavy Metal Aerobics, Donnelle Malnik puts shred and sweat together, not just with a Queensryche warmdown, but also by having her students lift beer cans instead of weights. Click here for the full slideshow.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Slideshow of the Day: KISS at Oakland Arena

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 2:54 PM

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Regardless of whether KISS is your cuppa, well, tongue, the band knows how to put on a visually dazzling show. Photographer Richard Haick traveled to the Oakland Arena to lick it up with his camera for this week's big rock 'n' roll slideshow

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Monday, November 9, 2009

This Week's Slideshow: Rob Zombie at San Jose State

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM

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Photographer Richard Haick went down to San Jose State to capture a performance by Rob Zombie, the hard rock- and horror movie-cult legend whose fans are nearly as colorful as his stage shows.

Check out his Rob Zombie slideshow here.  

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Slideshow

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM

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Photographer Hanna Quevedo hit the Dia De Los Muertos party in the Mission--where, she writes, "sugar skulls and candles meet bike-powered carriages and shadow puppetry in a mash-up of the traditional and the new."

See the full slideshow here.



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Monday, October 26, 2009

Favorite (SFW) Costumes at the Exotic Erotic Ball

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM

From the religious protesters out front who yelled that the costumed revelers should "make the right choice" and not enter the Cow Palace, to the vast array of half-dressed men and women inside, the Exotic Erotic Balll was a feast for the eyes with endless streams of people dressed as dominatrixes, sexy lions, waitresses or dominatrix lion waitresses.

Inside the main hall, as Tila Tequila and other lesser known b-listers (i.e. Coolio) took the stage we watched a laser light show, in which dozens of people danced and writhed on the cement floor. Which costume did we like best? Maybe the guy with the inflatable doll performing sex acts, or perhaps the lady dressed as a Bondage Laura Kroft. But not everyone was scantilty NSFW and racier slideshow not withstanding, below are some of our favorite PG-13 rated costume highlights.

All photos by Calibree Photography.

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Member of Anonymous and Girlfriend
  • Member of Anonymous and Girlfriend

Hip-Hop Big Bird
  • Hip-Hop Big Bird

Coolio signing some girl's butt
  • Coolio signing some girl's butt

PDA Zombies
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BSDM Zombie
  • BSDM Zombie

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