The Wonder Years at The UC Theatre

Yet another stacked lineup comes to The UC Theatre on Wednesday, May 23. The Wonder Years, a six-piece band that hails from Philadelphia, have been at the forefront of American pop-punk music for the past 10+ years. Since the group's formation in 2005, the Wonder Years have consistently put out hard-hitting collections of songs that have attracted fans and critics alike. The band's latest project, the recently-released Sister Cities, continues the band's trajectory into new musical terrain, all while maintaining their trademark blend of energetic, nostalgic, and emotional rock and roll. In addition, it's an urgent piece of music that [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 18 -20

Come party with us and Imprint.City in the Bayview tomorrow. Friday, May 18 Washed Out @ August Hall Barely open two weeks and already doing brisk business, the brand-new August Hall in San Francisco welcomes Washed Out. — Jody Amable Sweet Plot @ The Independent Closing down two weeks full of local highlights, the Independent features SF's Sweet Plot and their new take on roots-rock tonight. — Jody Amable Queer Country West Coast: Lavender Country, Paisley Fields, Eli Conley @ El Rio If you don't know about the rising queer country movement, get educated with this introductory event at El [...]

Playlist: Listen to this mix of artists performing at the 2018 Southside Festival!

The 2018 Southside Festival is this weekend! Join us and Imprint.City this Saturday for a full day of amazing local music, art, and beer, with performances by Zion-I, Beejus, Down 2 Earth, Jay Stone, Just Rese, Ellah, and more. Best of all, it's totally free! To get ready for the festival, here's a playlist of excellent songs from Southside performers. Take a listen and RSVP to the event. We'll see you there! Southside Festival 2018: Zion-I, Beejus, Down 2 Earth, Jay Stone, Just Rese, Ellah and more Laughing Monk Brewing May 19, 2018 12pm, FREE

Treasure Island Music Festival announces 2018 lineup: Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Lord Huron and many more

Just a day after announcing its new location at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, the Treasure Island Music Festival has announced the full lineup for its 2018 festivities. Tame Impala and A$AP Rocky top the two-day fest's bill, and they'll be joined by a wide range of indie rock, hip hop and electronic artists that includes stellar live performers like Jungle, U.S. Girls, and Alex Cameron. Check out the full lineup below, and get ready: General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Friday, May 18, at noon on their web site. Tame Impala A$AP Rocky Silk City (Diplo + [...]

Mixtape: Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music

Download: Mixtape: Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music (Podcast #428) This episode first ran on KQED.org. The Bay Area has a rich history of acclaimed musicians drawing from the many musical styles developed in Latin America. That legacy continues on today, with an array of Latinx artists incorporating cumbia, salsa, rumba, reggaeton, and Latin rock sounds into their work. This mixtape showcases eleven songs from local bands and artists drawing from Latin music. What's perhaps most immediately notable on first listen is the diversity of sounds included here. Even though half of the artists in this mix are inspired in [...]

Photos: Melvin Seals and the JGB at the Warfield

Melvin Seals and the JGB (photo: Kate Haley) Last Saturday night saw Melvin Seals and the JGB (short for the Jerry Garcia Band) perform at the Warfield to bring some of the finest musicians to the Bay. They were joined by special guests Oteil Burbridge, Stanley Jordan, and Dave Ellis, and our photographer Kate Haley was there to capture this fantastic gallery below for your enjoyment.

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Review + Photos: Danny Click at the Throckmorton Theatre

Danny Click (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Intimacy can be thought of as a connection between two or more people sharing an experience that brings them closer together. Music can be thought of as a type of conduit to intimacy, as the sharing song, rhythm and the creative spirit can form a bond, which creates connection not only between the music maker and the fan but between those who hear the music as well. Marin County blues-rock guitarist and songwriter Danny Click has somehow managed to bring deep intimacy into his shows and his music. From each note that [...]

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Photos: Ty Segall at the UC Theatre

Ty Segall (photo: William Wayland) The UC Theatre closed out their April run of shows with a return of Bay Area garage rock God Ty Segall give a headlining show with support from Sextile. We had our photographer William Wayland at the show to capture some shots of the each band from the night that you can check out below.

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Live This Month: May 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: May 2018 (Podcast #427) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our May mix of concert picks features new and recent local music from DONCAT, Coke, Ezra Furman, and Mystic Priestess. There's also a ton of excellent local hip hop in this mix, including Ruby Ibarra, Kamaiyah, and Beejus, who is one of many artists performing at our 2018 Southside Festival on May 19. Seattle's Special Explosion offers one of this month's highlights from touring bands, as does [...]

Announcing Southside Festival 2018: Zion-I, Down 2 Earth, Just Rese and more

It's that time again...time to get ready for 2018's Southside Festival. Now in its second year, Southside Festival is a free festival taking place in San Francisco's Bayview district. Southside's lineup focuses on local, independent musicians (just like we do!), and seeks to bring SF residents out to the Bayview district of San Francisco and expose them to the artists right in their backyard. The festival is a joint project between The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City, an organization devoted to bringing educational and economic opportunities to the Bayview and other underserved areas of San Francisco. Imprint.City's goal is simple, and [...]

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