• Evolfo at Moe's Alley, by Joshua Huver
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    Evolfo brought a unique blend of garage and soul to Moe’s Alley

Evolfo brought a unique blend of garage and soul to Moe’s Alley

Evolfo (photos: Joshua Huver)

Last Thursday, the soulfully soothing sounds of an East Coast garage band invaded Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz ahead of a return to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival [...]

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Planet Booty is ready to shake it at The Independent

Funky. Fun. Feel-good. That’s Planet Booty.

And plenty fans and backers agree. The electro-funk-R&B band out of Oakland surpassed its recent $22,000 Kickstarter goal — reaching $25,403 — no sweat. [...]

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  • Conor Oberst at The Fillmore, by Joshua Huver
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    Conor Oberst, Jim James welcome M. Ward to Fillmore for Hardly Strictly encore

Conor Oberst, Jim James welcome M. Ward to Fillmore for Hardly Strictly encore

Conor Oberst (photo: Joshua Huver)

Conor Oberst convinced his friends to stick around Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival an extra day for a special engagement at The Fillmore on Saturday night, October [...]

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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 3 – 6

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 3 – 6

Look back on your life with Okkervil River this week at The Independent.

Monday, October 3
Frankie Cosmos, IJI @ Starline Social Club
The Frankie Cosmos mini Bay Area residency continues, this [...]

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    Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Last week San Francisco's Poor Things premiered their debut EP, Bad Cursive, over on DoTheBay. Officially out today on Gaylord's Party Music, Bad Cursive is bedroom pop done right. [...]

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Photos: Silent Siren take the stage at Slim’s

Silent Siren (photo: Ian Young)

Words & Photos by Ian Young

Japanese pop band Silent Siren returned to Slim's in San Francisco on Sunday night as part of their mini-US tour that also [...]

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Photos: The Mekons at The Crepe Place

The Mekons (photo: Patric Carver)

British-American rock band The Mekons played to an intimate crowd at the Crepe Place just down south in Santa Cruz last Thursday evening, September 29, 2016. Our [...]

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  • Frank Portman - Mr T Experience
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    The Mr. T Experience: Celebrating 30 years with a new album, new novel, and a new start

The Mr. T Experience: Celebrating 30 years with a new album, new novel, and a new start

(photo: Wilson Photoworks)

Thirty years ago, the Mr. T Experience released their first album, Everybody’s Entitled to Their Own Opinion, a rudimentary blast of bubblegum disguised as a punk album. From [...]

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Photos: DJ Shadow spins to a sold-out crowd at 1015 Folsom

DJ Shadow (photo: Ian Young)

Words & Photos by Ian Young

The Bay Area's own DJ Shadow played a sold-out hometown show to an ecstatic audience full of longtime fans, collaborators, and party [...]

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    Cymbals Eat Guitars deliver a perfect set at Swedish American Hall

Cymbals Eat Guitars deliver a perfect set at Swedish American Hall

Cymbals Eat Guitars is the Platonic ideal for a rock band. The New Jersey quartet’s performance at Swedish American Hall this past Saturday was everything that rock and roll [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 30 – Oct 2

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 30 – Oct 2

Get cosmic and Californian at 'The Golden State Record,' one night only at The Greek.
Friday, September 30
The Golden State Record @ The Greek Theatre
A very unique event presented by [...]

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Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”

One of Oakland's fastest-rising stars in the last few years has been Xavier Dphrepaulezz, more recognizable as the soul-blended and bluesy musician Fantastic Negrito, and who could better be [...]

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