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 [...]

By |May 31, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: The music, fans and oddities of BottleRock 2017

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|Comments Off on Photos: John Legend at the Greek Theatre

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|Comments Off on Photos: Jean-Michel Jarre at the Greek Theatre

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 [...]

By |May 30, 2017|Comments Off on Review: Girlpool is already a classic at the Chapel
  • 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 [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel at DNA Lounge

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, [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Michael Kiwanuka at the Fillmore
  • 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, [...]

By |May 24, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ
  • North Bay Cabaret - Sin Peaks at The Whisky Tip, by Patric Carver
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    Photos + Review: Damn fine show at North Bay Cabaret Presents ‘Sin Peaks’

Photos + Review: Damn fine show at North Bay Cabaret Presents ‘Sin Peaks’

North Bay Cabaret - Sin Peaks (photo: Patric Carver)

There’s something to be said for an outfit that hosts a David-Lynch-themed cabaret. It’s not any easy feat. Sexuality is often [...]

By |May 23, 2017|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Damn fine show at North Bay Cabaret Presents ‘Sin Peaks’

Photos: Ho99o9 are back to haunt the Independent again

Ho99o9 (photo: Ian Young)

It's hardly been a year and we still can't get enough of hardcore hip-hop-punk-noise-thrash duo Ho99o9 (pronounced "horror") in the Bay. Back at the Independent again, the [...]

By |May 19, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Ho99o9 are back to haunt the Independent again

Photos: Sweet Spirit liven up Brick + Mortar

Sweet Spirit (photo: Ian Young)

Austin rock band Sweet Spirit played to some very satisfied concertgoers at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. The fans were treated to some of the songs [...]

By |May 18, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Sweet Spirit liven up Brick + Mortar
  • Li Xi at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: Li Xi return after 2 years away to the Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Photos: Li Xi return after 2 years away to the Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Li Xi (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Sunday night saw a solid lineup at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, including local band Li Xi, Silver Ships, and ODDLY EVEN. Li Xi opened [...]

By |May 18, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Li Xi return after 2 years away to the Brick + Mortar Music Hall
  • Unlikely Heroes at Bottom of the Hill, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: Bay Area’s Unlikely Heroes tear up Bottom of the Hill

Photos: Bay Area’s Unlikely Heroes tear up Bottom of the Hill

Unlikely Heroes (photo: Robert Alleyne)

San Francisco punk/hip-hop outfit Unlikely Heroes gave a hell of a ton of energy at Bottom the Hill last Friday night, May 12, 2017. From the [...]

By |May 16, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Bay Area’s Unlikely Heroes tear up Bottom of the Hill