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.

Recap: San Jose Drive-In Party, 7/24/12

When you're a music fan, promoter, or musician in the San Jose area, you quickly get used to taking what you can get when it comes to venues. A [...]

By |July 30, 2012|Comments Off on Recap: San Jose Drive-In Party, 7/24/12

Ceremony cover Violent Femmes' "Kiss Off"

Though the idea of a cover song is usually to turn the original on its head, sometimes an existing song is so good that you welcome a largely note-for-note [...]

By |July 27, 2012|Comments Off on Ceremony cover Violent Femmes' "Kiss Off"

Phono del Sol Preview: The Fresh and Onlys 101

If you've never heard of the Fresh and Onlys it's not too late to get to know them. One of San Francisco's favorite bands for four-going-on-five years, the Fresh [...]

By |July 20, 2012|Comments Off on Phono del Sol Preview: The Fresh and Onlys 101
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    Review: Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Die Roten Punkt at Public Works 7/13/12

Review: Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Die Roten Punkt at Public Works 7/13/12

(photos: Vanessa Solis)

When AFP comes to SF, it's a BFD. Amanda Palmer, whose name is often abbreviated as AFP (give you one guess as to what the F stands [...]

By |July 20, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Die Roten Punkt at Public Works 7/13/12

Judgement Day set to release 'Polar Shift' on 7/31/12

Now that you've learned that, even though it looks weird, 'judgment' really is spelled like that, we'd like you to meet Judgement Day, a string-slaying, big-haired metal band from [...]

By |July 19, 2012|1 Comment
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    Outside Lands night show schedule 2012 announced: Two Gallants, MSTRKRFT, Of Monsters and Men, more

Outside Lands night show schedule 2012 announced: Two Gallants, MSTRKRFT, Of Monsters and Men, more

Attention Outside Lands attendees! Once you're done liberally applying aloe to your raging sunburn (your mother was right: no matter how foggy it is outside, you should always wear [...]

By |July 13, 2012|Comments Off on Outside Lands night show schedule 2012 announced: Two Gallants, MSTRKRFT, Of Monsters and Men, more
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    Birdmonster, Collisionville play Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday tribute, 7/14/12

Birdmonster, Collisionville play Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday tribute, 7/14/12

July 14th marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, though a lot of devoted fans just couldn't wait until this weekend: festivals and concerts in his honor have been taking place [...]

By |July 13, 2012|1 Comment
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    Sean Hayes announces new album – 'Before We Turn to Dust', out 9/4/12

Sean Hayes announces new album – 'Before We Turn to Dust', out 9/4/12

Impressively-coiffed troubadour Sean Hayes has announced plans to release Before We Turn To Dust, to be released September 4th, 2012 with digital distribution service The Orchard. Those who pre-order [...]

By |July 11, 2012|Comments Off on Sean Hayes announces new album – 'Before We Turn to Dust', out 9/4/12
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    Ticket Giveaway: U.S. Air Guitar Championships, San Francisco Regional Trials, 7/14/12

Ticket Giveaway: U.S. Air Guitar Championships, San Francisco Regional Trials, 7/14/12

Despite what you might think, San Francisco hasn't historically been a hotbed of talent in the field of professional air guitar (a notable exception, of course, being our own [...]

By |July 10, 2012|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: U.S. Air Guitar Championships, San Francisco Regional Trials, 7/14/12

Sea of Bees releases new video: "Gone"

Sacramento's Sea of Bees (songwriter Julie Ann Bee with other musician friends) has released a new video for "Gone". The track comes from May's Orangefarben, which has been praised [...]

By |July 5, 2012|Comments Off on Sea of Bees releases new video: "Gone"
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    Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

San Jose has long lived under the shadow of its accomplished older brother, San Francisco, especially when it comes to the music and arts scene. However, this past Sunday [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

Video: The Phenomenauts premiere "I'm With Neil" on Wired

Oakland's fabled space-race rock n' roll band, The Phenomenauts, have released a quickie video and track to Wired.com. The song, "I'm With Neil", is an ode to astrophysicist (and [...]

By |June 20, 2012|Comments Off on Video: The Phenomenauts premiere "I'm With Neil" on Wired
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