Headbangers assemble: Babymetal to play Warfield on Oct. 4

The name Babymetal is a wildly appropriate moniker for hardcore headbanger darlings Suzuka Nakamoto and Moa Kikuchi. And no lie, there's a huge dousing of novelty in this act: [...]

By |September 20, 2019|0 Comments
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    Video Premiere: E.G. Phillips’ “Lighthouse at the Edge of the World”

Video Premiere: E.G. Phillips’ “Lighthouse at the Edge of the World”

E.G. Phillips, a San Francisco based singer-songwriter with a fake band called Ducks With Pants.

The creativity that blossoms out of San Francisco often feels unparalleled in variety and in [...]

By |September 19, 2019|1 Comment

Photos: FURY at Tortona Big Top

FURY (photo: Jon Bauer)

Last week saw the successful music/dance show hybrid FURY give a unique performance in Oakland at the Tortona Big Top. Featuring the music of YASSOU, the show [...]

By |September 19, 2019|0 Comments
  • Sandy's at the Chapel, by Paige K. Parsons
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    Photos: San Francisco’s Sandy’s show FAST TIMES at the Chapel for new EP ‘Chime’

Photos: San Francisco’s Sandy’s show FAST TIMES at the Chapel for new EP ‘Chime’

Sandy's (By: Paige K. Parsons)

Over the weekend, a special evening (presented by Andrew St. James) at the Chapel under the title FAST TIMES took over the venue with a headlining [...]

By |September 19, 2019|0 Comments
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    “Hotel Figueroa” is Text Me’s third single off of ‘Group Chat Vol. 2’

“Hotel Figueroa” is Text Me’s third single off of ‘Group Chat Vol. 2’

And we have another one from the folks from Text Me camp: An LA excursion with the one-two punch combo of Ricky Lake and Sam Johnson.

"Hotel Figueroa" arrives as [...]

By |September 18, 2019|0 Comments
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    OMCA celebrates 50th anniversary with a hella big birthday bash this Friday

OMCA celebrates 50th anniversary with a hella big birthday bash this Friday

Since the headline pretty much spells it out, we'll just give you the important stuff on OMCA's hella big birthday bash:

It's Friday at OMCA. Free admission. Music. Food [...]

By |September 18, 2019|0 Comments
  • The Well Known Strangers at the Sweetwater Music Hall, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: The Well Known Strangers at the Sweetwater Music Hall

Review + Photos: The Well Known Strangers at the Sweetwater Music Hall

The Well Known Strangers (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Bay Area country-soul band The Well Known Strangers started their journey with jam sessions between random musicians. Soon after it became [...]

By |September 18, 2019|0 Comments

Balanced BreakFEST grand slams into Amnesia

Calling all early birds — this weekend only at Amnesia in San Francisco, breakfast will be served all day. But don't expect a slice of cantaloupe and toast; instead, [...]

By |September 17, 2019|3 Comments
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    Pop-Up Magazine makes a great ‘Escape’ to the Bay Area and beyond

Pop-Up Magazine makes a great ‘Escape’ to the Bay Area and beyond

What is Pop-Up Magazine? Well...for starters, it's not a magazine, not really anyway. But if you took the contents of a good magazine — narrative explorations on art, music, [...]

By |September 17, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Jay Som + Boy Scouts at the Fillmore

Jay Som (photo: Norm deVeyra)

The Bay Area's rock darling Melina Mae Duterte, better known by her stage name Jay Som, gave a hometown performance at the beloved Fillmore in support [...]

By |September 17, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Madlib x Freddie Gibbs at 1015 Folsom

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Sunday, September 8, world-class beat-maker and hip-hop producer Madlib and rapper Freddie Gibbs hosted a sold out and sweaty night of bumping [...]

By |September 16, 2019|0 Comments
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    Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

It's been two years since Emily McLean's venture into pop-minded, minimal R&B on her last EP Shades, made under the watchful eye of producer Mars Today. On Canons, her [...]

By |September 16, 2019|0 Comments
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