Review + Photos: George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic at the Mystic Theatre

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy As I walk into Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre, I hear this in passing: “The Mothership has landed!” That statement pertains to the show at hand, with the master of all things funky and freaky, George Clinton and his new generation of Parliament Funkadelic. Let’s just say that the psychedelic circus has come to town with all its wacky, high-energy glory, and I was there to witness the magic. Sadly, this is George Clinton’s farewell tour. At 79 years old, it’s time to settle down — but not before giving his [...]

Photos: Metronomy at the The UC Theatre

Metronomy (photo: Vanessa Solis) British electronic group Metronomy performed at The UC Theatre in support of their latest album, Metronomy Forever, which came out last year. Our photographer Vanessa Solis was at the show can caught the photos from the night that you can check out in the gallery below.

By |February 24, 2020|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Lyle Lovett + His Acoustic Group at the Uptown Theater

Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Texas country crooner Lyle Lovett is a bit grayer with his famous hair than the last time I saw him. He is probably a bit wiser too, I would imagine, given the fact that he has been at the professional music game for over 30 years. At his recent Uptown Napa show, in support of his current tour, Lovett stated that when he was a kid, he realized he could make a living at songwriting because it was easier than mowing his parents' lawn, and from there, things [...]

By |February 24, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Alexandra Savior at Cafe du Nord

Alexandra Savior (photo: Norm deVeyra) Portland singer Alexandra Savior just released her second album The Archer and is already on the road in support of it, giving an intense performance at Cafe du Nord this past weekend. Oakland singer Al Harper opened for her, and we have a stellar gallery below from the night of both performers.

By |February 18, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Chastity Belt at Great American Music Hall

Chastity Belt (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) Washington band Chastity Belt gave a performance this past Saturday at the Great American Music Hall in support of their self-titled release from last year, with support from local band Boy Scouts. Our photographer Pedro Parades Haz was there and captured the shots from tonight that you can check out in the gallery below.

By |February 12, 2020|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Luna, Everyone is Dirty at the Independent

Photo by William Wayland Words by Sosha Young On Friday, February 7, Luna and Everyone is Dirty played to a sold-out crowd at San Francisco’s best-sounding venue, the Independent. I grew up on the East Coast listening to Luna songs and meditating on the lyrics. Now I’m an Oakland girl who dances at a lot of Everyone is Dirty shows. In the 1990s, Luna was the pub-rock band in New York and so many cool college towns of the Northeast. Now, Everyone is Dirty fills a similar role for the West Coast scene. Call me a romantic, but I [...]

By |February 11, 2020|Tags: , |

Review + Photos: Mattiel’s Cafe du Nord Performance was Satis Factory

Mattiel (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely Some lead vocalists wear clothing specific to their music genre: Siouxsie Sioux and Robert Smith. Some wear outfits to make the mood festive: Flaming Lips. And then some performers don’t care to wear any clothing at all: Flea. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2020 at Café Du Nord, headliner Mattiel, and the opening act, Calvin Love, looked like they jumped out of the pages of Vogue magazine. With Mattiel’s previous life as an illustrator and web designer, it’s hardly surprising she would approach her music and performance in any other way. Mattiel Brown, vocals and [...]

By |February 6, 2020|Tags: , |
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