• Smashing Pumpkins at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, by Kate Haley
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    Photos: Smashing Pumpkins + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Shoreline

Photos: Smashing Pumpkins + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Shoreline

Smashing Pumpkins (photo: Kate Haley)

'90s alternative rock gods Smashing Pumpkins finished up their joint tour with a fellow '90s rock star Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Noel Gallagher's from Oasis, of [...]

By |September 4, 2019|0 Comments
  • Nicki Bluhm at the Mystic Theater, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Ross James at the Mystic Theatre

Review + Photos: Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Ross James at the Mystic Theatre

Nicki Bluhm (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm is taller than I thought she would be. She also reminded me of Patti Smith, or possibly Chrissy Hynde, in [...]

By |September 3, 2019|0 Comments

Photos: Orville Peck at Swedish American Hall

Orville Peck (photo: Ria Burman)

The Swedish American Hall was packed, sweaty and country hoe-down ready for Orville Peck, who dazzled with tassels and ballads tinged with '80s Dead or [...]

By |August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Orville Peck at Swedish American Hall
  • Marty O Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra at the Sweetwater Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Marty O’Reilly + the Old Soul Orchestra at Sweetwater Music Hall

Photos: Marty O’Reilly + the Old Soul Orchestra at Sweetwater Music Hall

Marty O Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra (photo: Ria Burman)

Marty O'Reilly soul-folk-rocked Sweetwater Music Hall last week. High-energy musicianship swept the night along with drum-jazz steady grooves, fiddle-fantastic [...]

By |August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Marty O’Reilly + the Old Soul Orchestra at Sweetwater Music Hall

Review + Photos: OMD at the Mountain Winery

OMD (photo: Patric Carver)

"The moral of our set is don't be afraid of middle-aged men from Liverpool. We've come to kick your ass with synthesizers."

That's how bassist and vocalist [...]

By |August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: OMD at the Mountain Winery

Review + Photos: ALO at Moe’s Alley

ALO (photo: Joshua Huver)

ALO, or Animal Liberation Orchestra, the four-piece funk-jam and feel-good groove machine from the San Francisco Bay Area “blew out the walls” of Moe’s Alley in [...]

By |August 15, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: ALO at Moe’s Alley
  • Lauren Wahl Album Release at Kuumbwa Jazz, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Lauren Wahl and Simply Put debut new album at Kuumbwa Jazz

Review + Photos: Lauren Wahl and Simply Put debut new album at Kuumbwa Jazz

Lauren Wahl (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Saturday, August 3, Lauren Wahl & Simply Put left a raw and energetic set on the stage at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The band [...]

By |August 15, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Lauren Wahl and Simply Put debut new album at Kuumbwa Jazz

Review + Photos: The Boxmasters at the Mystic Theater

The Boxmasters (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

More than likely, if I spoke the name “Billy Bob Thornton,” you’d automatically think of the actor who has starred in Sling Blade [...]

By |August 13, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Boxmasters at the Mystic Theater

James and the Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove

The Psychedelic Furs (photo: Patric Carver)

How do you mend a broken heart? That question seemed to be on the minds of many of the at-capacity crowd that filled Stern [...]

By |August 13, 2019|1 Comment
  • blink-182 at Outside Lands 2019, by Daniel Kielman
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    Photos: Outside Lands 2019 graces Golden Gate Park for a 12th year of great music

Photos: Outside Lands 2019 graces Golden Gate Park for a 12th year of great music

(photo: Daniel Kielman)

Another Outside Lands Music Festival has left San Francisco's beloved Golden Gate Park, continuing to be one of the most reliable festivals for variety and quality in entertainment. It [...]

By |August 12, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Outside Lands 2019 graces Golden Gate Park for a 12th year of great music
  • Kacey Musgraves at Outside Lands 2019, by Daniel Kielman
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    Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records

Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records

Kacey Musgraves at Outside Lands 2019 (all photos: Daniel Kielman)

For a full photo gallery of the festival, click here.

DAY ONE

Friday at Outside Lands is never off to a particularly [...]

By |August 12, 2019|Comments Off on Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records

Photos: Sons of Kemet at SFJAZZ

Sons of Kemet (photo: Ria Burman)

Sons of Kemet brought their atmospheric, powerful vibes to SFJAZZ Wednesday night getting the dance floor full and move-grooving, fast.

Sax, tuba, and double drum [...]

By |August 9, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Sons of Kemet at SFJAZZ