SF pays tribute to the First Lady of Country this weekend

(photos: Maurice Tani by Ruth E. Kaiser, Crying Time by Myles Boisen, Michele Kappel by Laura Nichols, Laura Benitez by Emily Sevin)

Country lovers, it's time to pay tribute to [...]

By |June 29, 2018|Comments Off on SF pays tribute to the First Lady of Country this weekend
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    Scenes come together in Andrew St. James and Geographer’s “Jaguar”

Scenes come together in Andrew St. James and Geographer’s “Jaguar”

We love it when two scenes come together for the good of the Bay. Singer-songwriter wunderkind Andrew St. James has teamed up with local synth-pop legend Geographer for "Jaguar," [...]

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Photos: Matt Dorrien at the Big Easy

Matt Dorrien (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

The songs on In the Key of Grey will feel warm and familiar to anyone who’s ever experienced loneliness and heartache.  Dropping the [...]

By |June 28, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Matt Dorrien at the Big Easy

Photos: Water Tower at Smiley’s

Water Tower (photo: Ria Burman)

LA's Water Tower, embarking on a US tour, bluegrass-rocked their way into cool Bolinas from 100-degree heat of Fresno the day before. Lighting up the [...]

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Astronauts, etc. launches new single “The Room”

Astronauts etc. (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Oakland-based indie electronic arranger Astronauts, etc. has released the latest single "The Room" from his forthcoming album Living in Symbol. Out July 27, Living in [...]

By |June 28, 2018|Comments Off on Astronauts, etc. launches new single “The Room”
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    Premiere: Spend a San Francisco afternoon with Magic Magic Roses

Premiere: Spend a San Francisco afternoon with Magic Magic Roses

Today, we're bringing you the latest video from San Francisco's Magic Magic Roses, "In Time." Full of picnics, bocce ball, and lightweight sweaters, it's scenes from a typical San [...]

By |June 27, 2018|1 Comment
  • Shots Fired at The Boom Boom Room, by William Wayland
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    Photos: Shots Fired and the Crooked Stuff at the Boom Boom Room

Photos: Shots Fired and the Crooked Stuff at the Boom Boom Room

Shots Fired (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

When D.J. Williams isn’t performing with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, he has his own jazz/rock/funk project, Shots Fired, and a recently released album, [...]

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    Listen to Oakland artist Baeilou’s beautiful “Eleanora”

Listen to Oakland artist Baeilou’s beautiful “Eleanora”

The cello isn't something you hear a lot in pop music. Enter Oakland's Baeilou, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music taking the cello to new and [...]

By |June 26, 2018|Comments Off on Listen to Oakland artist Baeilou’s beautiful “Eleanora”

Bill Baird releases ANOTHER album

Oakland's Bill Baird released Nightly Never Ending last week, and by my count, it's his SEVENTH album since 2016.

Bill, quite simply, has an ear for mellow pop music, and [...]

By |June 26, 2018|Comments Off on Bill Baird releases ANOTHER album
  • The Pretenders at The Masonic, by Aaron Rubin
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    Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

The Pretenders (photo: Aaron Rubin)

One of the original punk-new wave bands the Pretenders performed at the Masonic last Friday night. Chrissie Hynde was in full force and gave her voice and [...]

Tinariwen roam to The UC Theatre with Dirtwire next month

Willing to bet, in all your years, you've never seen a band of Tuareg musicians.

Willing to bet a little less that you might not even know what 'Tuareg' is [...]

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    Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall

Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall

Katzù Oso (Paul Hernandez) is the dreamy, synth-pop artist you didn't know you needed to hear until right now. Based out of Los Angeles, the Latino solo artist takes [...]

By |June 25, 2018|Comments Off on Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall