Photos: Lawrence at the Fillmore

Lawrence (photo: Cam Peters) New York siblings Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, under their band name Lawrence, gave an energetic performance at the Fillmore this past Thursday, riding high off their third album, Living Room. Our photographer Cam Peters was at the show and has the gallery below from the night to share.

By |March 10, 2020|

Photos: Kat Edmonson at Yoshi’s

Kat Edmonson (photo: Ria Burman) Kat Edmonson brought a Judy Garland-Marilyn Monroe-Doris Day '50s feel to Yoshi's, performing jazzy covers, plus originals, while interweaving stories, anecdotes and philosophical musings, drawn from past experiences, throughout the set. Her new album, Dreamers Do, is out now.

By |March 10, 2020|

Photos: The Struts at the Warfield

The Struts (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a wonderful night of glam rock action at the Warfield this past Tuesday, with English rock band the Struts headlining and performing in support of their 2018 album, Young & Dangerous. Also on the bill was Los Angeles band Starcrawler, also supporting a second album, 2019's Devour You. Our photographer Pedro Haz was at the night and got the wonderful gallery of both bands that you should take a look at below.

By |March 9, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Drama at the Independent

Drama (photo: Ian Young) Chicago duo Drama — who also own San Francisco's Chisme Cantina in the Lower Nob — brought a super dance party to Super Tuesday at The Independent, The first of two sold-out shows at the Indy, Drama's full set exuded high energy and positive vibes. Opening the show was Chicago rapper Ric Wilson, whose showmanship and smile made him an instant hit with the crowd.

By |March 5, 2020|Tags: |

Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Frances Quinlan (photo: Jon Bauer) Feeling more like a quaint backyard barnstorm gathering with your closest friends than a blowout party, the last night of Noise Pop was an endearing showcase of four female artists each equipped with truly charming, idiosyncratic music. Starting the night was Bernie and the Wolf, hailing from Chicago. As attendees began to gather to sit on the floor beneath the Edison lights illuminating the exposed rafters, Bernadette “Bernie” Conant eased the crowd into the night with her solo acoustic set. Utilizing the power of her voice to make up for the lack of her bandmate, Erik [...]

Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

(photo: Tim Nagle) Following the release of last fall's self-titled Resavoir, the Chicago-based band started the first night of their tour at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab on February 29 as part of the Noise Pop 2020 lineup. The band, led by trumpet player Will Miller (Whitney), is a tight-knit group of musicians whose stage chemistry makes their funky '60s jazz-inspired compositions all the more engaging. Miller introduces the band and tells us they’ve been playing to gather for years. “This guy right here?” Miller says, pointing to percussionist Peter Manheim. “He’s been my day one homie. We did some breathing [...]

Noise Pop 2020: The Onyx at SFJAZZ

The Onyx (photo: Ria Burman) The Onyx brought some sweet, high-octane, contagious, feel-good energy to the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ as part of Noise Pop festival. With vocals strong and in unison, the Onyx created powerful vibes, complemented by keys, which transformed to sounds of electric guitar wails and bass and beats keeping steady flow. The Onyx delivers one kickass show, full of vitality and groove-moving goodness.

By |March 2, 2020|

Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall

Helado Negro (photo: Ria Burman) Mid-week through Noise Pop 2020 brought the peak of electronic, chill-folk in the form of musician-mixer, Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall. With the auditorium jam-packed with a sweaty, collective groove-smile, Helado Negro performed a sold-out show with beats and strums, creating a dopamine nest for one of the best feel-good-inducing Noise Pop sets. Sweet support was given by Meernaa, Tre Burt, and Anjelica Garcia. Read Michelle Kicherer's full review here!

By |March 2, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Hot Tuna with the David Bromberg Quintet at the Fillmore

Hot Tuna (photo: Ria Burman) David Bromberg Quintet brought their dynamic rock and roll, country-bluegrass vibes to the Fillmore, supporting Hot Tuna. David Bromberg Quintet got the crowd warmed up with bluesy grooves and quirky lyrical lines before Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna joined David Bromberg on stage for a duet. Later, David Bromberg Quintet added a little ditty around a microphone, leaving their instruments on the ground and the vocal sounds combined. It was the sweetest little cherry on top of a great set. Hot Tuna brought their raw rock and roll to the stage, playing peach to the [...]

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