Photos: VVEREVVOLF and New Spell at Elbo Room

VVEREVVOLF (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Oakland-based band VVEREVVOLF played to a crowd holding lightsabers (it being on May 4th and all) at the Elbo Room last Thursday. Fellow Bay Area band New Spell [...]

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  • Kiefer Sutherland at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Kiefer Sutherland sings at Great American Music Hall

Photos: Kiefer Sutherland sings at Great American Music Hall

Kiefer Sutherland (photo: Ria Burman)

Enjoying the Not Enough Whiskey tour, Kiefer Sutherland rocked the Great American Music Hall last night with some foot-stamping, sway-cheering, sing-along songs. Contagious original tunes ripped [...]

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  • Smino, Monte Booker at Complex Oakland
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    St. Louis rapper Smino performs at Complex Oakland next weekend

St. Louis rapper Smino performs at Complex Oakland next weekend

St. Louis: A long-forgotten city on mainstream rap’s radar since the days of Nelly and St. Lunatics, but 25-year-old Smino aims to revive his city’s presence with his latest [...]

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

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


Download: Live This Month: May 2017 (Podcast #405)

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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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 5 – 7

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 5 – 7

Charly Bliss is a sure bet for a good Sunday night.
Friday, May 5
Gobbinjr @ Eli's Mile High Club
Gobbinjr's doing double-duty in the Bay this weekend: This is one of [...]

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    On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world

On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world

(photo: Chris Sikich)

MIRROR
After I ask Mars Dixon and Jade Payne of Aye Nako to confirm the pronouns used by each member of the band, they ask me about my [...]

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Photos: Vérité and SUMif at the Rickshaw Stop

Vérité (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Kelsey Byrne, better known as

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    Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend

Gobbinjr’s Double Debut: Two Bay Area shows planned for the weekend

"Have you ever felt that someone was mysterious and strange?" Emma Witmer of Gobbinjr sings on the title track of Vom Nite, the band's latest EP. "When you get too [...]

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Photos: Diet Cig jump around the Rickshaw Stop

Diet Cig (photo: Ian Young)

Punk duo Diet Cig gave a rousing and energetic show at the Rickshaw Stop last night, May 2, 2017. Lead singer Alex Luciano jumped around all over [...]

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Distant Mountains release debut EP, ‘A Small Few’

On May 5, Distant Mountains will drop their first EP, A Small Few. It’s a promising start for the San Francisco-based band, inhabiting a space between atmospheric ambience and [...]

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Review: Laura Marling serenades the Fillmore

Words by Mark Spero

At only 27 years old, Laura Marling has an astonishing six studio albums, the most recent of which, Semper Femina, explores the details and complexities of [...]

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    Asonic Garcia releases lo-fi, ambient jazz tape on limited edition cassette

Asonic Garcia releases lo-fi, ambient jazz tape on limited edition cassette

On its Bandcamp page, Asonic Garcia describes his Astral Turn Down Service mix as “celestial sounds for your inner being; familiar yet unknown vibrations from distant dimensions, both old [...]

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