Photos: Jay Som + Boy Scouts at the Fillmore

Jay Som (photo: Norm deVeyra)

The Bay Area's rock darling Melina Mae Duterte, better known by her stage name Jay Som, gave a hometown performance at the beloved Fillmore in support [...]

By |September 17, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Jay Som + Boy Scouts at the Fillmore

Review + Photos: Madlib x Freddie Gibbs at 1015 Folsom

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Sunday, September 8, world-class beat-maker and hip-hop producer Madlib and rapper Freddie Gibbs hosted a sold out and sweaty night of bumping [...]

By |September 16, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Madlib x Freddie Gibbs at 1015 Folsom

Review + Photos: Iron Maiden at Oracle Arena

Iron Maiden (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Tuesday, September 10, the world infamous English heavy metal band Iron Maiden crawled through hellfire to shake the Oracle Arena through its core.

Led by the [...]

By |September 16, 2019|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Dave Matthews Band (photo: Kate Haley)

The newly-opened Chase Center has been open for entertainment less than a week but is already seeing some of the most high profile names in [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Redd Kross and the Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

The Melvins (photo: Karen Goldman)

A few years ago, I came to really understand what living in the Bay Area was all about when I was invited to a group [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Redd Kross and the Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

Photos: Tycho + Poolside at the Greek Theatre

Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer)

Berkeley's iconic Greek Theatre was graced by the smooth sounds of California's own visual artist and digital composer Tycho. He was there in support of his [...]

By |September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Tycho + Poolside at the Greek Theatre

Photos: Alex Lahey at the Independent

Alex Lahey (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Australian rocker Alex Lahey gave a headlining performance at the Independent this past weekend in support of her latest album, The Best of Luck Club. [...]

By |September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Alex Lahey at the Independent
  • Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony at the Chase Center, by Ian Young
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    Review + Photos: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony bring ‘S&M2’ to Chase Center

Review + Photos: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony bring ‘S&M2’ to Chase Center

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony (photo: Ian Young)

There's a new stadium in town, and it was christened in style on Friday night when Metallica took the stage with [...]

By |September 9, 2019|1 Comment
  • Little Brother at Hiero Day 2019, by Norm deVeyra
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    Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Hieroglyphics (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Local hip hop legends Hieroglyphics brought out their annual block party Hiero Day to celebrate the sounds and life of Oakland in a celebration that always brings out [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland
  • Smashing Pumpkins at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, by Kate Haley
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    Photos: Smashing Pumpkins + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Shoreline

Photos: Smashing Pumpkins + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Shoreline

Smashing Pumpkins (photo: Kate Haley)

'90s alternative rock gods Smashing Pumpkins finished up their joint tour with a fellow '90s rock star Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Noel Gallagher's from Oasis, of [...]

By |September 4, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Smashing Pumpkins + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Shoreline
  • Nicki Bluhm at the Mystic Theater, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Ross James at the Mystic Theatre

Review + Photos: Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Ross James at the Mystic Theatre

Nicki Bluhm (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm is taller than I thought she would be. She also reminded me of Patti Smith, or possibly Chrissy Hynde, in [...]

By |September 3, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Ross James at the Mystic Theatre

Photos: Orville Peck at Swedish American Hall

Orville Peck (photo: Ria Burman)

The Swedish American Hall was packed, sweaty and country hoe-down ready for Orville Peck, who dazzled with tassels and ballads tinged with '80s Dead or [...]

By |August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Orville Peck at Swedish American Hall