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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    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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    Lee Bob & The Truth share Standing Rock album, play Elbo Room

Lee Bob & The Truth share Standing Rock album, play Elbo Room

Lee Bob & The Truth are returning to San Francisco this week, taking the stage at Elbo Room on Thursday just before embarking on a new recording adventure for [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Lee Bob & The Truth share Standing Rock album, play Elbo Room
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    Mahgeetah and friends celebrate with holiday concert for a cause

Mahgeetah and friends celebrate with holiday concert for a cause

What better way to spend a Saturday night than seeing live music and supporting women's healthcare? On Saturday, December 17 Mahgeetah bring their mighty, foot-stompin' brand of rock and [...]

By |December 12, 2016|Comments Off on Mahgeetah and friends celebrate with holiday concert for a cause

Owl Paws unleash new single “Animal Brain”

San Francisco's Owl Paws has announced a new EP entitled Smoke Rings & Diamonds.

The first single from the Sean Paulson-recorded album is "Animal Brain." Captured at Different Fur Studios [...]

By |December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Owl Paws unleash new single “Animal Brain”
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    Nick Valensi of The Strokes brings his band CRX to Slim’s next month

Nick Valensi of The Strokes brings his band CRX to Slim’s next month

Take a healthy dose of California sunshine, add a heap of adoration for The Cars, stir it up with the signature guitar sounds of The Strokes, sprinkle some Queens [...]

By |November 18, 2016|Comments Off on Nick Valensi of The Strokes brings his band CRX to Slim’s next month

Slow Club to play Social Hall SF tomorrow

Just as San Francisco begins its slow descent into the brisk months we kinda-sorta refer to as winter, this week the British duo Slow Club offer up a show [...]

By |November 15, 2016|Comments Off on Slow Club to play Social Hall SF tomorrow
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    Cherry Glazerr come roaring back with ‘Apocalipstick,’ play Slim’s next year

Cherry Glazerr come roaring back with ‘Apocalipstick,’ play Slim’s next year

Cherry Glazerr is gearing up for a colossal 2017 with a new album, label, and sound that leaves behind their slacker-styled indie rock in favor of giant drums, raucous [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Comments Off on Cherry Glazerr come roaring back with ‘Apocalipstick,’ play Slim’s next year

Day Wave joins Harvest Records, releases new song

(photo: Pooneh Ghana)

Oakland’s own shoegaze-infected surf rockers, Day Wave have signed with Harvest Records —the label owned by Capitol Music Group and home to TV On The Radio, Best [...]

By |November 9, 2016|Comments Off on Day Wave joins Harvest Records, releases new song
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    Sunflower Bean cast their spell this Halloween at Rickshaw Stop

Sunflower Bean cast their spell this Halloween at Rickshaw Stop

(photo: Rebekah Campbell)

When Sunflower Bean comes rolling into town this Halloween, they’ll be doing it on the heels of a nearly year-long touring adventure. It’s been a whirlwind of [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Comments Off on Sunflower Bean cast their spell this Halloween at Rickshaw Stop

Giveaway: Here comes Wet Hot SF Summer

Shake off your candy corn hangover and get ready to send our Bay Area summer off in style with Sea Witch’s Wet Hot SF Summer party on November 5 [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: Here comes Wet Hot SF Summer
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