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 [...]

By |December 27, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |December 26, 2019|0 Comments

Best Of 2019: Derek’s favorite Wine Country releases

Pictured: The author.

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 [...]

By |December 26, 2019|1 Comment
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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 [...]

By |December 26, 2019|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve is funk’n jam packed in the Bay Area

(photos: Estefany Gonzalez, Kate Haley, Ria Burman)

This New Year's Eve, prepare for more music than you can handle. As we mentioned previously, December 2019 is uncharacteristically loaded with excellent [...]

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King Dream closes a banner decade with “Patriot”

Jeremy Lyon's really had a great decade. From cutting his professional teeth with the locally loved Tumbleweed Wanderers to striking out on his own as King Dream last year, [...]

By |December 20, 2019|1 Comment

The TBB NYE Roundup: 11 live shows to ring in the new year

If you're looking for a music-fueled New Year’s Eve party in the Bay Area, call off the search because we've got you covered. From legendary funk artists in large [...]

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Before you go, listen to Sun Kin’s “Moon-Crane”

Before everyone jets off for the holidays, I want to draw your attention back to the Bay Area and this new(ish — I've been distracted by baking and buying) [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Amo Amo + The Joy Formidable

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

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    Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

After releasing this year's album Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian), self-proclaimed shit-stirrer Stella Donnelly is arriving in San Francisco January 14 as part of her US tour and [...]

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    Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

(Art by Reiko Rasch)
Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers.

Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber [...]

By |December 13, 2019|1 Comment

Beyond the Bay: Penelope Isles at Oslo Hackney in London

Penelope Isles (photo: Ian Young)

Penelope Isles have been hard at work this year. The Brighton-based foursome, who are originally from the Isle of Man, got signed to Bella Union, [...]

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