Photos: Haley Bonar at Bottom of the Hill

Haley Bonar (photo: Patric Carver)

Last Tuesday saw American singer-songwriter Haley Bonar perform at Bottom of the Hill in support of her latest album, Impossible Dream. Below is a great selection of photos [...]

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Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s

Pere Ubu (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Leave it to a couple of nice boys from the Midwest to draw a crowd on a weeknight: Pere Ubu, fronted by legendary eccentric and [...]

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Review + Photos: Magik*Magik at Swedish American Hall

Magik*Magik (photo: Ian Young)

“It’s a miracle when you get to play with the same people for a long time, especially in San Francisco,” said Magik*Magik’s Minna Choi, onstage at [...]

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    Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Ruby (photo: Patric Carver)

Lesley Rankine (formerly of Silverfish) brought her current project, Ruby, to the DNA Lounge Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The Ruby sound and experience slips between genres and contexts. [...]

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Review + Photos: Two Door Cinema Club at The Fox

Two Door Cinema Club (photo: Jessica Perez)

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, indie rock group Two Door Cinema Club brought their dance-beat heavy riff-rock to Oakland's Fox Theater all the [...]

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Photos: Kristin Hersh at the Swedish American Hall

Kristin Hersh (photo: Patric Carver)

She may be more known for her association as fronting the legendary rock band Throwing Muses, yet lead singer Kristin Hersh has been doing solo [...]

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Photos: Beats Antique celebrate a trip home at The Fox

Beats Antique (photo: Jon Bauer)

A night of amazing music from Oakland's own Beats Antique swept through the Fox Theater last Saturday night, December 3, 2016. The hypnotic and diverse group [...]

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Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall

Natasha Kmeto (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

When Natasha Kmeto burst into a soaring cover of “Gimme All Your Love” during her San Francisco show last Wednesday night, I felt like crying. The [...]

By |November 29, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Natasha Kmeto at Swedish American Hall

Photos: Aurora returns to The Bay at The Fillmore

Aurora (photo: Ian Young)

Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Aurora Aksnes made a triumphant return to San Francisco on Friday night, playing to an enthusiastic and loving all-ages crowd at the Fillmore. From [...]

By |November 28, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Aurora returns to The Bay at The Fillmore
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    Review + Photos: The Spinners turn out R&B classics and charm in Oakland

Review + Photos: The Spinners turn out R&B classics and charm in Oakland

Photos and words by Carla Bova

“So much rhythm, grace and debonair...”

They were singing about "The Rubberband Man," but legendary R&B artists The Spinners may as well have been referring to [...]

By |November 28, 2016|3 Comments
  • Conspiracy Of Beards at Leonard Cohen Tribute at The Chapel, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: Bay Area artists sing songs of love, hate, and the great Leonard Cohen

Photos: Bay Area artists sing songs of love, hate, and the great Leonard Cohen

Mark Kozelek at Leonard Cohen Tribute (photo: Jon Bauer)

There were many in attendance for a very solemn and local tribute to one of the greatest songwriters ever, Leonard Cohen, [...]

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STS9 close fall tour with exclusive return to The Fillmore

STS9 (photo: Joshua Huver)

As Sound Tribe Sector Nine (STS9) closes their 19th year of touring, they refuse to settle for anything remotely consistent with "mediocrity." Guitarist Hunter Brown, keyboard wizard [...]

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