Down The 5: Frog Eyes announce the end of an era

On July 3, 2018, Frog Eyes played their last show in Los Angeles on their goodbye tour to a modest crowd of fifty fans, including the aforementioned die-hards.

Photos: Ani DiFranco at the Rio Theatre

Ani DiFranco (photo: Kate Haley)

Words by Kate Haley

Ani DiFranco has always brought it. Her poetry, delivered in percussive lyrics, makes the personal political and the political deeply personal. Couple that [...]

Review + Photos: Snail Mail at Swedish American Hall

Snail Mail (photo: William Wayland)

So, here we are: my first San Francisco show since moving away for graduate school one year ago. I'm back for the summer, or at least [...]

Beyond The Bay: Openair St. Gallen 2018 in Switzerland

Sofi Tukker (photo: Ian Young)

With Outside Lands soon upon us (three-day passes still available!) I decided to check out a music festival that shares many similar ethos to our [...]

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Beyond The Bay: Caleborate at the Old Blue Last, London

Caleborate (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Bay Area rapper Caleborate played to a busy crowd on Friday night for the London stop of his European tour. The Sacramento-raised Berkeley resident, performed a set [...]

Review + Photos: Belle & Sebastian charm the East Bay

Belle & Sebastian (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Monday night, June 25, an unusually energetic crowd of indie rock fans flocked to the Fox Theater in Oakland for Belle & Sebastian, [...]

Photos: Matt Dorrien at the Big Easy

Matt Dorrien (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

The songs on In the Key of Grey will feel warm and familiar to anyone who’s ever experienced loneliness and heartache.  Dropping the [...]

Photos: Water Tower at Smiley’s

Water Tower (photo: Ria Burman)

LA's Water Tower, embarking on a US tour, bluegrass-rocked their way into cool Bolinas from 100-degree heat of Fresno the day before. Lighting up the [...]

By |June 28, 2018|0 Comments
  • Shots Fired at The Boom Boom Room, by William Wayland
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    Photos: Shots Fired and the Crooked Stuff at the Boom Boom Room

Photos: Shots Fired and the Crooked Stuff at the Boom Boom Room

Shots Fired (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

When D.J. Williams isn’t performing with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, he has his own jazz/rock/funk project, Shots Fired, and a recently released album, [...]

  • Hubba Hubba Revue Presents Blacks Arts Matter: Juneteenth at the DNA Lounge, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Monday Night Hubba presents ‘Black Arts Matter: Juneteenth’

Review + Photos: Monday Night Hubba presents ‘Black Arts Matter: Juneteenth’

Monday Night Hubba - Blacks Arts Matter: Juneteenth (photo: Patric Carver)Hubba Hubba Revue hosts a cozy burlesque affair in the upstairs annex at DNA Lounge every Monday. This past [...]

  • The Pretenders at The Masonic, by Aaron Rubin
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    Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

The Pretenders (photo: Aaron Rubin)

One of the original punk-new wave bands the Pretenders performed at the Masonic last Friday night. Chrissie Hynde was in full force and gave her voice and [...]

Photos: The Town Howlers at the Starry Plough

The Town Howlers (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

The Town Howlers have been playing for the Northern California bluegrass community since 2014.

This month, the band officially released their debut album [...]

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