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.
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    Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Hazel English (Illustration: Rob Goodman)

I first saw Hazel English when she performed a stripped-down set this past spring opening up for Thao Nguyen at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. [...]

By |July 12, 2017|0 Comments
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    ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Ravi Krishnaswami on commercial composing, fooling Iggy Pop

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Ravi Krishnaswami on commercial composing, fooling Iggy Pop

(Illustration: Rob Goodman)

You might not have heard of award-winning commercial composer Ravi Krishnaswami, but you have likely heard his tunes in your favorite TV shows and video games. Ravi [...]

By |June 29, 2017|0 Comments

Never Young set to power up the stage at Phono del Sol

If you love post-hardcore or the kind of raucous punk rock that makes you want to grab your friends and rush the pit, come early to Phono Del Sol [...]

By |June 13, 2017|1 Comment
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    Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary

Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary

There's a world of guitar music pulsating brilliantly just beneath the surface of today's most popular rock and folk tunes. It's a place where original sounds and players from [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary
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    ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business

When I sat down with Lana Porcello and Dave Muller for my new podcast Making Ways — all about the unexpected paths to a creative career — the couple, [...]

By |May 10, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business
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    Giveaway: Diet Cig bring their pop punk party to Rickshaw Stop Tuesday

Giveaway: Diet Cig bring their pop punk party to Rickshaw Stop Tuesday

“Don’t tell me to calm down. I know what I want, so please fuck off,” singer Alex Luciano sings on “Link In Bio,” the third track from her and [...]

By |May 1, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Diet Cig bring their pop punk party to Rickshaw Stop Tuesday

Oakland’s Rays turn it up with debut album

It's rare to find garage rock that sounds as authentic as Rays' self-titled debut. The no-care groove of this Oakland-based group delivers a jangly pop-forward collection of tracks that [...]

By |April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland’s Rays turn it up with debut album
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    Premiere: Owl Paws live video for “Keep On” with Native SF

Premiere: Owl Paws live video for “Keep On” with Native SF

Bay Area favorites Owl Paws have a busy spring lined up, kicking off with the premiere of their Native SF video for "Keep On." Lead singer/songwriter Derek Ted told [...]

By |April 10, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Owl Paws live video for “Keep On” with Native SF
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    ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Letterpress artist James Tucker goes beyond show prints

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Letterpress artist James Tucker goes beyond show prints

Making Ways is a new podcast exploring the unexpected paths to creative careers. Each episode, I talk with a guest from the world of art, music, technology, marketing, or [...]

By |April 7, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Letterpress artist James Tucker goes beyond show prints

Behind The Song: Miss March premiere “Dark Corner”

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

If the [...]

By |April 3, 2017|1 Comment
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    Rose Droll emerges with “A Little Blue,” plots shows, debut EP

Rose Droll emerges with “A Little Blue,” plots shows, debut EP

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The first time I heard Rose Droll was on Instagram. When I saw my friend Valerie’s post, I stopped dead in my tracks. I only heard a [...]

By |March 29, 2017|2 Comments
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    Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop

Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop

Rogue Wave (by: Debra Zeller)

Hometown heroes Rogue Wave returned to the stage last night to celebrate their recently released Cover Me (an album of reinvented 1980s songs) and transport the [...]

By |February 26, 2017|Comments Off on Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop
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