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    Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat’s self-titled debut album was born from emotional and artistic struggles.

The Portland singer-songwriter was heartbroken by the end of a relationship and stifled by her traditional musical studies. [...]

By |April 23, 2018|0 Comments

Princess Nokia headlining 1015 Folsom, FEELS 6

"Girls to the front!" is the rallying cry of visionary Harlem artist Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. While she technically is a rapper, that designation seems reductive now. If [...]

By |April 17, 2018|0 Comments

Gene Evaro Jr. headlining Slim’s on Friday

Gene Evaro Jr. and his band, a bubbly and high-energy funk act from Joshua Tree, released their latest full-length album, Like It's 1965, last week.

In celebration, the four-piece will [...]

By |April 12, 2018|0 Comments
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    Alice Glass embarks on first solo tour, plays SF twice next month

Alice Glass embarks on first solo tour, plays SF twice next month

Alice Glass recently debuted a Zola Jesus remix of "StillBirth," Glass's debut single from 2015. She will also be starting her first solo tour, and also recently released a [...]

By |March 27, 2018|0 Comments
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    Hollie Cook sits atop tropical pop with a Sex Pistols pedigree

Hollie Cook sits atop tropical pop with a Sex Pistols pedigree

(photo: Ollie Grove)

British singer-songwriter Hollie Cook grew up in a musical family and kept the company of rockers and pop stars. Amid her storied exposure to musical luminaries, Cook [...]

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    Sacramento band Sunday School aims to establish Bay Area foothold

Sacramento band Sunday School aims to establish Bay Area foothold

Sacramento-based Sunday School comes to Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday to make an impression on the Bay Area. They will be accompanied by two other Northern California groups, [...]

By |March 21, 2018|Comments Off on Sacramento band Sunday School aims to establish Bay Area foothold
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    Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church

Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church

(photo: Michael Winters)

Once upon a time, when I first moved to California and still had a laminated license from Maine, a clerk at the Berkeley Bowl grocery store told [...]

By |March 21, 2018|Comments Off on Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church
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    Tijuana Panthers bringing lo-fi surf-rock sound to the Chapel

Tijuana Panthers bringing lo-fi surf-rock sound to the Chapel

Tijuana Panthers have left behind teaching in their Long Beach classrooms to appear as the special guest for neighboring OC based band, the Garden, on a US tour (full [...]

By |March 15, 2018|Comments Off on Tijuana Panthers bringing lo-fi surf-rock sound to the Chapel
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    Shopping release third LP, playing Rickshaw Stop with the World

Shopping release third LP, playing Rickshaw Stop with the World

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UK dance-punk trio Shopping have returned with a punchy new full-length called The Official Body, and are set to headline a show at Rickshaw Stop on March [...]

By |March 12, 2018|Comments Off on Shopping release third LP, playing Rickshaw Stop with the World

Common Souls’ electronic R&B thrives in the disconnect

Liminal space, defined as the threshold or in-between stages between rituals by Arnold van Gennep, is a state of limbo. It’s the wiping away of outside influence leading up [...]

By |March 1, 2018|Comments Off on Common Souls’ electronic R&B thrives in the disconnect
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    For amusement only: Spafford playing twice at Terrapin in March

For amusement only: Spafford playing twice at Terrapin in March

Reaching a holy grail destination for up-and-coming jam bands, Arizona-based Spafford has locked down two consecutive nights at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. On Saturday, March 3, [...]

By |February 28, 2018|Comments Off on For amusement only: Spafford playing twice at Terrapin in March

They Might Be Giants might actually be giants

Photo by Shervin Lainez

When it comes to sheer productivity, diversity of projects, and embracing innovation, there is no doubt that They Might Be Giants is a giant among bands.

John Linnell and [...]

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