Photos: Kurt Vile at the Fox Theater

Kurt Vile (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

Kurt Vile makes it all look easy. Like he and the Violators are putting on a show in his basement, or maybe in [...]

By |December 18, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Kurt Vile at the Fox Theater

Review + Photos: Neko Case at the Fox Theater

Neko Case (photo: Jon Bauer)

Neko Case returned to the Fox Theater in Oakland last week on Monday, December 3. Despite Case's display of self-deprecating humor and anxiety over growing old, [...]

By |December 17, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Neko Case at the Fox Theater

Photos: Not So Silent Night 2018 at SAP Center

CHVRCHES (photo: Norm deVeyra)

The annual holiday mini-rock festival of the Bay Area, Live 105's Not So Silent Night 2018, made another great showing at SAP Center to an enthusiastic [...]

By |December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Not So Silent Night 2018 at SAP Center

Photos: Bomba Estereo at the Fox Theater

Bomba Estereo (photo: Ian Young)

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo gave a rousing performance at the Fox Theater this past weekend in support of last year's album Ayo. Check out the very [...]

By |December 12, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Bomba Estereo at the Fox Theater

Photos: John Maus at Great American Music Hall

John Maus (photo: Scott Russell)

Words by Scott Russell

John Maus seemed to hold nothing back during his show at Great American Music Hall. From the moment he hit the stage, he [...]

By |December 11, 2018|1 Comment
  • Willie Watson at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Willie Watson + Charlie Parr at Great American Music Hall

Photos: Willie Watson + Charlie Parr at Great American Music Hall

Willie Watson (photo: Ria Burman)

Willie Watson brought breakneck-brisk banjo playing to Great American Music Hall Tuesday night. With flash fingers on strings fleeting through railroad-traveling folk tunes of yesteryear, [...]

By |December 7, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Willie Watson + Charlie Parr at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Jackie Greene at the Throckmorton Theatre

Jackie Greene (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Songwriting troubadour Jackie Greene just turned 38 years old, so he decided to throw himself a birthday party by inviting a few hundred [...]

By |November 29, 2018|2 Comments

Review + Photos: Circles Around The Sun at Cornerstone

Circles Around The Sun (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

The language of music is profound and universal. It speaks to our souls on a level that, for the most part, [...]

By |November 28, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Circles Around The Sun at Cornerstone
  • Spafford at the Great American Music Hall, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Spafford wrap tour with three nights around the Bay

Review + Photos: Spafford wrap tour with three nights around the Bay

Spafford (photo: Joshua Huver)

Beginning in Santa Cruz November 15 and ending with an SF double-header at Great American Music Hall, Arizona-based funk band Spafford closed out a 20-date fall tour [...]

By |November 27, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Spafford wrap tour with three nights around the Bay

Review + Photos: Khruangbin at the Catalyst

Khruangbin (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Tuesday, November 13, Khruangbin brought a sold-out surf party to life at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. With two albums under their belt, the band [...]

By |November 21, 2018|1 Comment
  • The Breath at Norwich Arts Centre, by Ria Burman
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    Beyond The Bay: The Breath at Norwich Arts Centre in Norwich

Beyond The Bay: The Breath at Norwich Arts Centre in Norwich

The Breath (photo: Ria Burman)

With great support from Chalky Seas and Milly Hirst, Manchester's the Breath brought their powerful and enchanting sounds to Norwich Arts Centre for a night [...]

By |November 21, 2018|Comments Off on Beyond The Bay: The Breath at Norwich Arts Centre in Norwich
  • Kacey Johansing at St. Pancras Old Church, London, by Robert Alleyne
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    Beyond The Bay: Kacey Johansing interview at the St. Pancras Old Church, London

Beyond The Bay: Kacey Johansing interview at the St. Pancras Old Church, London

On a cold, misty, November 8th evening in London, England, Kacey Johansing, the former Bay Area musician, now living in LA, played two sold-out shows opening for Haley at [...]

By |November 20, 2018|Comments Off on Beyond The Bay: Kacey Johansing interview at the St. Pancras Old Church, London