Photos: The Kills return to The Fox

The Kills (photo: Ian Young)

Hard rockers The Kills returned once again to an enthusiastic and ready crowd at the Fox Theater in Oakland last Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. [...]

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    Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Allison Crutchfield (photo: James Chan)

First thing's first: Never pay to go into a show if all you're going to is stand by the front and act like it's OK [...]

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Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots


Download: Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots (Podcast #403)

This episode first appeared on KQED.org.

We showcase a ton of new and emerging Bay Area bands on these mixtapes every [...]

Review: Nick Hakim at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Nick Hakim (photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Words by Mark Spero

On Wednesday, March 22, the Brick and Mortar Music Hall was sold out for Nick Hakim, a singer-songwriter out of New York whose [...]

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    Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Teenage Fanclub (photo: Patric Carver)

Words by SarahJayn Kemp

Britta Phillips brought a quelling familiarity onto the stage, as if we were all regulars a bar where she headlined frequently. Because of [...]

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Safer Spaces DIY Oakland fundraiser at Thee Parkside 3/28

Lately, a lot of things have been harder to deal with in the DIY scene. A lot of our friends passed away, and because of this people are using [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 24 – 26

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 24 – 26

Terry Malts are back and coming to Brick + Mortar.

Friday, March 24
Terry Malts, Circuits @ Brick + Mortar
Hot off the release of their new record, Terry Malts come to [...]

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    Q&A: Gabby La La and Snow Angel are singing of friendship and playing funk-pop

Q&A: Gabby La La and Snow Angel are singing of friendship and playing funk-pop

Snow Angel bandmates have got it just right by just being themselves. They are part kickass women, part masterful instrumentalists, and part playful girls wrapped in a colorful musical [...]

By |March 24, 2017|2 Comments

Photos + Review: MØ and Tei Shi at The Warfield

MØ (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The last time Karen Marie — aka MØ  — performed in the Bay Area was at the 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival. She went on despite [...]

Review: Little Simz starts a party in Oakland

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Words by Mark Spero

Last Tuesday, March 21, people packed the New Parish in Oakland for a lineup of local acts and international stars. The intimate venue [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Gutter Swan

Gutter Swan (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Loryn and Steve, collectively known as Gutter Swan, are an acoustic duo who reinterpret songs into their own sound. The band is now just over a [...]

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Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Since it's first release with Tino Drima last year, Gaylord's Party Music has built a wonderful roster of Bay Area artists that are always just a little left of [...]