Photos: Big Freedia at the UC Theatre

Big Freedia (photo: Ian Young)

Big Freedia, the Queen Diva, brought the bounce back to Berkeley on Tuesday night at the UC Theatre with a raucous wave-your-ass-in-the-air-like-you-don't-care set filled with [...]

By |November 21, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Soul Ska celebrates five years

Soul Ska (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

If you’re reading this and you don’t know Soul Ska, that’s partly by design. The band was never interested in blanketing the Bay Area [...]

By |November 21, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Sleater-Kinney pull no punches at the Fox

Sleater-Kinney (Photo: by Daniel Kielman)

Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein make it look easy to bring a great live show after nine albums in, especially for a band that has survived [...]

By |November 18, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Ghostland Observatory at the Midway

Ghostland Observatory (photo: Ian Young)
Austin's Ghostland Observatory kicked off the weekend Friday night at the Midway with a late-night dance celebration featuring singer Aaron Behrens' manic dance moves, synth-player Thomas Ross [...]

By |November 18, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Peter Hook and the Light at the Fillmore

Peter Hook and The Light (photo: Patric Carver)

When I am at the Fillmore, I always like to spend a little time during the show in The Introvert Self-Exclusion Zone [...]

By |November 18, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Black Belt Eagle Scout at Cafe Du Nord

Black Belt Eagle Scout (photo: Ria Burman)

Black Belt Eagle Scout brought their rock and roll indie vibes to Cafe Du Nord on Nov. 13. If you haven't checked out [...]

By |November 18, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Chicago’s Twin Peaks at Great American Music Hall

Twin Peaks (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz)

Chicago rock band Twin Peaks performed at the Great American Music Hall for a energetic and rousing show in support of their latest album, [...]

By |November 15, 2019|0 Comments
  • Beyond Mountains at Iceland Airwaves 2019, by Ian Young
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    Beyond the Bay: Iceland Airwaves thrives on serendipity and schnapps

Beyond the Bay: Iceland Airwaves thrives on serendipity and schnapps

Anna of the North (photo: Ian Young)

We take music discovery north (way north!) of the Bay to check out the best up-and-coming artists from Iceland, Europe, and beyond.

The end [...]

By |November 15, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Tab Benoit at Great American Music Hall

Tab Benoit (photo: Ria Burman)

Tab Benoit brought his guitar wails and blues shreds to the Great American Music Hall for a rocking time Wednesday night last week. Before his [...]

By |November 13, 2019|0 Comments
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Hopmonk Tavern Novato, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Hopmonk Tavern Novato

Review + Photos: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Hopmonk Tavern Novato

Ramblin' Jack Elliott (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

There are very few old-timer troubadour folk singers left, as most of them have passed on through the Pearly Gates of Heaven. [...]

By |November 11, 2019|0 Comments
  • The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival 2019 at Cafe Du Nord, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival 2019 at Cafe du Nord

Photos: The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival 2019 at Cafe du Nord

Ali & The Thieves Conspiracy of Beards Kugelplex (photo: Jon Bauer)

The first night of the San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival, "A Celebration of Leonard's Music, Poetry, Insight & Humor" was [...]

By |November 11, 2019|0 Comments

Review + Photos: FKA twigs at the Fox Theater

FKA twigs (photo: Jon Bauer)

For Tahliah Debrett Barnett, it’s all for the gain.

Since 2012, Barnett (FKA twigs) has mesmerized many with her narcotic, dizzy trip-hop that is impossible to [...]

By |November 11, 2019|0 Comments
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