About Carla Bova

Viva la musica.
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    Q&A: Gabby La La and Snow Angel are singing of friendship and playing funk-pop

Q&A: Gabby La La and Snow Angel are singing of friendship and playing funk-pop

Snow Angel bandmates have got it just right by just being themselves. They are part kickass women, part masterful instrumentalists, and part playful girls wrapped in a colorful musical [...]

By |March 24, 2017|2 Comments
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    Ticket Giveaway: Viceroy invites San Francisco to start summer early

Ticket Giveaway: Viceroy invites San Francisco to start summer early

For Viceroy, aka Austen Afridi, it is summertime all the time. The DJ/producer who calls San Francisco home will rouse local fans and friends out of winter hibernation and [...]

By |March 20, 2017|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Viceroy invites San Francisco to start summer early
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    Death By Unga Bunga have strong opinions on pizza, play SF next week

Death By Unga Bunga have strong opinions on pizza, play SF next week

Death By Unga Bunga is alive and kicking. Drum kicking, that is, along with guitar screaming, crowd surfing and rowdily pounding out garage-rock, power-pop tunes.

The industrious five-man band turned [...]

By |February 28, 2017|Comments Off on Death By Unga Bunga have strong opinions on pizza, play SF next week
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    Actor — make that singer — David Duchovny rocks his own songs in SF

Actor — make that singer — David Duchovny rocks his own songs in SF

Singer-songwriter David Duchovny is on tour this winter performing original tracks from his debut album Hell or Highwater with a stop in San Francisco next week.

After portraying transgender detective [...]

By |February 9, 2017|3 Comments
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    Tom Chaplin bares his battle with addiction on his solo album, returns to SF

Tom Chaplin bares his battle with addiction on his solo album, returns to SF

(photo: Derek Hudson)

The last time Tom Chaplin performed in San Francisco, he was singing lead vocals for British alt-rock band Keane. It was at The Warfield in January 2013, [...]

By |January 31, 2017|Comments Off on Tom Chaplin bares his battle with addiction on his solo album, returns to SF
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    Video Premiere: Be the first to see Planet Booty get “Naked”

Video Premiere: Be the first to see Planet Booty get “Naked”

Fresh off their Kickstarter success and true to their word, the guys of Oakland’s electro-funk-R&B band Planet Booty have produced a revealing high-energy video for their latest single, “Naked.”

Full [...]

By |January 27, 2017|2 Comments
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    Susanna Hoffs brings Bangles hits and solo songs to comedy fest

Susanna Hoffs brings Bangles hits and solo songs to comedy fest

Susanna Hoffs is the coolest.

Having sung hits with The Bangles all the livelong ‘80s, Hoffs has a melodious voice, a decades-long career as a guitarist and songwriter, and a [...]

By |January 10, 2017|Comments Off on Susanna Hoffs brings Bangles hits and solo songs to comedy fest
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    Jeff Goldblum and his orchestra play San Francisco for jazz and a laugh

Jeff Goldblum and his orchestra play San Francisco for jazz and a laugh

Actor Jeff Goldblum, also a jazz pianist, will perform as part of annual comedy festival SF Sketchfest next week.

Goldblum is known for his roles in movies, television and [...]

By |January 4, 2017|Comments Off on Jeff Goldblum and his orchestra play San Francisco for jazz and a laugh
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    Midge Ure talks ’80s greatness and return to San Francisco

Midge Ure talks ’80s greatness and return to San Francisco

Scottish musician Midge Ure has performed in the Bay Area many times as frontman of the 1980s synthpop band Ultravox. He fondly recalls his most recent visit to San [...]

By |December 30, 2016|Comments Off on Midge Ure talks ’80s greatness and return to San Francisco

Tech firms break from online to sing onstage at Techapella

(Twitter's Songbirds. photo: Carla Bova)

It began like any other concert: The house lights dimmed. A hush came over the audience before it erupted into excited applause. A foggy haze [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Tech firms break from online to sing onstage at Techapella
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    Peter Murphy will weave Bauhaus and solo songs in Bay Area performances

Peter Murphy will weave Bauhaus and solo songs in Bay Area performances

It has been nearly 40 years since Peter Murphy, with his sonorous sound and ominous vocals, first sang “the bats have left the bell tower” in the Bauhaus 1979 [...]

By |November 30, 2016|Comments Off on Peter Murphy will weave Bauhaus and solo songs in Bay Area performances
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    Review + Photos: The Spinners turn out R&B classics and charm in Oakland

Review + Photos: The Spinners turn out R&B classics and charm in Oakland

Photos and words by Carla Bova

“So much rhythm, grace and debonair...”

They were singing about "The Rubberband Man," but legendary R&B artists The Spinners may as well have been referring to [...]

By |November 28, 2016|3 Comments
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