OAKLAND — The Decemberists are known for incorporating elaborate stories and historical references in their songs, as well as audience participation. But Thursday at the Fox Theater, singer-guitarist Colin Meloy announced that they did not want to repeat themselves and would instead try something new with “stuff they don’t normally play.” Remarkably, Meloy only forgot the lyrics once.
SAN FRANCISCO — Toad The Wet Sprocket played an unforgettable show at The Fillmore Thursday. The Santa Barbara band, which formed in 1986 and came to fame with the release of Fear in 1992, played a mix of older songs that did not leave fans disappointed. Glen Phillips, barefoot and clad in a cowboy hat, started the show with the mid-tempo “The Moment,” off New Constellation, which had great jangly guitars from Todd Nichols.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Thomas Mars and Phoenix brought their traveling Italian disco show to radio station Live 105’s BFD festival at the Shoreline Amphitheatre Saturday. The Parisians, the final of 25 acts to perform at the annual radio station start of summer show, played three songs off Ti Amo, their newest album that had been released the day before. Phoenix performed on an LED dancefloor that was reflected back to the crowd by a mirror nearly the size of the stage itself.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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