About Annie Bacon

Annie Bacon is a musician (her life) and writer (her obsession) in San Francisco. She loves shouting out amazing local bands and finding new music (of any genre) that is emotionally moving or has depth. She also has her own band, and is raising a little drummer kid.
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    ‘Life on Hiatus,’ a multimedia work at PianoFight this month

‘Life on Hiatus,’ a multimedia work at PianoFight this month

Life on Hiatus explores the lives of four characters whose everyday existence has been interrupted.

What does it mean to have your life interrupted? Does it mean to have an [...]

By |May 10, 2018|Comments Off on ‘Life on Hiatus,’ a multimedia work at PianoFight this month
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    Rogue Wave celebrate 10 years of iconic album with 3 Bay Area shows

Rogue Wave celebrate 10 years of iconic album with 3 Bay Area shows

Oakland-based Rogue Wave is headed through the Bay Area for three shows starting in Santa Cruz tonight. The indie rock band, which Zach Rogue built out of the ashes [...]

By |May 9, 2018|Comments Off on Rogue Wave celebrate 10 years of iconic album with 3 Bay Area shows

They can’t take the spirit from Van William’s heart

Singer-songwriter Van Pierszalowski has started three bands in the past decade: Port O'Brien, an indie-folk favorite of the Bay Area in the late aughts; the power-pop group WATERS, technically [...]

By |May 1, 2018|Comments Off on They can’t take the spirit from Van William’s heart
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    Review + Photos: The Family Crest + Goodnight, Texas rile up Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: The Family Crest + Goodnight, Texas rile up Great American Music Hall

The Family Crest (photo: Kate Haley)

Last Thursday night, Great American Music Hall was a home-grown happy zone for hundreds of eager audience members and longtime fans of the Family Crest. [...]

By |April 18, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Family Crest + Goodnight, Texas rile up Great American Music Hall

Lostboycrow croons at Cornerstone Berkeley next week

Electro-pop/R&B crooner Lostboycrow makes his way to Cornerstone Berkeley next week in support of his newest EP, Traveler: The Third Legend. Traveler is a three part journey. The First [...]

By |April 10, 2018|Comments Off on Lostboycrow croons at Cornerstone Berkeley next week
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    Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

For Jesse Ray Smith, music has always been a catharsis from the heaviness of life. Far from creating escapist bubblegum, however, Smith leans into meaning with a full and [...]

By |April 5, 2018|Comments Off on Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

Premiere: “The Mighty Echo” by the Family Crest

Of the thousands of new songs that have come across my desk in the past few months, few have been so surprisingly grand as The Family Crest's newest track, [...]

By |April 4, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: “The Mighty Echo” by the Family Crest

Premiere: Brian Belknap is “Bearing Witness”

If you've ever taken public transit in San Francisco, you've almost certainly seen one-man band Brian Belknap doing his "broke-down folk, junk-country blues, and gut-bucket gospel" thing. He's taken [...]

By |April 3, 2018|3 Comments
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    Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

(photo: Mike Lloyd)

For anyone who loved Major Tom, this song rings about as true as it gets. From the first feeling of being radically accepted by David Bowie's music, [...]

By |March 22, 2018|Comments Off on Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute
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    Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church

Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church

(photo: Michael Winters)

Once upon a time, when I first moved to California and still had a laminated license from Maine, a clerk at the Berkeley Bowl grocery store told [...]

By |March 21, 2018|Comments Off on Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church
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    Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Van Goat is making a name for itself as one of San Francisco's funnest bands. Their newest release, "Willie the Weeper," a ska-styled swing-punk take on the classic tune, [...]

By |March 19, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies
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    Californicorns release new album at Great American Music Hall next week

Californicorns release new album at Great American Music Hall next week

Next Thursday, funk-rock band Californicorns headline Great American Music Hall to release their newest album, Warm Oakland Nights. Originally the in-house band of beloved local performance arts mecca PianoFight, [...]

By |March 16, 2018|Comments Off on Californicorns release new album at Great American Music Hall next week
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