The Bay Abridged: Oct 7 — Oct 13

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

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Photos: The Mynabirds at the Swedish American Hall

The Mynabirds (photo: Ian Young)

Laura Burhenn spent all of last year wandering the globe to get inspiration for The Mynabirds’ new album, Lovers Know.  Last night, Laura’s wandering brought [...]

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Snapshots from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015

Robyn Hitchcock & The Sadies playing Sweetheart of the Rodeo and other delights

Here are some pictures our MBL took during last weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015.

Waco Brothers

Walter Salas Humara [...]

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    Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Yesterday, SXSW proudly announced that Anheuser-Busch will sponsor this year's music orgy -- pretty gross. You hope to see something new and exciting, and of course you will. You [...]

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Photos: Nick Diamonds at the Rickshaw Stop

Nick Diamonds (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Tuesday night, October 6, 2015, multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Thorburn performed at the Rickshaw Stop under his moniker Nick Diamonds.  The singer has fronted numerous bands over the years, including [...]

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Photos: Hiatus Kaiyote at the Fillmore

Hiatus Kaiyote (photo: Lorisa Salvatin)

Photos and words by Lorisa Salvatin

On their 3rd stop to promote their latest album Choose Your Weapon, Hiatus Kaiyote drew in an eager audience at [...]

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Photos: Mikky Ekko, Transviolet at the Rickshaw Stop

Mikky Ekko (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Last Saturday, October 5, 2015, saw Louisiana artist Mikky Ekko's first headlining tour come to the Rickshaw Stop.  It was also the first time that he sold [...]

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Photos: Holly Miranda at Bottom of the Hill

Holly Miranda (photo: Ian Young)

On Friday night, October 2, 2015, Holly Miranda brought her band to Bottom of the Hill to play some heartfelt songs from her new self-titled album. [...]

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The HSB Silent Disco experience

Beckoned by the alluring movements of a diverse pack of fenced in dancers, I wandered my way up past the Hardly Strictly festival crowds into a eucalyptus grove lending its [...]

By |October 5, 2015|2 Comments

Photos: Thievery Corporation at the Fox Theater

Thievery Corporation (photo: Jon Bauer)

Last night on September 30, 2015, Thievery Corporation closed out a month of music at Oakland's Fox Theater with a huge array of musicians and singers [...]

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Photos: Titus Andronicus at The Chapel

Titus Andronicus (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Tuesday night, September 29, 2015 saw New Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus blow down the walls of The Chapel.  Our photographer Brittany O'Brien was on hand [...]

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Review: Chelsea Wolfe dooms the Regency

Chelsea Wolfe (photo: Scott Russell)

Los Angeles-based artist Chelsea Wolfe has operated as a fringe metal act for years now, draping her gothic folk influences in a dark but less visceral heaviness. [...]

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