San Francisco

Photo essay: Treasure Island Music Festival

The annual Treasure Island Music Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area took place this past weekend on what else -- an island. It was a beautiful event, bringing scores of indie bands to the island overlooking the skyline of San Francisco from just across the bay.

Live review: Ty Segall @ the Hi-Dive

Close to 150 people filled the awkward space that is the Hi-Dive on South Broadway Thursday night to hear San Francisco Bay boy Ty Segall play songs from his 2010 release, “Melted.” A band of four took the stage just after 11 p.m., including mainstay-vixen drummer, Emily Rose Epstein, a pro guitarist and some doe-eyed blond girl who looked as if she had just hopped on tour that week.

The Reverb Interview: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk

Seminal indie rock quartet Superchunk did not need to put out another album. In fact, after a nine-year recording hiatus and the daily hustle of running the respected Chapel Hill, N.C., record label Merge (home to Spoon, the Arcade Fire, Teenage Fanclub and dozens of others), the band’s founders weren’t even sure they wanted to.

Outside Lands Festival @ Golden Gate Park

[photopress:outside_thom.jpg,full,pp_image] Headliners Radiohead rocked the first night of San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival. Photos by Julio Enriquez. Reverb contributor Julio Enriquez checks in with this report from the Outside Lands Festival, which took place at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Aug.

The Dwarves @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:IMG_8154.jpg,full,pp_image] Mexican wrestler masks and crotch-hugging briefs are the norm at a Dwarves show. Photos by Joe McCabe. The Dwarves, the San Francisco-based, self-proclaimed "Greatest rock band of all time," brought their punk rock antics to the Bluebird Theater on Aug 1.

Tiny Television @ the Walnut Room

[photopress:tinytelevision01.jpg,full,pp_image] Tiny Television's one-off show last week was a rare occurrence for Denver. Photos by Doug Beam. Formerly-local act Tiny Television doesn't play around these parts much anymore, mostly because principal Jeremy D'Antonio relocated to San Francisco, but that just makes his occasional Mile High City stop-through all the more special.

David Greco, Jason Stocker @ the Walnut Room

[photopress:grec1.jpg,full,pp_image] David Greco is recording, and playing, in the Rockies. Photos by Brian Carney. It's excellent to have friends in high places. San Francisco singer-songwriter David Greco is back in Denver for a couple weeks recording his latest record, and Greco played a show at the Walnut Room on Thursday with his buddies Ben Wysocki and David Welsh -- known as half of the Fray.