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    Lebanese icon Yasmine Hamdan comes to Great American this weekend

Lebanese icon Yasmine Hamdan comes to Great American this weekend

(photo: Tanya Feghali)

Yasmine Hamdan — appearing at the Great American Music Hall on November 12 — is a Lebanese icon. Known internationally for her enchanting, emotionally and politically-charged pop [...]

By |November 8, 2017|Comments Off on Lebanese icon Yasmine Hamdan comes to Great American this weekend

Chelsea Wolfe finds songs in Carl Sagan and the Salton Sea

(photo: Bill Crisfari)

Words by Erin Lyndal Martin

Chelsea Wolfe loves heavy metal. So much so that in 2015 she made a Spotify playlist featuring some of her favorite metal [...]

By |November 1, 2017|Comments Off on Chelsea Wolfe finds songs in Carl Sagan and the Salton Sea
  • The Wrecks at Daggett Plaza by Estefany Gonzalez
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    Behind The Scenes: The Wrecks + Vesperteen at Bottom Of The Hill

Behind The Scenes: The Wrecks + Vesperteen at Bottom Of The Hill

It feels like just yesterday we introduced TBB readers to the Wrecks.

Though it’s only been a few months since the band opened for All Time Low at the Fox [...]

By |October 27, 2017|Comments Off on Behind The Scenes: The Wrecks + Vesperteen at Bottom Of The Hill
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    Halloween cover shows: A who’s-who of Bay Area bands for 2017

Halloween cover shows: A who’s-who of Bay Area bands for 2017

Jonny Ross Andrew and Jared Wallace performing as AC/DC for Halloween 2016 (photo: Eric Molyneaux)

Halloween was rad as a kid because it was the one day a year that [...]

By |October 27, 2017|Comments Off on Halloween cover shows: A who’s-who of Bay Area bands for 2017

Bands In Portrait: vverevvolf

As soon as vverevvolf arrive for our interview, they were brimming with positive energy. Kelsey LeRae and Dylan Gallagher have an aura to them. Whether it was discussing Katy [...]

By |October 17, 2017|Comments Off on Bands In Portrait: vverevvolf

Listen: Reisender’s new single, “Generation 1099”

(photo: Sammy Lynn)

Reisender (RIGH-sender)’s infectious new single “Generation 1099” rings just a little too true for much of the creative community in the Bay Area. “Do or die, do [...]

By |October 13, 2017|Comments Off on Listen: Reisender’s new single, “Generation 1099”

Oakland’s RAYS bring their banner year to a close

Words by Jordan Martich

A new member, a fantastically received debut album, and a successful recent tour have made this year an important one for Oakland band RAYS, who bridge [...]

By |October 12, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland’s RAYS bring their banner year to a close
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    Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

San Francisco label Text Me Records has done a good job thus far of pushing a vast selection of new artists through its New Phone, Who Dis? monthly showcase. [...]

By |October 11, 2017|Comments Off on Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

It’s Wilde Where? At the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater!

John McLaren Park — just one exit past Cesar Chavez on the south side of the 101-280 interchange — is a gorgeous, wild expanse of land with some of [...]

By |October 4, 2017|1 Comment

Bands In Portrait: Lapel

“I always look at past records like prom dresses,” explains San Francisco based singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher. “At the time you thought you were just the star — you felt [...]

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Bands In Portrait: New Spell

“I was pretty heartbroken...and it's not because it was unexpected, but it's more because it just feels like this man just gave the middle finger to the entire world,” [...]

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  • 3 O'Clock Rock, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

It’s early evening, but time seems irrelevant in 3 O’Clock Rock’s cluttered basement practice space nestled in the belly of downtown Oakland. Instructor Donn Spindt is leading a student [...]

By |September 20, 2017|Comments Off on 3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock