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    Giveaway: A Father/Daughter double feature with Vagabon & Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Giveaway: A Father/Daughter double feature with Vagabon & Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

It's hard to say "my favorite band off the label Father/Daughter Records is coming to town" because:

A lot of my favorite bands off Father/Daughter Records are always in [...]

By |September 22, 2017|0 Comments

Giveaway: Downtown Boys at Starline Social Club

(photo: Farrah Skeiky)

I have never felt so at home on nepantla, the bridge between where I live and where my family emigrated from, than I have in the past [...]

By |September 21, 2017|0 Comments

Sponsored Giveaway: The Goldenvoice ‘Fallendar’ is here

Welcome to the last days of your Bay Area summer. We get it — summer wasn't made for spending indoors in dark bars and concert halls. So if you [...]

By |September 21, 2017|0 Comments

Giveaway: Japanese Breakfast at Swedish American Hall

To have a chance to see Japanese Breakfast live is to have a chance to be beamed up into space, to have the stars envelop you, and to be [...]

By |September 20, 2017|0 Comments
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    Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

The first time Marshall Crenshaw performed out west was at the Keystone in San Francisco. It was June 4, 1982, and he burst onto the popular music scene with [...]

By |September 19, 2017|2 Comments
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    Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue celebrate ‘Sex & Sadness’ release September 10

Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue celebrate ‘Sex & Sadness’ release September 10

In 2015 singer/guitarist Madi Sipes and longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koehn (drums) joined forces as Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue. The debut EP, Sex & [...]

By |September 7, 2017|0 Comments

The esoteric narratives of Oakland’s Club Night

Words by Jordan Martich

A powerful thing about the new(ish) Oakland band Club Night is their hands-off, restless energy. It's apparent in every element of their being — the gooey [...]

By |September 6, 2017|0 Comments

Sponsored Giveaway: It’s time for Fall at the Fillmore

Fall is always a great time to check out a show at the Fillmore (and not just because it has an alliterative title). Fall is flagship rock show season [...]

By |September 6, 2017|0 Comments

Planet Booty to perform ‘Naked’ at Chapel show

Planet Booty has been playing with us. First the electro-funk-soul trio let us see a video of them naked. Then, while on tour twice this summer, the Oakland band [...]

By |September 5, 2017|0 Comments

Get To Know: Hose Rips

(photo: Collin Morrow)

Any musician who's been in bands for a while will tell you why they're still in the game: It's really just an excuse to hang out with [...]

By |September 1, 2017|1 Comment

Sponsored: The Front Bottoms at the Regency Ballroom

Given the difficulty of getting a group of people together and developing a shared musical vision — through all the outside commitments and creative spats and empty shows — [...]

By |August 31, 2017|0 Comments

Giveaway: Sister Hazel at the Chapel next week

With its sweet melody and sincere lyrics, Sister Hazel’s 1997 hit song “All For You” is an unforgettable tune that makes you smile and sing along every time.

Since then, [...]

By |August 31, 2017|0 Comments
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