Jeanines’ minor-key pop at two Bay Area shows this week

A chilly winter night is the perfect time to go see Jeanines’ warm post-punk pop. The Brooklyn-based group is energetic and fun with a touch of sadness and that [...]

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    Photos: Dead + Company celebrate the new year at Chase Center

Photos: Dead + Company celebrate the new year at Chase Center

Dead & Company (photo: Kate Haley)

Former members of the iconic Grateful Dead with a host of other talented musicians brought in the new year under their Dead & Company name [...]

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Beyond The Bay: Silversun Pickups at Ace of Spades

Silversun Pickups (photo: Patric Carver)

Silversun Pickups played to a sold-out crowd at Ace of Spades. Security was very tight, and there was a line winding around the block to [...]

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Best of 2019: Jon Bauer’s favorite show photos from 2019

Beats Antique (photo: Jon Bauer)

Editor's note:Jon Bauer is one of our favorite photographers and we have been lucky to have him photograph for us for many years now. Every [...]

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Best of 2019: William Wayland’s favorite photos

Angelo Moore (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

In 2019 I saw the documentary Bad Reputation and decided I better check out Joan Jett. I even got in a fight with her [...]

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  • Royal Jelly Jive at the Sweetwater Music Hall, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Best of 2019: Carolyn McCoy’s favorite show photos from 2019

Best of 2019: Carolyn McCoy’s favorite show photos from 2019

Queensrÿche (photo: Carolyn McCoy)
Words by Carolyn McCoy

What can I say? Writing about and phtographic live music I find myself having some amazing experiences, and this year was pretty awesome. One [...]

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Best Of 2019: Ian Young’s favorite show photos from 2019

Princess Nokia (photo: Ian Young)

It was another year of incredible live music, from catching my favorite artists playing at my favorite festivals to discovering new acts playing in new [...]

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    Kurt Vile’s first solo tour in 10 years touches down at Castro Theatre

Kurt Vile’s first solo tour in 10 years touches down at Castro Theatre

Following the one year anniversary of Kurt Vile’s eighth solo studio album, Bottle It In (Matador Records), the singer just announced his first solo tour in 10 years, with [...]

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Best Of the 2010s: JD’s decade in one handy playlist

Ketchup packets.

I didn’t anticipate such a seemingly innocuous object would become the impetus of change I needed, but there I was in 2012, dodging fast food items hurled at [...]

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Photos: Andrew St. James at the Chapel

Andrew St. James (photo: Ian Young)

Santa came early this year in the form of local musician Andrew St. James, who christened the Chapel with his Fast Times! party, a [...]

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Best Of 2019: Derek’s favorite Wine Country releases

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Look, from an artist's perspective, I get why y'all don't come up here all the time. Having grown up here, I'll admit that Sonoma County is pretty [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway Thursday: The Y Axes, Trainwreck Riders and more

Ticket Giveaway Thursday: The Y Axes, Trainwreck Riders and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram [...]

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