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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|Comments Off on OMCA celebrates 50th anniversary with a hella big birthday bash this Friday
  • 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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Well Known Strangers at the Sweetwater Music Hall

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Madlib x Freddie Gibbs at 1015 Folsom
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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 [...]

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Review + Photos: Iron Maiden at Oracle Arena

Iron Maiden (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Tuesday, September 10, the world infamous English heavy metal band Iron Maiden crawled through hellfire to shake the Oracle Arena through its core.

Led by the [...]

By |September 16, 2019|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Dave Matthews Band (photo: Kate Haley)

The newly-opened Chase Center has been open for entertainment less than a week but is already seeing some of the most high profile names in [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Redd Kross and The Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

The Melvins (photo: Karen Goldman)

A few years ago, I came to really understand what living in the Bay Area was all about when I was invited to a group [...]

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Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. [...]

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    Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

For the sixth year in a row, the Ocean Beach Music + Art Festival is coming back to the Outer Sunset. Celebrate the neighborhood with a day of live [...]

By |September 11, 2019|Comments Off on Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset