Review + Photos: Joe Bonamassa at the Paramount Theater

Joe Bonamassa (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Ah, the guitar. Such a fabulous instrument — so versatile and emotive. When placed in the right hands the guitar can sing, squeal, [...]

By |October 22, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Joe Bonamassa at the Paramount Theater

Photos: Thom Yorke and Andrea Belfi at the Greek Theatre

Thom Yorke (photo: Jon Bauer)

One of the most influential singers in modern music, Thom Yorke performed an astounding show at the Greek Theatre last Friday night in support of [...]

By |October 21, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Thom Yorke and Andrea Belfi at the Greek Theatre

Announcing: Awkward Convos with Beejus x TBB

Longtime Oakland rapper Beejus has made some appearances on our mixtapes and at our festivals over the past several years. Today, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting [...]

By |October 21, 2019|Comments Off on Announcing: Awkward Convos with Beejus x TBB
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    Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today

Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today

We won't go down the list of our favorites off of Text Me Records' newest tape, Group Chat Vol. 2, because we've done plenty of that already. But gang's [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today
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    San Jose Jazz + Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series

San Jose Jazz + Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series

There's a time and place for blockbuster stadium arena shows but some acts and sounds, like jazz, are best when you experience the magic up close. Taking this idea [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on San Jose Jazz + Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series

King Willow, “Your Band”

Over the weekend, King Willow released a new song and video, "Your Band."

I don't think, in 2019, I need to spend a paragraph or two talking about how familiar [...]

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Tenacious D rocks Masonic October 25

This Friday, Tenacious D is playing the Masonic with some new tunes and classic favorites. They just released a new single this month (produced by Jack White, man of [...]

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The Dodos release the sweetly melodic “The Atlantic”

Folk rock duo the Dodos just released another one-off single, “The Atlantic.” The track starts with sweetly melodic folksy guitar picking with that signature Dodos percussive backbone, which quickly [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on The Dodos release the sweetly melodic “The Atlantic”
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    Premiere: abracadabra channel the ’80s with “Comb Your Hair”

Premiere: abracadabra channel the ’80s with “Comb Your Hair”

(photo: Kristin Cofer)

If you've been around the Bay Area long enough, you might remember Maus Haus from the early days of this very blog (personally, I remember being told [...]

By |October 18, 2019|3 Comments

Photos: Grace Kelly at Yoshi’s

Grace Kelly (photo: Ria Burman)

Grace Kelly returned to Yoshi's filling the venue for a jazzy night of skill and splendor.

Fresh from winning the John Lennon Songwriting Award for Best [...]

By |October 17, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Grace Kelly at Yoshi’s

Review + Photos: Ride at the Regency Ballroom

Ride (photo: Patric Carver)

Ride came back to San Francisco to play a packed show at the Regency Ballroom.

Opening act Spirit of the Beehive had a bright and beautiful sound that, much like [...]

By |October 17, 2019|1 Comment

Highly Recommended: Oona Ruin, “Don’t Look Down”

I can't stop listening to this new song from Oakland's Oona Ruin. No really, like, I closed the tab so I could paste the link in this draft for [...]

By |October 17, 2019|1 Comment