Mates of State The Stepkids July 2, 2012 The Independent Better than: Most pop music released in 2012 so far. Mates of State pour unconquerable energy into each performance -- a kind of energy that does not seem likely to last. And yet, after almost 15 years together, there were Kori Gardner and J ... More >>
Battlehooch is beholden to no oneNew Yorker publishes poem named after Girls' tune "Lust for Life," [Village Voice] while Mates of State give away their free cover of Girls' "Laura." [Mates of State] Battlehooch play nowhere for no one in new concert series. [The Bay Bridged] Delicious combinat ... More >>
Mates of State @ Cafe du Nord The ingredients of Mates of State are so simple and few -- drums, organ, two voices, the infectious glow of marital bliss -- that you'd think the band would be treading water after five albums. Quite the opposite: The ever-harmonizing pop duo of Kori Gardner and Jas ... More >>
Paul F. Tompkins If you've never checked out SF Sketchfest (Jan. 14- Feb. 2) then you need to pinky promise us that this is your year to head to one of these shows, or we will never speak to you again. We were lucky enough to get tips on 2010's lineup directly from founders David Owen, Cole St ... More >>
John Vanderslice and the Magik*Magik Orchestra Friday, January 30, 2009 Great American Music HallReview By Melissa BaronBetter Than: Shows where artists use keyboards and samples artificially replicate the sound of real instruments (ie violins, horns).As a budding young tuba player, I immersed mysel ... More >>
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