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    Joanna Newsom adds California dates to ‘Strings/Keys Incident’

Joanna Newsom adds California dates to ‘Strings/Keys Incident’

It's been nearly seven years since Joanna Newsom premiered Divers single "Sapokanikan" at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, the last time I saw her perform. The Bay [...]

By |June 6, 2019|Comments Off on Joanna Newsom adds California dates to ‘Strings/Keys Incident’
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    Photos & Review: Joanna Newsom raised my standards for reality at The Fox Theater

Photos & Review: Joanna Newsom raised my standards for reality at The Fox Theater

Joanna Newsom (photo: Jon Bauer)

Joanna Newsom feels more myth than mortal. She's an idiosyncratic elf-esque harpist whose voice comes across as a caricature of a British nanny, yet she sold [...]

By |March 29, 2016|1 Comment
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    Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Kindness be Conceived" (with Joanna Newsom)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Kindness be Conceived" (with Joanna Newsom)

San Francisco folk-rocker Thao Nguyen and her band The Get Down Stay Down have a sparkly new album by the name of We the Common, out February 5th. We've already heard some early [...]

By |February 1, 2013|Comments Off on Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Kindness be Conceived" (with Joanna Newsom)
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    Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom to host Henry Miller Library benefit show at The Warfield on 6/25/12

Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom to host Henry Miller Library benefit show at The Warfield on 6/25/12

June 25th brings a special night of music to The Warfield, as composer extraordinaire Philip Glass teams up with Joanna Newsom and Tim Fain for a benefit show to [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie [...]

By |January 25, 2012|Comments Off on Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Best of 2010: Scott McDowell on Joanna Newsom

The album I’ve listened to more than any other in 2010 may barely qualify as local, but that’s just how it is. I listened to Joanna Newsom’s Have One [...]

By |December 29, 2010|2 Comments

Sade Sundays: That’s How I Remember It, Season Finale (Best of 2010).

Part One: Michael Tapscott
1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (DefJam)

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The most controversial and real public figure almost caused a fist [...]

By |December 26, 2010|2 Comments

Review & Photos: Tea with Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater, 8/2/10

This week someone asked me to name the best show I had ever seen. What kind of question is that? It's like asking someone what your favorite [...]

By |August 4, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Tea with Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater, 8/2/10