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    Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

(illustration: Isaiah Wilson)

Words by The San Jose Come Up

The Come Up strives to ensure that we have a diverse array of artists actively participating in our shows. But we [...]

By |September 11, 2019|0 Comments

Band Art with Jesse Rimler

“The idea isn’t to draw a specific musician, but to capture the feeling of making music.”

It’s always exciting to find a multi-faceted artist: The writer meets musician meets illustrator. [...]

By |September 10, 2019|0 Comments

Blues Lawyer luck into ‘Something Different’

Following the release of their 2018 debut album Guess Work, wonderfully anxious pop outfit Blues Lawyer was forced to reconsider their original plan for the project, which was to stop.

See, [...]

By |August 30, 2019|0 Comments
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    Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’

Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’

Slugger from left to right: Robert McLean, Hezekiah Donaghy, Alex Vargas, Josiah Donaghy

It’s a muggy late-summer evening in south Santa Rosa. As the four members of Slugger dutifully distribute [...]

By |August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’
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    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass reveal two more lists of confirmed artists

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass reveal two more lists of confirmed artists

The 19th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival has recently released not one but two additional waves of artist announcements. In addition to celebrating our country’s rich musical heritage, the [...]

By |August 12, 2019|1 Comment
  • Kacey Musgraves at Outside Lands 2019, by Daniel Kielman
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    Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records

Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records

Kacey Musgraves at Outside Lands 2019 (all photos: Daniel Kielman)

For a full photo gallery of the festival, click here.

DAY ONE

Friday at Outside Lands is never off to a particularly [...]

By |August 12, 2019|Comments Off on Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records
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    Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway

Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway

About a week ago, I was at the New Parkway to see a movie, and I noticed an unsettling hum coming from the other theater. Was that the tritone? [...]

By |July 31, 2019|Comments Off on Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway

Bands In Portrait: Ellisa Sun sets on the Bay

At the end of 2017, Ellisa Sun was looking for her next challenge. "My band and I got to play the Great American Music Hall, we got to play [...]

Self-mythologizing with Abe Hollow

I first met Adam Hirsch, the man behind the project Abe Hollow, at a house show in Oakland.

We only chatted briefly, introducing ourselves and setting up a time to [...]

By |July 10, 2019|Comments Off on Self-mythologizing with Abe Hollow

The best Boogaloo bloopers and vendors

From the Chats to the Clams, to Mr. Waters and a giant, diving panda, this year’s Burger Boogaloo was a solid, fun-filled weekend. It certainly had its moments, and some [...]

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    With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.

For [...]

By |July 2, 2019|Comments Off on With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide

San Francisco's storied queer history has been rightfully brought to light over the years, and while the 50-year anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall riots in New York City seems [...]

By |June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide
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