Photos + Review: Rollin Hand deal simple but stylish rock

Rollin Hand (photo: Patric Carver)

You know that cool clerk at every guitar store? The one that’s usually not interested in working in a guitar store but equally disinterested in doing [...]

By |August 8, 2017|1 Comment
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    Photos: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Cornerstone

Photos: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Cornerstone

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Pioneer of funk music who's been sampled beyond compare, legend George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic performed at the Cornerstone to a passionate crowd [...]

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Review + Photos: Green Day at the Oakland Coliseum

Green Day (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Two years ago, I injured my knee screaming “Basket Case” at a karaoke party. The lingering injury is just one of countless ways Green Day has [...]

By |August 7, 2017|1 Comment
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, August 4 -6

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, August 4 -6

Catch King Woman on Saturday. (photo: Mary Manning)
Friday, August 4
Kendrick Lamar @ Oracle Arena
Damn.

Kristin Kontrol @ Rickshaw Stop
Dum Dum Girl Kristin Welchez has reinvented herself as Kristin Kontrol, making [...]

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Photos: Portugal. The Man at Hearst Greek Theatre

Portugal. The Man (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Back in May, Portugal. The Man headlined a sold-out show at The Independent. The concert was close-knit and intimate but was only was a prelude [...]

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Giveaway: The Swirlies at the Chapel

The Swirlies in 1992

The shoegaze pioneers from Boston are back. Well saying a band from the '90s that influenced/created a genre that is making a comeback and is going [...]

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    Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Attention Bay Area: one of the most diverse festival lineups in the typically white male dominated world of punk rock is coming to Oakland this weekend for Near Dark [...]

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    Live This Month: August 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Live This Month: August 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts


Download: Live This Month: August 2017 (Podcast #412)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

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    With new album, art-rock band Bent Knee visits Café du Nord

With new album, art-rock band Bent Knee visits Café du Nord

This Friday, August 4, Boston art-rock band Bent Knee will bring their energetic and vibrant live show to San Francisco's Café du Nord.

The group's fourth full-length and first major [...]

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Avi Vinocur is always someone else

(photo: Scott Padden)

Avi Vinocur has a few people he wants to thank. A San Francisco judge, whose name he can't remember, is one of them. Rachel Maddow is too, [...]

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    Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush

Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush

San Francisco's very own King Woman will always be an act not worth missing, especially now that the lead and brain of it all, Kristina Esfandiari, is touring all [...]

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    Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops

Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops

Michelle Zauner, better known as the mastermind behind Japanese Breakfast, recently accompanied a fall tour announcement with the release of a new music video for "Road Head." The song [...]

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