About Roman Gokhman

Roman Gokhman has been covering the music scene in the Bay Area since 2006; first with the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and the San Jose Mercury News, and since 2011, as a staff feature writer with The Bay Bridged. Follow him at Twitter.com/RomiTheWriter and RomiTheWriter.Tumblr.com, where he posts Q&A outtakes from most of his artist interviews.

Interview: Little Daylight remix their way to success

Three friends bond over a shared love of electronic music and decide to start a band — a common-enough origin story. But for Brooklyn’s Little Daylight, success began to trickle […]

By |April 16, 2014|0 Comments
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    Interview: Conway’s image inspired by music, not expectations

Interview: Conway’s image inspired by music, not expectations

Kassia Conway never thought of herself as P. Diddy’s “type.” But with only 48 hours’ notice last winter, she found herself as the main and only musical act at […]

By |April 15, 2014|0 Comments

In Warfield performance, Bastille refuses to settle

Photos by Jon Ching

Four times since July 2013, England electronic pop quartet Bastille has passed through the Bay Area. And in that time, the band’s local fan base has […]

By |April 11, 2014|0 Comments

At The Fillmore, Haim reunites the family band

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“XO.”

The Beyonce song was slated and typed in as the encore opener to Haim’s short set at The Fillmore Wednesday evening. But the show had […]

By |April 11, 2014|0 Comments

Interview: Life surpasses wildest dreams for The 1975

Matty Healy describes his life, at this moment, as a series of surreal situations strung together by his and his bandmates’ tales of other surreal stories: being approached by […]

By |April 8, 2014|1 Comment
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    Interview: How BottleRock Napa Valley’s rebirth came to be

Interview: How BottleRock Napa Valley’s rebirth came to be

While tens of thousands flooded the Napa Valley Expo last year for five days of music, gourmet food, wine, comedy and parties last May, and most of them went […]

By |April 1, 2014|1 Comment

Interview: The Kin plot their next musical robbery

New York rock trio The Kin really love heist movies. Brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren (who hail from Australia) and drummer Shakerleg, formerly a Big Apple subway performer, appreciate […]

By |March 20, 2014|Comments Off
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    Interview: With ‘Beneath the Brine’, The Family Crest prepares for the spotlight

Interview: With ‘Beneath the Brine’, The Family Crest prepares for the spotlight

As much as the lives of the seven musicians in San Francisco’s The Family Crest have changed since signing with Portland label Tender Loving Empire a year ago, the […]

By |March 17, 2014|Comments Off

Interview: Hard work paying off for The Soft White Sixties

Octavio Genera, frontman and vocalist for San Francisco soul rock quartet The Soft White Sixties, sits in a plush chair in front of a futuristic dashboard of mixers and […]

By |February 19, 2014|1 Comment
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    Interview: Eschewing business of music, Marissa Nadler soars with ‘July’

Interview: Eschewing business of music, Marissa Nadler soars with ‘July’

The last few years has seen a surge of musicians leaving labels to self-release albums. The frequent arguments against label partnerships have included more freedom of artistic expression, no […]

By |February 17, 2014|Comments Off
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    Q&A with Royal Teeth: Louisiana band hits SF while working on new songs

Q&A with Royal Teeth: Louisiana band hits SF while working on new songs

Louisiana pop sextet Royal Teeth will make its third San Francisco stop within a 12-month stretch Thursday, when it headlines at the Chapel. Still touring in support of 2013’s […]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off
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    Interview: Not content to be #1 in the UK, Biffy Clyro heads to America

Interview: Not content to be #1 in the UK, Biffy Clyro heads to America

Few rock bands in the United Kingdom had as successful of a 2013 as Biffy Clyro. After more than 15 years of sweating it out on stage with a […]

By |February 6, 2014|2 Comments
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