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From our staff: Best shit from an old notebook in 2010

Residents at the BAM (Berkeley Art Museum)

Best family show:
The Finches at Indie Mart, Thee Parkside, 11/7/10 - I am proud to say that my kids (ages 4 and [...]

By |December 22, 2010|Comments Off on From our staff: Best shit from an old notebook in 2010

Review & Photos: Allo Darlin’, Eux Autres, Terry Malts @ Rickshaw Stop, 10/27/10

I intended to check out Terry Malts several times this year, and was excited to learn that they were added to Wednesday's showcase at the Rickshaw. The MySpace [...]

By |November 1, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Allo Darlin’, Eux Autres, Terry Malts @ Rickshaw Stop, 10/27/10

Photos & Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy off the beaten path in Felton, 10/25/10

This past Monday, Don Quixote's in Felton was lucky enough to host the one and only Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on his latest tour off the beaten path. [...]

By |October 27, 2010|Comments Off on Photos & Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy off the beaten path in Felton, 10/25/10

Crowd photos, impromptu sets + more at Treasure Island Music Festival 2010, Day 2

Editor's Note: As anyone who made the treacherous voyage out to the island this weekend will know, Treasure Island Music Festival 2010 did not slow down due to the [...]

By |October 19, 2010|Comments Off on Crowd photos, impromptu sets + more at Treasure Island Music Festival 2010, Day 2

Review: Shows 28 & 29 with Will Johnson in the living room

I shot this video in Texas in 2004. It was my last intimate encounter with Will Johnson and the first time I had heard "Nothin' But Godzilla." [...]

By |September 24, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Shows 28 & 29 with Will Johnson in the living room

Review & Photos: Tea with Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater, 8/2/10

This week someone asked me to name the best show I had ever seen. What kind of question is that? It's like asking someone what your favorite [...]

By |August 4, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Tea with Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater, 8/2/10

Review & Photos: Farmer Dave Scher, Seventeen Evergreen, Tim Cohen at the Rickshaw Stop 7/12/10

The night began at SF General Hospital where I found my camera thanks to the very helpful labor and delivery staff, but that's a long story. I got [...]

By |July 16, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Farmer Dave Scher, Seventeen Evergreen, Tim Cohen at the Rickshaw Stop 7/12/10

Review & Photos: Radar Brothers, Man/Miracle, Mist and Mast @ Rickshaw Stop 6/24/10

I ended up at Dan Sung Sa again, a rare late night eatery in Oakland, and a new personal fave. They are open evenings only from 6pm-2am. The walls [...]

By |June 30, 2010|4 Comments

Photos & Recap: Left Coast Live, San Jose, 6/26/10

Thanks to Anna for pointing out this little known festival in San Jose!

The crowd was really small but San Jose's The Mumlers wowed 'em with a sweet Memphis soul [...]

By |June 29, 2010|Comments Off on Photos & Recap: Left Coast Live, San Jose, 6/26/10

Review: Berkeley World Music Festival 6/5/2010

I arrived just as Khi Darag! were taking the stage in People's Park. The name is Armenian for 'disgraceful scoundrel'. The San Francisco based, seven member band [...]

By |June 10, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Berkeley World Music Festival 6/5/2010

Photos: Popfest in the Park 5/30

San Diego's Normandie Wilson alone at the Keyboard (without her awesome team).

Seattle's Math and Physics Club kick back in the grass.

The Hairs from Brooklyn well equipped for the blazing [...]

By |June 3, 2010|Comments Off on Photos: Popfest in the Park 5/30

SF Popfest Review: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Nodzzz, Antarctica Takes It!, English Singles 5/28

Photos by: Nicole Browner

Drinking beer with ice and having nothing for sale, Sacramento's English Singles opened the night and tore through a short but very satisfying set of sweet [...]

By |June 2, 2010|Comments Off on SF Popfest Review: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Nodzzz, Antarctica Takes It!, English Singles 5/28
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