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Giveaway: Damien Jurado returns to San Francisco

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During his 23-year career, Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has crafted a distinguished catalog of a dozen albums and about 15 EPs. Jurado has earned critical acclaim for [...]

By |May 25, 2018|0 Comments

Planet Booty and TWRP unite for a “Tactile Sensation”

Planet Booty and TWRP
Planet Booty of Oakland and TWRP of Toronto are musical compadres.

The East Bay trio and the Canadian foursome first met in June 2017 when Planet Booty [...]

By |May 21, 2018|1 Comment
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    Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat’s self-titled debut album was born from emotional and artistic struggles.

The Portland singer-songwriter was heartbroken by the end of a relationship and stifled by her traditional musical studies. [...]

By |April 23, 2018|Comments Off on Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area
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    Review: A rockin’ stroll down sentimental street with Night Ranger

Review: A rockin’ stroll down sentimental street with Night Ranger

Night Ranger (photo: Carla Bova)

Night Ranger put on a show of past-meets-present perfection at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

The Bay Area rock and roll band opened with “Somehow Someway,” the [...]

By |April 10, 2018|2 Comments
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    Airbnb adds intimate concerts at unique venues to its range of experiences

Airbnb adds intimate concerts at unique venues to its range of experiences

Sol Development performs Airbnb Concert hosted by Zoo Labs of Oakland

Since its inception 10 years ago, Airbnb has changed the face of lodging, offering  4.5 million listings for short-term rent [...]

By |March 27, 2018|Comments Off on Airbnb adds intimate concerts at unique venues to its range of experiences
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    Hollie Cook sits atop tropical pop with a Sex Pistols pedigree

Hollie Cook sits atop tropical pop with a Sex Pistols pedigree

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British singer-songwriter Hollie Cook grew up in a musical family and kept the company of rockers and pop stars. Amid her storied exposure to musical luminaries, Cook [...]

By |March 23, 2018|Comments Off on Hollie Cook sits atop tropical pop with a Sex Pistols pedigree

They Might Be Giants might actually be giants

Photo by Shervin Lainez

When it comes to sheer productivity, diversity of projects, and embracing innovation, there is no doubt that They Might Be Giants is a giant among bands.

John Linnell and [...]

By |February 28, 2018|Comments Off on They Might Be Giants might actually be giants
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    Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco

Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco

Even though the female British pop trio Bananarama formed in 1981, the band’s founding members have never toured together until now.

Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey had multiple [...]

By |February 23, 2018|Comments Off on Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco
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    Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Oakland avant-rock cellist and composer Joshua McClain left his fast-paced, senior-level tech job to spend a month in the Amazon jungle, where he worked with shamans and participated in [...]

By |February 14, 2018|Comments Off on Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Jessica Lea Mayfield breaks her silence through song

Jessica Lea Mayfield continued performing and touring while she privately endured pain and trauma from years of domestic violence.

At home in a small apartment she shared with her husband, [...]

By |January 22, 2018|Comments Off on Jessica Lea Mayfield breaks her silence through song
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    Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

When Rock Solid host Pat Francis sits down with a guest for his comedy podcast about all things music, the conversation is as much a chat with a friend [...]

By |January 11, 2018|Comments Off on Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

Whiskey Shivers’ “trashgrass” is fiddle-picking good

Whiskey Shivers bandmates plan to come in costume for their Halloween gig at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, but nothing can mask their sheer merriment when playing [...]

By |October 26, 2017|Comments Off on Whiskey Shivers’ “trashgrass” is fiddle-picking good
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