Photos: AlunaGeorge at the Regency Ballroom

AlunaGeorge (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Duo Aluna Francis and George Reid, whom aptly go by the name AlunaGeorge, gave a completely rabid performance at the Regency Ballroom last Friday night, June 3, 2016.  Opener [...]

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The Bay Abridged: May 25 – June 7

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, [...]

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Photos: Corinne Bailey Rae soothes the Independent

Corinne Bailey Rae (photo: Ian Young)

Grammy award-winner and soothing, electrifyingly-smooth vocalist and songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae performed at the Independent last night, June 6, 2016.  Our photographer Ian Young [...]

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Photos: Chelsea Wolfe at the Chapel

Chelsea Wolfe (photo: Kristin Cofer)

Last Friday saw the prolific singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe perform at the Chapel, treating the audience to her unique take on folk, metal and gothic music. [...]

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Review + Photos: The Kills at the Fox Theater

The Kills (photo: Ian Young)

Review by Estefany Gonzalez

Rock n’ roll women ruled The Kills' show at The Fox Theater on June 4, 2016.

Fierce female artists are rare outside of pop or [...]

Review + Photos: Speedy Ortiz at the Rickshaw Stop

Speedy Ortiz and the Good Life (all photos by Jennymay Villarete)

I wasn't having a good day. I lost my dog of 14 years in the morning, but still I [...]

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Photos: Jordan Smith at the Chapel

Jordan Smith (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Winner of NBC show The Voice, singer Jordan Smith played at the Chapel on Tuesday evening, May 31, 2016. He's a young and rising artist, and thanks [...]

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  • Gogol Bordello at The UC Theatre, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: Gogol Bordello tear it up at the UC Theater

Review + Photos: Gogol Bordello tear it up at the UC Theater

Gogol Bordello (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

VerseChorusVerse supported Gogol Bordello's sold-out show at the UC Theater in Berkeley on Friday night, May 27. The night was packed with [...]

By |June 1, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Gogol Bordello tear it up at the UC Theater

Photos: VÉRITÉ soars at the Rickshaw Stop

VÉRITÉ (photo: Ian Young)

New York singer-songwriter VÉRITÉ may only have three EPs to her name thus far, but she's an artist to be on the lookout for. She performed at the [...]

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  • Ginuwine at The Mezzanine, by Sara Uduwela
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    Photos: Ginuwine brings classics to the Mezzanine with Karlos Farrar

Photos: Ginuwine brings classics to the Mezzanine with Karlos Farrar

Karlos Farrar (photo: Sara Uduwela)

R&B singer Ginuwine brought his old-school sound to the Mezzanine last Sunday evening, May 29, and the crowd was there for the "Pony" singer they knew and [...]

Photos: Refused electrify the Fillmore

Refused (photo: Kristin Cofer)

Away from hiatus (again), Swedish hardcore band Refused played to a completely enthused crowd at the Fillmore last Thursday, May 26, 2016. Our photographer Kristin Cofer has these photos [...]

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    Photos: The incredible sights, sounds and fans of the 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley festival

Photos: The incredible sights, sounds and fans of the 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley festival

Florence + The Machine (photo: Jon Ching)

This Memorial day brought the still-young-but-rising-quickly 4th annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival to the North Bay.  The festival boasted a wide variety of acts across [...]