Il Gato

Localized Appreesh: Adios Amigo


Localized Appreesh is our thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact

What began life as a side-project for Il Gato drummer Johnny Major has grown into a hyper melodic, can't-miss, feel-good group to know. Or as I breathlessly wrote after catching an early show at the Hemlock: Adios Amigo is pure indie-pop bliss, in the vein of Broken Social Scene and the Shins.  Read more »

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week


This week, most of the crucial shows are hella local (as is that faux pas slang). What can you do? We're all cogs in the Bay Area machine. And we happen to have a lot of impressive musicians within spitting distance. There are cheap shows spread across the hyper-local map starring Religious Girls, French Cassettes, Midnite Snaxxx, Thee Oh Sees, and Il Gato. Read more »