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Live Review and Photos: The National, Wye Oak, and Local Natives at the Neptune Theatre, December 1, 2011

Photos by Natalie Kardos

Having seen The National perform at least ten times over the past few years, one comes to expect certain things from the band’s live set: the cathartic chorus of “Apartment Story,” the crowd sing/scream-along with “Mr. November,” and of course singer Matt Berninger’s gracefully awkward stage presence. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks with Ty Segall at the Belly Up, October 20, 2011

Photos by Natalie Kardos

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks headlined at the Belly Up Tavern last Thursday night in support of their latest album, Mirror Traffic. Malkmus and company ripped through songs both new and old, as well as a smoking cover of “Hey Joe.” Between songs, the former Pavement frontman joked with the crowd about how folks from the Central Valley are “survivors” who like to “come to San Diego, party at SDSU, throw up all over your city, and then go home to Stockton to get married and have kids.” Photos of the show are below.