Photos: The Town Howlers at the Starry Plough

The Town Howlers (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

The Town Howlers have been playing for the Northern California bluegrass community since 2014.

This month, the band officially released their debut album [...]

Beyond The Bay: Jay Som at Oslo in London

Jay Som (photo: Robert Alleyne)

One of our favorites from the Bay, Melina Duterte — better known by her stage name Jay Som — tore up the stage in London at Oslo on [...]

Photos: ‘The Empire Strips Back’ at the Warfield

The Empire Strips Back (photo: Jon Bauer)

The Empire Strips Back bills itself as a “Star Wars burlesque” show that first began in 2011. The creators are taking their show on a [...]

By |June 15, 2018|0 Comments

Photos: Irma Thomas at SFJAZZ

Irma Thomas (photo: Ria Burman)

Irma Thomas — The Soul Queen of New Orleans — graced the stage at SFJAZZ last Friday night and delivered a righteous show. Accompanied by a rocking-good [...]

By |June 15, 2018|0 Comments

Photos: The Kooks at the Warfield

The Kooks (photo: Ria Burman)

Goldenvoice presented the Kooks at the Warfield Monday night with support from the Academic. Pop-rocking their way about the stage, the Kooks performed many mild, [...]

By |June 13, 2018|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Johnny Marr at August Hall

Johnny Marr (photo: Patric Carver)

I’m not one for organized religion, but I am starting to believe we are living in the End Times.

It’s not just that things aren’t going [...]

Photos: Social Distortion at the Masonic

Social Distortion (photo: Ria Burman)

Live Nation presented Social Distortion at the Masonic last Friday night. With a deafening sound, Social Distortion exploded loud, chaotic punk rock onto the frenzied, [...]

By |June 11, 2018|0 Comments

Down The 5: Iceage strut, howl, and stagger in Los Angeles

Dropping into LA in support of their fourth album Beyondless, Denmark’s Iceage brought a swelling musical catalog, stage presence, and ego to The Regent in downtown Los Angeles on [...]

Photos: Frazey Ford at the Independent

Frazey Ford (photo: Ria Burman)

Another Planet presented a seated show at the Independent last week, where Frazey Ford took the stage and folk-strum-swooned the crowd. Dressed in a self-made [...]

By |June 7, 2018|0 Comments
  • The Lonely Island at Clusterfest 2018, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: The laughs continue at the second annual Clusterfest

Photos: The laughs continue at the second annual Clusterfest

John Mulaney (photo: Jon Bauer)

Comedy Central graced San Francisco with comedy, art, and music again in their second edition of Clusterfest, as it brought all of these forms of entertainment to [...]

  • Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England by Robert Alleyne
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    Beyond the Bay: Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England

Beyond the Bay: Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Oakland singer and songwriter Fantastic Negrito took his signature sound that blends various genres of R&B, blues, and rock across the Atlantic to Dingwalls in London. [...]

Review + Photos: Green Leaf Rustlers at Love Field

Green Leaf Rustlers (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

When ex-Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson moved to Marin County last year, I figured he was just another rock star legend finding [...]

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