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: 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

(photo: Greg Edwards)

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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    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|Comments Off on Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”
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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|Comments Off on Guitarist Richard Osborn to celebrate new album at Stranded Records

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|Comments Off on Owl Paws premiere “Fade Into You” for LMSFN compilation
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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|Comments Off on Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest
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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|Comments Off on Leah Dou visits the US, brings her tripped-out pop to Hotel Utah
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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
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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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