Review + Photos: Band of Skulls, MOTHERS at The Fillmore

Band of Skulls (photo: Jon Ching)

Last night's show at The Fillmore was a nice sample of the spectrum of modern rock music. MOTHERS showcased an introspective and melodic side [...]

By |September 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Band of Skulls, MOTHERS at The Fillmore

Even in its infancy, Sound Summit Festival scorches

It was damn hot in the Bay Area this past weekend — so scorching that not even a semi-secluded spot high up in the mountains could escape the elevated [...]

By |September 20, 2016|1 Comment
  • Tom Rush at Freight & Salvage, by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: Tom Rush is folking good at The Freight & Salvage

Review + Photos: Tom Rush is folking good at The Freight & Salvage

Tom Rush (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman
Tom Rush tickled and treated the crowd to a tremendous two-set show Wednesday night at the cozy, community-conscious Freight & Salvage coffeehouse.

Accompanied on [...]

By |September 19, 2016|1 Comment
  • Sumif at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Sumif (photo: Robert Alleyne)

SUMif gave an energetic performance to a hungry crowd on Wednesday night, September 14, 2016 at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. It was Steph Wells' first performance [...]

By |September 16, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall
  • Prophets of Rage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, By Ian Young
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    Photos: Prophets of Rage showed their patriotism at the Shoreline

Photos: Prophets of Rage showed their patriotism at the Shoreline

Prophets of Rage (photo: Ian Young)

As part of their Make America Rage Again tour, supergroup Prophets of Rage (consisting of members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Prophets of Rage showed their patriotism at the Shoreline

Photos: Jake Bugg at The Fillmore

Jake Bugg (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The young and quickly rising folk rock singer Jake Bugg headlined to an enthusiastic audience Monday night, September 13, 2016 at The Fillmore. Joined by fellow British band [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Jake Bugg at The Fillmore
  • ZED at The Uptown Nightclub, by Patric Carver
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    Photos: Zed, Stimuli, La Fin Absolute du Monde, HalphoriO at Uptown Nightclub

Photos: Zed, Stimuli, La Fin Absolute du Monde, HalphoriO at Uptown Nightclub

Stimuli (photo: Patric Carver)

It may had been a sparsely attended show at the Uptown Nightclub last Saturday night, September 10, 2016, but that the bands on the bill that [...]

By |September 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Zed, Stimuli, La Fin Absolute du Monde, HalphoriO at Uptown Nightclub

Photos: Hiero Day rocks the streets of Oakland

Mr. Lif at Hieroday (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Earlier this week was the annual celebration from the legendary hip-hop Hieroglyphics crew, their Oakland-proud block party and love letter to Oakland, Hiero Day. The festival featured [...]

By |September 8, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Hiero Day rocks the streets of Oakland
  • Wilco at The Fillmore, by Patric Carver
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    Wilco needed a shot in the arm Tuesday night at their Fillmore residency opener

Wilco needed a shot in the arm Tuesday night at their Fillmore residency opener

Wilco (photo: Patric Carver)

“You still love rock and roll?”

That’s the central question at the heart of “Misunderstood,” Wilco’s emphatically dismissive opener to 1996’s roots-rock classic Being There. If that query [...]

By |September 8, 2016|6 Comments

Photos: Skye and Ross at Social Hall SF

Skye and Ross (photo: Jon Bauer)

Though they now tour under the name Skye and Ross, founding members of iconic rock band Morcheeba headlined at the Social Hall SF last Friday night, [...]

By |September 6, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Skye and Ross at Social Hall SF
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti at The Warfield, by Robert Alleyne
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    Review + Photos: Nothing but hits from Ja Rule + Ashanti at The Warfield

Review + Photos: Nothing but hits from Ja Rule + Ashanti at The Warfield

Ja Rule (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Ja Rule and Ashanti are two artists that flow naturally together like the classic duos of their respective genres. They were collaborators throughout their illustrious careers; when not [...]

By |September 6, 2016|1 Comment
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    Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

The Chapel felt like a Baptist church as Charles Bradley preached the title track of his new record, Changes (even if it is a Black Sabbath tune). The man [...]

By |September 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel