About Rob Goodman

Rob Goodman is a writer, artist, and marketer living in San Francisco. When he's not going to shows he's helping brands and startups tell better stories with his marketing firm, OpenVerse. He dreams of taking a cross country road trip to document the nation's best BBQ joints, and is a life-long illustrator –– working with bands like Ben Folds, Guster, The Go! Team, and more.
  • Behind the Song, Owl Paws
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    Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Welcome to Behind the Song, our new illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

For our first installment, I [...]

By |February 16, 2017|0 Comments
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    Guitarist Richard Osborn to celebrate new album at Stranded Records

Guitarist Richard Osborn to celebrate new album at Stranded Records

Discovering new music is always a thrill, but when you have the chance to uncover a brilliant musician, right in your backyard, who has returned to the craft he [...]

By |February 9, 2017|0 Comments

Owl Paws premiere “Fade Into You” for LMSFN compilation

While San Francisco's own Owl Paws has been touring the country in support of their debut album Reservoir and ramping up for the release of a new EP titled [...]

By |February 7, 2017|0 Comments
  • Gravid Water Sketchfest SF
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    Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest

Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest

The premise is simple...but twisted. Take an actor who has memorized and rehearsed a scene from a play and pair them up with an improviser who has no idea [...]

By |January 26, 2017|0 Comments
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    Leah Dou visits the US, brings her tripped-out pop to Hotel Utah

Leah Dou visits the US, brings her tripped-out pop to Hotel Utah

One of my favorites genres from the late '90s and early '00s was the trip hop era. Modern rock radio was filled with the blissful jams of Sneaker Pimps, [...]

By |January 24, 2017|0 Comments
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    Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Sit back, relax, and let "Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy," the new single from Once & Future Band, put you into a fuzzed-out psychedelic trance.

The Oakland-based band [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week
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    The Independent’s Allen Scott on his favorite SF haunt, Nopalito

The Independent’s Allen Scott on his favorite SF haunt, Nopalito

The Independent's Allen Scott (Illustration: Rob Goodman)

Over the past few years, Divisadero Street in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood has been a hotbed of amazing new restaurants, bars, cafes, [...]

By |January 18, 2017|Comments Off on The Independent’s Allen Scott on his favorite SF haunt, Nopalito
  • Soundtracks Live at Sketchfest 2017
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    Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest

Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest

Soundtracks Live at Sketchfest 2017(photo: Rob Goodman)

Back in 2003, New York City-based musician Amy Miles had an idea: get her very funny group of friends together — including Amy [...]

By |January 16, 2017|Comments Off on Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest
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    Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017

Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017

There's a haunting sweetness to "Forces of Decay," the first song from Rogue + Jaye, a new collaboration between Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue and country crooner, Courtney Jaye. The [...]

By |December 26, 2016|Comments Off on Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017
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    You are what you love: Rob Goodman’s six favorite Bay Area shows in 2016

You are what you love: Rob Goodman’s six favorite Bay Area shows in 2016

The Cure, May 2016 (photo: Rob Goodman)

Year after year, I’m reminded that among all the chaos in the world — especially during this tempestuous time in the United States [...]

By |December 20, 2016|1 Comment

David Bazan’s ‘Dark Sacred Night’ in San Francisco

David Bazan (photo: Rob Goodman)

“I am finding the shows cathartic and have really been leaning into that...and I’m having a good time doing it.”

David Bazan, the former songwriter and frontman [...]

By |December 16, 2016|Comments Off on David Bazan’s ‘Dark Sacred Night’ in San Francisco

Julia Jacklin announces spring tour with new album in tow

(photo: Scarlett Mckee)

The disarmingly sweet and melancholy beauty that is Julia Jacklin's debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win, will be coming to life this spring as she sets [...]

By |December 16, 2016|Comments Off on Julia Jacklin announces spring tour with new album in tow
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