Photos: John Vanderslice + Meernaa at the Rickshaw Stop

John Vanderslice (photo: Ian Young)
It was a celebration of Bay Area music on Sunday night when the man at the center of so much of it, John Vanderslice, celebrated [...]

By |May 2, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: John Vanderslice + Meernaa at the Rickshaw Stop

Photos: Zelma Stone at Amnesia

Zelma Stone (photo: Robert Alleyne)

San Francisco's Zelma Stone performed at Amnesia last Friday night with support from Tino Drima and Oakland's Classic Hat. All of the bands got a lot [...]

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Review + Photos: Swervedriver at the Fillmore

Swervedriver (photo: Patric Carver)

"Oh, man, look how young Jerry is," breathed a young woman as she pointed at one of the Fillmore's archival photographs of the Grateful Dead.

"They're all [...]

By |May 1, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Swervedriver at the Fillmore
  • Jessie Reyez at Sol Blume 2019 at Cesar Chavez Plaza, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos + Review: Sol Blume 2019 at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento

Photos + Review: Sol Blume 2019 at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento

Tierra Whack (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Sol Blume just wrapped up its second annual boutique festival this past weekend in downtown Sacramento with over 6,300 festival-goers vibing out to R&B, soul, and [...]

By |May 1, 2019|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Sol Blume 2019 at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento
  • Roky Erickson at The Chapel, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Roky Erickson 50-Year Retrospective at the Chapel

Review + Photos: Roky Erickson 50-Year Retrospective at the Chapel

Roky Erickson (photo: Joshua Huver)

Over the course of two nights last weekend, Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20, the Chapel and (((FolkYEAH!))) hosted Roky Erickson of psychedelic rock [...]

By |April 30, 2019|2 Comments
  • Khruangbin at The Greek Theatre, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Ghosts of the Forest + Khruangbin at the Greek Theatre

Review + Photos: Ghosts of the Forest + Khruangbin at the Greek Theatre

Ghosts of the Forest (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the hills of Berkeley came alive for an evening of powerful, transformative, and ultimately groovy rock and roll. Houston-based [...]

By |April 30, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Ghosts of the Forest + Khruangbin at the Greek Theatre

Review + Photos: Kabarett Dekadenz at the Uptown

I was a tourist in the Bay Area the first time I ever attended an event at The Uptown, Oakland's little night club that could. All I remember about [...]

By |April 29, 2019|5 Comments

Photos: The 1975 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The 1975 (photo: Eric Molyneaux)

Words by Eric Molyneaux

As you entered the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the first thing you saw was the members of the 1975 backlit by their [...]

By |April 26, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: The 1975 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
  • Ministry at the Great American Music Hall, by Ian Young
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    Photos: Wax Trax! Records celebrates with Ministry, Cold Cave at Great American Music Hall

Photos: Wax Trax! Records celebrates with Ministry, Cold Cave at Great American Music Hall

Ministry (photo: Ian Young)

Wax Trax! Records, the famous Chicago-based independent record store and label, was instrumental in bringing international new wave, punk rock, and experimental music to the US [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Wax Trax! Records celebrates with Ministry, Cold Cave at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Midnight North at the Mystic Theater

Midnight North (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Bay Area band Midnight North, who blend Americana, rock, and a hint of soulful blues have a harmony base that is both beautiful [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Midnight North at the Mystic Theater

Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at Great American Music Hall

Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Ian Young)

Kero Kero Bonito brought a flamingo, a crocodile, and two bonus band members to their sold-out Easter Sunday show at Great American Music Hall. [...]

By |April 22, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at Great American Music Hall

Photos: Maggie Rogers at the Fox Theater

Maggie Rogers (photo: Jon Bauer)

On Friday, the Fox Theater was treated to rising singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, in support of her recently-released debut album Heard It in a Past Life. It [...]

By |April 22, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Maggie Rogers at the Fox Theater