• The Go! Team at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Review & Photos: The Tambo Rays, Glockabelle and The Go! Team at GAMH

Review & Photos: The Tambo Rays, Glockabelle and The Go! Team at GAMH

The Go! Team (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Bay Area's own The Tambo Rays began the night right with rifftastic shakedowns and chaotic keyboard buzzing energy, constantly complemented by the bass and [...]

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    Review: Frances Quinlan made us cry and Barry Johnson was at the Chapel

Review: Frances Quinlan made us cry and Barry Johnson was at the Chapel

On January 13, 2016, Frances Quinlan of Hop Along and Barry Johnson of Joyce Manor did something they rarely do, play solo. This will always be remembered as the [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Dec 15 – Jan 12

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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  • The Matches at the Fillmore, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: The Matches reunite at the Fillmore with Finish Ticket

Photos: The Matches reunite at the Fillmore with Finish Ticket

The Matches (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

For the first time since 2009, Oakland band The Matches played The Fillmore on Monday night, December 28, 2015, with support from fellow local band [...]

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Photos: Morrissey returns to the Bay at the Masonic

Morrissey (photo: Jon Bauer)

Morrissey gave a dashing performance as ever at the Masonic on Tuesday evening, December 29, 2015.  Our own Jon Bauer was there to capture these amazing shots of [...]

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    Will Reisman’s Best of 2015: Treasure Island Music Festival

Will Reisman’s Best of 2015: Treasure Island Music Festival

While it's almost always overshadowed by the more prominent Outside Lands fest in Golden Gate Park, the Treasure Island Music Festival has long been the Bay Area’s most consistent [...]

By |December 25, 2015|1 Comment

Roman Gokhman’s favorite concerts of 2015

Welcome to my annual countdown of the most entertaining music experiences of the year. I only went to 41 concerts. Life commitments and a family took a higher priority. [...]

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  • Kehlani & Friends at Fox Theater, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: Kehlani and friends celebrate Tsunami Christmas at the Fox

Photos: Kehlani and friends celebrate Tsunami Christmas at the Fox

Kehlani (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Oakland's very own Kehlani performed with some friends as part of her Tsunami Christmas series of shows at the Fox Theater this past weekend on December 19 & 20, [...]

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Muse bolster reputation as arena powerhouse in Oakland

While English trio Muse was making terrific prog-rock records in the early 2000s, Americans largely ignored them. The Bay Area and other large metropolises notwithstanding, Muse didn’t break out [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Dec 9 – Dec 15

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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  • Bastille at Oracle Arena NSSN, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Photos: CHVRCHES, Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer and more at NSSN 2015

Photos: CHVRCHES, Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer and more at NSSN 2015

Foals (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Veterans and rising rock bands gathered last Friday, December 11, 2015, to perform at Oracle Arena as part of Live 105's annual Christmas festival Not So Silent [...]

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Photos: Lights and The Mowgli’s at the Fillmore

The Mowgli's (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Canadian electro-pop artist LIGHTS swung by the Fillmore Tuesday night, December 8, 2015, with support from The Mowgli's. Sara Uduwela was there and has these colorful photos [...]

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