Photos: ‘The Empire Strips Back’ at the Warfield

The Empire Strips Back (photo: Jon Bauer)

The Empire Strips Back bills itself as a “Star Wars burlesque” show that first began in 2011. The creators are taking their show on a [...]

By |June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: ‘The Empire Strips Back’ at the Warfield

Photos: Irma Thomas at SFJAZZ

Irma Thomas (photo: Ria Burman)

Irma Thomas — The Soul Queen of New Orleans — graced the stage at SFJAZZ last Friday night and delivered a righteous show. Accompanied by a rocking-good [...]

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Photos: The Kooks at the Warfield

The Kooks (photo: Ria Burman)

Goldenvoice presented the Kooks at the Warfield Monday night with support from the Academic. Pop-rocking their way about the stage, the Kooks performed many mild, [...]

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Review + Photos: Johnny Marr at August Hall

Johnny Marr (photo: Patric Carver)

I’m not one for organized religion, but I am starting to believe we are living in the End Times.

It’s not just that things aren’t going [...]

By |June 12, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Johnny Marr at August Hall

Photos: Social Distortion at the Masonic

Social Distortion (photo: Ria Burman)

Live Nation presented Social Distortion at the Masonic last Friday night. With a deafening sound, Social Distortion exploded loud, chaotic punk rock onto the frenzied, [...]

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Down The 5: Iceage strut, howl, and stagger in Los Angeles

Dropping into LA in support of their fourth album Beyondless, Denmark’s Iceage brought a swelling musical catalog, stage presence, and ego to The Regent in downtown Los Angeles on [...]

By |June 8, 2018|Comments Off on Down The 5: Iceage strut, howl, and stagger in Los Angeles

Photos: Frazey Ford at the Independent

Frazey Ford (photo: Ria Burman)

Another Planet presented a seated show at the Independent last week, where Frazey Ford took the stage and folk-strum-swooned the crowd. Dressed in a self-made [...]

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  • The Lonely Island at Clusterfest 2018, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: The laughs continue at the second annual Clusterfest

Photos: The laughs continue at the second annual Clusterfest

John Mulaney (photo: Jon Bauer)

Comedy Central graced San Francisco with comedy, art, and music again in their second edition of Clusterfest, as it brought all of these forms of entertainment to [...]

By |June 6, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: The laughs continue at the second annual Clusterfest
  • Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England by Robert Alleyne
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    Beyond the Bay: Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England

Beyond the Bay: Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Oakland singer and songwriter Fantastic Negrito took his signature sound that blends various genres of R&B, blues, and rock across the Atlantic to Dingwalls in London. [...]

Review + Photos: Green Leaf Rustlers at Love Field

Green Leaf Rustlers (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

When ex-Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson moved to Marin County last year, I figured he was just another rock star legend finding [...]

Photos: EELS at the Fillmore

EELS (photo: Priscilla Rodriguez)

In support of their latest and 12th album, The Deconstruction, rock band EELS performed at the Fillmore with support from That 1 Guy. Check out the [...]

By |June 5, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: EELS at the Fillmore

Photos: Grace Kelly at Yoshi’s

Grace Kelly (photo: Ria Burman)

Grace Kelly brought the house down at Yoshi's while taking the audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride with her sweet storytelling, songwriting, and spellbinding saxophone [...]

By |June 4, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Grace Kelly at Yoshi’s