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 [...]

By |January 14, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Robyn Hitchcock at the Chapel

Robyn Hitchcock (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

Robyn Hitchcock, England’s legendary singer-songwriter of nearly four decades, performed a solo set to a partially-seated full house at the Chapel on December [...]

By |January 3, 2019|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Howlin’ Rain at the Mystic Theatre

Howlin' Rain (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

The band walks onto the stage, humble and focused. They plug in and tune their instruments amid the murmurs of the crowd before [...]

By |January 3, 2019|0 Comments

Best of 2018: William Wayland’s favorite photos from 2018

The Distillers fans (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

My favorite photographs of 2018 are tied to the moments and the feelings I had when I was clicking the shutter.

10. Yennie [...]

By |December 31, 2018|0 Comments

Best Of 2018: Paige K. Parsons’ favorite photos from 2018

Janelle Monae (By: Paige K. Parsons)

Editor's note: Paige K. Parsons is easily one of the best photographers in the Bay, period. Every year she never ceases to amaze us with [...]

By |December 31, 2018|3 Comments

Best of 2018: Robert Alleyne’s favorite photos from 2018

The Seshen (photo: Robert Alleyne)

I moved from San Francisco back to London early in 2018, and in some ways I thought I’d left the Bay Area music scene behind. Then [...]

By |December 31, 2018|0 Comments

Photos: Marcus Shelby Orchestra at SFJAZZ

Marcus Shelby Orchestra (photo: Ria Burman)

Flashback to 1960, and Duke Ellington Orchestra records Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker thanks in part to sweet pianist Billy Strayhorn's enthusiasm for the project.

Flash forward [...]

By |December 28, 2018|0 Comments

Best Of 2018: Ian Young’s 18 favorite photos from 2018

Christine and the Queens (photo: Ian Young)

I spent the majority of 2018 on the road and in the air, shooting shows and festivals in Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Romania, [...]

By |December 28, 2018|1 Comment

Photos: Cults at the Chapel

Cults (photo: Ian Young)

New York rock band Cults returned last year with their third album Offering and made their way to San Francisco's the Chapel to give a headlining [...]

By |December 27, 2018|0 Comments

Best of 2018: Ria Burman’s Favorite Photos from 2018

Langhorne Slim & The Lost At Last Band (photo: Ria Burman)

Here's a Top 18 countdown of sweet shows encountered this year, which has been tricky to compile considering the [...]

By |December 26, 2018|0 Comments

Photos: Thom Yorke at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Thom Yorke (photo: Jon Bauer)

When not working as the frontman of Radiohead, a band you've probably heard of that was recently announced as a 2019 induction into the Rock and [...]

By |December 24, 2018|0 Comments

Best of 2018: Kate Haley’s Favorite Photos from 2018

U2 (photo: Kate Haley)

Words by Kate Haley

2018 was an incredible year for live music and there was no better place to experience it all than in the Bay Area. TBB [...]

By |December 24, 2018|0 Comments
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