• boygenius at the Fox Theater, by William Wayland
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    Review + Photos: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius at the Fox Theater

Review + Photos: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius at the Fox Theater

boygenius (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

First as soloists and then together as boygenius, they performed at Fox Theater in Oakland on November 27 for an endearing three-and-a-half hour performance.

Their [...]

By |December 21, 2018|1 Comment
  • PSDSP at the Sweetwater Music Hall, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Best Of 2018: Carolyn McCoy’s favorite photos from this year

Best Of 2018: Carolyn McCoy’s favorite photos from this year

Bob Weir (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

One of my favorite expressions is “Let’s rock this shit!” I can vouch for myself when I tell you that I did indeed [...]

By |December 21, 2018|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Fillmore

Chris Robinson Brotherhood (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

The music of Chris Robinson Brotherhood has something to say. It tells us to shut the fuck up and listen; it begs [...]

By |December 20, 2018|3 Comments

Photos: Father/Daughter Records showcase at the Independent

Father/Daughter Records Showcase (photo: Ian Young)

The Independent celebrated local music last week with a showcase by Father/Daughter Records featuring Pllush, Rose Droll, Pardoner and Soar. Check out a gallery [...]

By |December 19, 2018|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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