Photos: The inaugural Colossal Clusterfest 2017

Princess (photo: Jon Bauer)

An amalgam of comedy, music, art, and performance that was unlike many of the usual festivals in the city, the very first Comedy Central Colosssal Clusterfest [...]

By |June 6, 2017|0 Comments
  • Turn It Around at Alamo Draft House, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ premieres at SF Docfest

‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ premieres at SF Docfest

Turn It Around (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The Wednesday night premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse of Turn It Around: the Story of East Bay Punk seemed a little like a punk [...]

Photos: David Lindley at Yoshi’s

David Lindley (photo: Ria Burman)

David Lindley's finger-picking country-folk-rock hit Yoshi's Tuesday night complete with a grand dose of dry humor and amusing lyrics, which kept the crowd in titters throughout [...]

By |June 1, 2017|0 Comments

Photos: Rodriguez at the Warfield

Rodriguez (photo: Ria Burman)

Rodriguez brought his rocking tunes to The Warfield last week, supported by Arum Rae. At 74, Rodriguez sat perched on a stool, strummed great original songs and threw [...]

By |June 1, 2017|0 Comments
  • Hippo Campus at BottleRock Napa 2017, by Patric Carver
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    BottleRock 2017: Three days of excess, enthusiasm and a need for earplugs

BottleRock 2017: Three days of excess, enthusiasm and a need for earplugs

The Roots (photo: Patric Carver)

It’s day one of BottleRock, and I am planted on the bleachers at the Lagunitas stage trying to wrap my head around this massive event. Seated [...]

Photos: The music, fans and oddities of BottleRock 2017

Modest Mouse (photo: Patric Carver)

The fifth annual iteration of the BottleRock Napa ValleyMusic Festival came this Memorial Day Weekend once again and didn't disappoint. The three-day festival in the North [...]

Photos: John Legend at the Greek Theatre

John Legend (photo: Jon Bauer)

Memorial Day weekend continued with a bang Saturday night as Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter/actor/pianist John Legend performed at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. He was joined [...]

By |May 31, 2017|0 Comments

Photos: Jean-Michel Jarre at the Greek Theatre

Jean-Michel Jarre (photo: Jon Bauer)

The Greek Theatre in Berkeley saw French composer, performer, and producer Jean-Michel Jarre pump the arena with incredible visuals and plenty to dance to. Our photographer Jon Bauer [...]

By |May 30, 2017|0 Comments

Review: Girlpool is already a classic at the Chapel

There's something about teenage girls that scares me but that also makes me angry that I can't protect them.

They scare me because I know what it's like to be [...]

  • Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel at the DNA Lounge, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel at DNA Lounge

Review + Photos: Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel at DNA Lounge

Amanda Palmer (photo: Patric Carver)

If you’ve ever folded origami, you probably have a pretty good handle on the type of magic that Amanda Palmer weaves. In origami, you take [...]

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Review + Photos: Michael Kiwanuka at the Fillmore

Michael Kiwanuka (photo: Robert Alleyne)

I first saw Michael Kiwanuka perform his gritty take on soul music in the small upstairs room at a pub in Angel, London. He played solo, [...]

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  • Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ

Photos: Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ

Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams (photo: Ria Burman)

Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams country-folked SFJAZZ on Thursday night, taking turns to sing and support with humdinger harmonies, [...]

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