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    Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Like most of us, composer Arturo Rodriguez didn't know how to best express the magnitude of his sorrow when he first heard about the Ghost Ship fire in late [...]

By |April 16, 2018|Comments Off on Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Bands In Portrait: Random Door

“I think doing DIY shows is a political statement,” says Katya Bitar; one half of the promotion duo Random Door. “It's sort of like taking artistic endeavors into your [...]

By |April 12, 2018|1 Comment

Pete Frauenfelder on trading the Bay for New Mexico

The Bay Area music veteran explains why he broke up with SF and its surroundings for the Southwest.

My new home of Mesilla, New Mexico is 47 miles west of [...]

By |April 11, 2018|1 Comment
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    With ‘Mother,’ Aish releases personal collection of avant-garde pop

With ‘Mother,’ Aish releases personal collection of avant-garde pop

Humid heat drapes over the Indian city of New Delhi every day as people hustle throughout the busy metropolis. From one side of town to the other, there's barely [...]

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Catching up with Soccer Mommy, between South By and SF

(photo: Shervin Lainez)

“I love when gas stations have pumpkin seeds,” Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison tells me over the phone, recuperating at home in Nashville after a successful first SXSW. [...]

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    Airbnb adds intimate concerts at unique venues to its range of experiences

Airbnb adds intimate concerts at unique venues to its range of experiences

Sol Development performs Airbnb Concert hosted by Zoo Labs of Oakland

Since its inception 10 years ago, Airbnb has changed the face of lodging, offering  4.5 million listings for short-term rent [...]

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Music and Mortality: Avi Vinocur, “Blizzard”

When Avi Vinocur's Goodnight, Texas bandmate's father — a New Jerseyan, the kind of character you couldn't write, and, most importantly, one of Avi's closest friends — died, he [...]

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Bon Voyage, Robert!

(photo: Norm deVeyra)

I'm going to be very up front with you, dear reader: Robert makes it look easy.

Robert Alleyne has been a photographer for The Bay Bridged for two [...]

By |March 16, 2018|Comments Off on Bon Voyage, Robert!

Music and Mortality: Rachel Lark, “This Year”

A show of hands: How many of you ended up crying/screaming/releasing a tidal wave of emotions the night of November 8, 2016, regardless of who you voted for?

Rachel Lark's [...]

By |March 15, 2018|Comments Off on Music and Mortality: Rachel Lark, “This Year”
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    Well, Actually: Adventures in mansplaining in our music community

Well, Actually: Adventures in mansplaining in our music community

When I was a kid, my dad owned a coin-operated machine business. On any given day, our house had a couple of defunct arcade games with their circuit boards [...]

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Homecoming: G-Eazy is a Bay Area man through and through

G-Eazy (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Gerald Gillum is a Bay Area man through and through. Best known as G-Eazy, the Oakland rapper has toured the world, made it on to mainstream radio [...]

By |March 1, 2018|Comments Off on Homecoming: G-Eazy is a Bay Area man through and through
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    Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”

Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”

Remember a few months ago when we made you all cry with videos of local musicians singing songs about death and grieving? We are here with more Music and [...]

By |March 1, 2018|Comments Off on Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”