Fime on their ‘Sprawl’ EP, music videos, and LA move

My first impression of Fime, outside of listening to their most recent EP Sprawl, was how gracious they were while I fumbled with my audio recording software and anxiously [...]

By |November 29, 2019|0 Comments
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    The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

This month, Santa Cruz-based the Painted Horses released their second, self-titled album and it is a collection of folk rock songs we are delighted to have found. Following the [...]

By |November 21, 2019|0 Comments
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    An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

The first Luke Sweeney song I heard started with crickets.

It begins like a warm summer evening: the chirping, a simple solid baseline, a soft, kind voice. Then the song [...]

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Band Art with Cody Blanchard

“I like surreal art that doesn’t take itself too seriously,” says Cody Blanchard as we discuss the vaguely disturbing but wonderfully intriguing images from books like Shel Silverstein’s Falling [...]

By |October 8, 2019|Comments Off on Band Art with Cody Blanchard
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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|Comments Off on Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

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. [...]

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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|Comments Off on Blues Lawyer luck into ‘Something Different’
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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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