About Jody Amable

Jody is TBB's Content Director. A Bay Area native, her work has been seen in KQED, Consequence of Sound, Vinyl Me Please, and local weeklies.

Andrew Levin premieres “If I Died Today” with us

Most of us have been staring mostly at the same four walls for months now, so it's a relief to hear when someone is creating new things: Finally, something [...]

By |May 21, 2020|Comments Off on Andrew Levin premieres “If I Died Today” with us

Stern Grove goes dark, but the show must go on

The Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove 2019 (photo: Patric Carver)

Like most other planned outdoor gatherings Stern Grove has had to cancel its in-person concerts for the year.

Instead (also like [...]

By |May 14, 2020|Comments Off on Stern Grove goes dark, but the show must go on
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    Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Everyone, please give a warm welcome to new Oakland artist Queera Nightly.

Though they're already an established drag performer in the Bay, "Summoning" marks Queera's first recorded musical endeavor (produced [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Drink some brews and watch some bands with #SongsToSIPBy

Listen. We know you are probably overwhelmed with livestreams at this point of shelter in place. But we're not! With so much talent packed into nine counties, there's an [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on Drink some brews and watch some bands with #SongsToSIPBy

New Tyler Holmes EP: ‘Nothing’

Thank god for all this new music that is raining down upon us these days, eh? We're so happy to hear from Tyler Holmes again, who today released a [...]

By |May 1, 2020|Comments Off on New Tyler Holmes EP: ‘Nothing’

Stay inside with Destroy Boys’ “Honey I’m Home”

Today we're taking a trip (virtually — maintain social distancing!) to Sacramento to hear Destroy Boys' newest single, '"Honey I'm Home." Because, well, aren't we all home?

Though it comes [...]

By |April 24, 2020|Comments Off on Stay inside with Destroy Boys’ “Honey I’m Home”

All the fundraisers I know of for local venues

I'm sorry to start this off with such a sobering idea, but I think we've all thought it: San Francisco is going to be a very different place when [...]

By |March 27, 2020|2 Comments

Pandemica Online will keep you distracted this weekend

Some of us have been lucky enough to have a little work to pick at this week during "shelter in place" orders across the Bay Area. I myself have [...]

By |March 19, 2020|Comments Off on Pandemica Online will keep you distracted this weekend

10 albums from local bands that you can buy right now

You probably don't need us to tell you that musicians have taken a major financial hit in the last few weeks as Coronavirus fears close music venues across the [...]

By |March 15, 2020|Comments Off on 10 albums from local bands that you can buy right now

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Delicate Steve + Al Lover

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram [...]

By |March 11, 2020|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Delicate Steve + Al Lover

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Seratones, GayC/DC and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram [...]

By |March 4, 2020|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Seratones, GayC/DC and more
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    Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop

Last night, people packed Rickshaw Stop to see the Seshen, the Oakland R&B/jazz/soul/whatever-genre-they-feel-like group that's we've seen in settings as varied as Outside Lands and London. However, the standout [...]

By |February 28, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop