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: K.Flay is between homes but busier than ever

Chicago born and raised, Stanford-educated and Brooklyn-based rapper K.Flay is homeless.

It’s a temporary predicament, but less than two years after moving to New York to pursue her career with [...]

Review & Video: Free Energy at Slim's, 6/8/13

Many bands would use the opportunity of a light crowd to work on new songs and timing, play it safe and get back on the road quickly. Slim’s was [...]

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    Review, Photos & Video: Mumford & Sons @ Greek Theatre, 5/30/13

Review, Photos & Video: Mumford & Sons @ Greek Theatre, 5/30/13

“How many of you are students?”

Marcus Mumford surveyed the packed crowd at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre Thursday night, the second of three consecutive sell-outs for London folk-rockers Mumford & [...]

By |June 3, 2013|Comments Off on Review, Photos & Video: Mumford & Sons @ Greek Theatre, 5/30/13
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    Q & A: OONA's Oona Garthwaite on her band's origins and her musical upbringing

Q & A: OONA's Oona Garthwaite on her band's origins and her musical upbringing

Prior to her band OONA’s show with Midi Matilda and Holychild last week, The Bay Bridged chatted with opener Oona Garthwaite.

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    Interview: Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd discuss 'The Terror,' the evolution of their live show and much more

Interview: Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd discuss 'The Terror,' the evolution of their live show and much more

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The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and multi-instrumentalist/music arranger Steven Drozd won’t mince their words – their band’s new album, The Terror, is their darkest [...]

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    Review & Photos: Midi Matilda, OONA, holychild @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/17/13

Review & Photos: Midi Matilda, OONA, holychild @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/17/13

If the only time someone has seen San Francisco’s Midi Matilda was at last year’s Live 105 BFD, when the guitar and drums synth-pop duo struggled with gear malfunctions [...]

By |May 20, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Midi Matilda, OONA, holychild @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/17/13

Photos & Tweets: The 2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

The first annual BottleRock Napa Valley Festival brought over 50 bands to the Napa Valley Expo for four days of music over the weekend, and our Roman Gokhman was [...]

By |May 13, 2013|Comments Off on Photos & Tweets: The 2013 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival
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    Interview: Marina and the Diamonds brings 'Electra Heart' to The Warfield

Interview: Marina and the Diamonds brings 'Electra Heart' to The Warfield

Judging by the size of the venues she has been playing, it would be fair to say Marina Diamandis has had a good year. Last summer the pop songstress, [...]

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    Interview: BRMC's Robert Levon Been joins his father's bandmates to bring back The Call

Interview: BRMC's Robert Levon Been joins his father's bandmates to bring back The Call

Seminal ‘80s Santa Cruz rockers The Call disbanded in 2000 when frontman-bassist Michael Been decided to focus his energy on his son’s fledgling career. So in a roundabout way, [...]

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    Review, Photos & Video: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Diamond Rings @ Regency Ballroom, 4/12/13

Review, Photos & Video: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Diamond Rings @ Regency Ballroom, 4/12/13

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Following Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s show at the Regency Ballroom Friday evening, no one could claim that that frontman-bassist Andy McCluskey was phoning it [...]

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    If you’re going to Napa: BottleRock festival's founders offer tips on lodging and transportation

If you’re going to Napa: BottleRock festival's founders offer tips on lodging and transportation

(Editor's note: Did you read our in-depth profile of the upcoming BottleRock Napa Valley festival last week? Here's some info that didn't make it into that piece that's important [...]

By |April 9, 2013|Comments Off on If you’re going to Napa: BottleRock festival's founders offer tips on lodging and transportation
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    Interview: BottleRock aims to bring a major music festival to wine country

Interview: BottleRock aims to bring a major music festival to wine country

Longtime Napa residents and businessmen Bob Vogt and Gabe Meyers think that as important as Napa County has been for the Bay Area in terms of food and wine, [...]

By |April 5, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: BottleRock aims to bring a major music festival to wine country
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