Interview: Kopecky Family Band helping raise kids

If Nashville’s Kopecky Family Band never makes it higher on the ladder of success – that of an indie sextet best known in the Midwest for blending orchestral pop [...]

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    Interview: Lykke Li learns from life experience, adjusts her goals

Interview: Lykke Li learns from life experience, adjusts her goals

Lykke Li wants to discuss many topics. The public persona of the Swedish singer-songwriter may be that of a guarded soul, the woman in black, a la Nick Cave [...]

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    Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

“What’s the Interruption?” the Mormon asked me, referring to The Interrupters t-shirt I was wearing. I can’t say for certain if he actually was a Mormon but he definitely [...]

By |September 16, 2014|4 Comments

Neck of the Woods breathes new life into the Avenues

The Inner Richmond is a modest cut of San Francisco. To an outsider, it's known for its Chinese Food, proximity to Golden Gate Park, flat streets and that familiar [...]

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    Interview: Astronauts, etc. releases ‘Sadie’ EP, breaking in new Oakland venue Leo’s

Interview: Astronauts, etc. releases ‘Sadie’ EP, breaking in new Oakland venue Leo’s

This month, Anthony Ferraro's plan is to record his first full-length album at Tiny Telephone under the appropriately cosmic moniker Astronauts, etc. The project's name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to [...]

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Interview: Pissin’ in the Wind with John Murry

Photo: Amoreena Berg

A conversation with Oakland's John Murry is an adventure that takes you all over the place. He'll quickly change the subject from sports, history, fiction, politics, and [...]

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    Interview: SoFA Street Fair returns with eclectic day of free music in San Jose

Interview: SoFA Street Fair returns with eclectic day of free music in San Jose

Before reading Jody Amable’s fantastic "In Defense of San Jose," I had forgotten that city even existed, let alone existed with a thriving music and arts scene. San Jose, [...]

By |September 9, 2014|2 Comments

Video / Interview: Mark Nelsen, “Homeward”

Earlier this summer, San Francisco's own Mark Nelsen dropped his first solo effort, a woozy, five-track EP called Homeward. Apart from being Nelsen's strongest offering as a songwriter (his previous work can [...]

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    Interview: SF’s Cathedrals find balance in opposing forces

Interview: SF’s Cathedrals find balance in opposing forces

Imagine two entities traveling along opposite frequencies. The first sine wave is bouncing frantically, along its axis, hitting different targets along the way, as if in a game of [...]

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    Q&A: Night Terrors of 1927 prone to accidents, accidentally starting bands

Q&A: Night Terrors of 1927 prone to accidents, accidentally starting bands

Jarrod Gorbel is having a hard three days. For reasons that will soon become clear, the leading vocalist of SoCal anthemic pop duo Night Terrors of 1927 (which includes [...]

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    Outside Lands Interview: Glasgow’s Chvrches hurtling over growing pains

Outside Lands Interview: Glasgow’s Chvrches hurtling over growing pains

Perhaps it’s superstition, but Iain Cook says that his band, Glasgow’s Chvrches, will have a tough decision to make once the trio heads back to the studio to record [...]

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A ride in a van with the boys of Goodnight, Texas

7:40 p.m.

Avi Vinocur is practicing. The back of his new car, a 2011 Ford E-150—a behemoth on the slender streets of San Francisco—is hanging open; a stack of black [...]

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