About Jess Luoma

Seeking out the human story behind great music. California native and fellow musician.

Florence + the Machine: Bold and barefooted at the Greek

Florence + the Machine (photo: Jess Luoma)

Florence Welch is a beautiful mess. Thursday night, the leading lady of Florence + the Machine, filled the epic Greek Theatre with her bold, barefooted and [...]

By |October 26, 2015|1 Comment

FFS: A Friggin’ Fun Show

FFS (Photos by Brittany O'Brien)

From swaying and atmospheric to face-melting electric rockabilly distortion by way of teeth, The Intelligence managed to put just the right amount of pep in eager FFS [...]

By |October 20, 2015|Comments Off on FFS: A Friggin’ Fun Show
  • Ariel Pink at Bimbo's, by Jess Luoma
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    Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

The Black Lips (photo: Jess Luoma)

It was a night of firsts for this fresh piece of music-reviewing meat.  Never, never in my 26 years have I witnessed a loogie hawked on stage [...]

By |October 20, 2015|Comments Off on Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s
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    TIMF Interview: Getting to know José Gonzaléz on a personal level

TIMF Interview: Getting to know José Gonzaléz on a personal level

Last week I spoke on the phone with José Gonzaléz in hopes of getting to know the man behind the resplendent staccato grooves, rhythms and ponderings on civilization of his first self-produced [...]

By |October 15, 2015|2 Comments

Interview: Franz Ferdinand + Sparks = FFS

After a long day's work at the coffee shop, I was rewarded with the supreme pleasure of skyping with Paul Thomson, drummer of Franz Ferdinand, and now the collaborative [...]

By |October 14, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Franz Ferdinand + Sparks = FFS

The HSB Silent Disco experience

Beckoned by the alluring movements of a diverse pack of fenced in dancers, I wandered my way up past the Hardly Strictly festival crowds into a eucalyptus grove lending its [...]

By |October 5, 2015|2 Comments
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    Join the 20th Street Block Party in the Mission District this Saturday

Join the 20th Street Block Party in the Mission District this Saturday

A wise man once said, the third one is a charm. From the sounds of it, the 20th St. Block Party put on by Noise Pop is going to [...]

By |September 11, 2015|1 Comment
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