Photos + Review: Kongos at Great American Music Hall

Kongos (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Sister Sledge said it best: “We are family.” In the case of the band the Kongos, it’s all about brothers. Kongos hail from Arizona [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 11 – 13

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 11 – 13

Friday, January 11
The Magpie Salute, the Stone Foxes @ The UC Theatre
If you love bluesy howls over some serious guitar shredding, you're gonna want to be at The UC [...]

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Preview: LILACS. at the Crepe Place and Hotel Utah

There’s no more joyous moment in the life of a young indie fan than telling your friends that you’ve been listening to an artist since before they were famous, [...]

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Idle Joy: What you see is what you get

Words by Sarah Leighton

Idle Joy isn’t trying to change the music industry, they’re just trying to have fun in the musical space they’ve created.

“The seed was sown with us [...]

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    Live This Week: Amen Dunes headlines August Hall in support of ‘Freedom’

Live This Week: Amen Dunes headlines August Hall in support of ‘Freedom’

Amen Dunes (Damon McMahon) released his stellar, critically adored album, Freedom in early 2018.

Anchored by his warbly, emotionally volatile but clear-headed delivery, the album finds McMahon navigating a rocky [...]

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Warbly Jets swing through Bottom of the Hill

If you have played the new Spider-Man video game for PS4, then you'll probably recognize the game's intro song "Alive", written and performed by Warbly Jets. (I have not played [...]

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    Live This Week: Diet Cig set to open Rickshaw Stop’s 15th anniversary celebration

Live This Week: Diet Cig set to open Rickshaw Stop’s 15th anniversary celebration

Signed to San Francisco’s Father/Daughter Records, Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman write prickly sweet pop-punk primed for a tumultuous era as Diet Cig. Quickly carving a space for themselves [...]

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    New Noise Pop lineup drop: Laura Veirs, Vagabon, Yuna and more

New Noise Pop lineup drop: Laura Veirs, Vagabon, Yuna and more

Noise Pop just released even more names for 2019's fest, including but not limited to Vagabon, Miserable, the She's, Laura Veirs, and more.

What's more, tickets to individual new shows [...]

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Ezra Furman soundtracks ‘Sex Education’

This week in Ezra Furman news: The Bay Area musician with a sizable following in the UK was tapped to create the soundtrack to the British-produced coming-of-age comedy, Sex [...]

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Premiere: Kendra McKinley, “Plastic”

(photo: Brittany Powers)

Just before the end of 2018, we tipped you off to Kendra McKinley's fun, freewheeling video for "Face to Face." Today, she's given us an exclusive peek [...]

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Giveaway: The Magpie Salute at The UC Theatre

Former members of the Black Crowes have recently developed a habit of...leaving the nest. Of flying the coop. Of spreading their wings.

There are a lot of avian metaphors to [...]

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

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

Friday, January 4
Steph Curry + Friends @ The Fox
When you're talking about Steph Curry, those "friends" are the likes of Mistah FAB and E-40. This event is free, but [...]

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