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
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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 [...]

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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

Photos: Meernaa at Starline Social Club

Meernaa (photo: Ian Young)

Oakland's Meernaa threw a party on Saturday night at Starline Social Club to celebrate the release of their first full length, Heart Hunger. Playing with string [...]

By |August 7, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Meernaa at Starline Social Club
  • Victoria George and The High Lonesome at the Sweetwater Music Hall, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Victoria George and the High Lonesome at Sweetwater Music Hall

Review + Photos: Victoria George and the High Lonesome at Sweetwater Music Hall

Victoria George and The High Lonesome (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Marin County singer-songwriter Victoria George’s music is a sonic cocktail of sorts. Add one part folk, two parts twangy-country, [...]

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  • Sarah Shook & The Disarmers at the Bottom of the Hill, by William Wayland
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    Review + Photos: Sarah Shook + the Disarmers at Bottom of the Hill

Review + Photos: Sarah Shook + the Disarmers at Bottom of the Hill

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

I cannot get “Good as Gold” out of my head — and that’s a good thing. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers [...]

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Review + Photos: Kim Petras at Mezzanine

From the tube dresses and costume jewelry to the bottle service, the floors of Mezzanine had more of a weekend blowout vibe than a mid-week slump, thanks to pop-superstar-in-the-making [...]

By |August 2, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Kim Petras at Mezzanine
  • Incandescent Body by Post:Ballet starring Star Amerasu and The Living Earth Show at Heron Arts, by Ian Young
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    Photos: ‘Incandescent Body’ by Post:Ballet and Star Amerasu at Heron Arts

Photos: ‘Incandescent Body’ by Post:Ballet and Star Amerasu at Heron Arts

Incandescent Body (photo: Ian Young)

We went behind the scenes of Post:Ballet's ambitious and awe-inspiring multi-disciplinary show Incandescent Body, which brought singer Star Amerasu's deeply personal songs to life. Featuring [...]

By |July 31, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: ‘Incandescent Body’ by Post:Ballet and Star Amerasu at Heron Arts

Photos: The Beths at the Independent

The Beths (photo: Ian Young)

New Zealand's the Beths headlined an incredible night of music at the Independent on Friday, playing cuts from their latest album Future Me Hates Me [...]

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  • The Head And The Heart at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: The Head and the Heart at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Review + Photos: The Head and the Heart at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Head And The Heart (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

One of my main influences in the discovery of new music is my teenage daughter. Thanks to her I have [...]

By |July 31, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Head and the Heart at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium