Photos: Gill Landry at the Lost Church
Gill Landry (photo: Ria Burman) Gill Landry brought his delicate despair and beautifully depressing music to The Lost Church on March 6 in SF. Playing center stage in the cozy, intimate venue with guitar, harmonica and his deep~gravel-good vocals, Gill Landry performed old songs from his self~titled 2015 excellent album to new ones from his latest album offering, Skeleton At The Banquet. Rich, smooth artistry from a musician, exuding a 1940's Parisian essence.
Photos: Kat Edmonson at Yoshi’s
Kat Edmonson (photo: Ria Burman) Kat Edmonson brought a Judy Garland-Marilyn Monroe-Doris Day '50s feel to Yoshi's, performing jazzy covers, plus originals, while interweaving stories, anecdotes and philosophical musings, drawn from past experiences, throughout the set. Her new album, Dreamers Do, is out now.
Photos: Taj Mahal at SFJAZZ
Taj Mahal (photo: Ria Burman) Taj Mahal circled back around to SFJAZZ Thursday night, bringing the blues and brilliance to the packed-out Miner Auditorium.
Noise Pop 2020: The Onyx at SFJAZZ
The Onyx (photo: Ria Burman) The Onyx brought some sweet, high-octane, contagious, feel-good energy to the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ as part of Noise Pop festival. With vocals strong and in unison, the Onyx created powerful vibes, complemented by keys, which transformed to sounds of electric guitar wails and bass and beats keeping steady flow. The Onyx delivers one kickass show, full of vitality and groove-moving goodness.
Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall
Helado Negro (photo: Ria Burman) Mid-week through Noise Pop 2020 brought the peak of electronic, chill-folk in the form of musician-mixer, Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall. With the auditorium jam-packed with a sweaty, collective groove-smile, Helado Negro performed a sold-out show with beats and strums, creating a dopamine nest for one of the best feel-good-inducing Noise Pop sets. Sweet support was given by Meernaa, Tre Burt, and Anjelica Garcia. Read Michelle Kicherer's full review here!
Photos: Hot Tuna with the David Bromberg Quintet at the Fillmore
Hot Tuna (photo: Ria Burman) David Bromberg Quintet brought their dynamic rock and roll, country-bluegrass vibes to the Fillmore, supporting Hot Tuna. David Bromberg Quintet got the crowd warmed up with bluesy grooves and quirky lyrical lines before Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna joined David Bromberg on stage for a duet. Later, David Bromberg Quintet added a little ditty around a microphone, leaving their instruments on the ground and the vocal sounds combined. It was the sweetest little cherry on top of a great set. Hot Tuna brought their raw rock and roll to the stage, playing peach to the [...]
Photos: Violent Femmes at the Fillmore
Violent Femmes (photo: Ria Burman) The Violent Femmes brought their rock and roll revelry to the Fillmore for a double-whammy of sets, gracing the stage on Thursday and again on Friday, with both sold out. Thursday's sweaty show had the crowd bouncing the Fillmore floorboards due to the frenzied, high-octane energy set forth from the magic and contagiously powerful music of the Violent Femmes.
Photos: The Marcus King Band at the Fillmore
The Marcus King Band (photo: Ria Burman) The Marcus King Band brought their funky rock n roll soul-grooves to The Fillmore for a guitar-shredding, country hoe-down of epic proportion. Playing songs from their older albums and offering new songs, the night swept along with love song serenading and good, old-fashioned rock n roll playing. Ending with a fantastic encore, which followed seamlessly from an extraordinary and long lasting drum solo, The Marcus king Band each enjoyed solos, which flowed with ease and fun musical merges. Ending with the forever beautiful song, Goodbye Carolina, The Marcus King Band delivered a set [...]
Photos: KT Tunstall at Yoshi’s
KT Tunstall (photo: Ria Burman) Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall brought the giggles and the groove to Yoshi's Saturday night for a double-whammy of a show. Despite suffering from allergies, KT Tunstall delivered an entertaining set, full of humor and classic songs, such as "Suddenly I See" and "Black Horse & the Cherry Tree." Accompanied on stage with only a looping machine of sorts and her guitar, KT Tunstall filled the venue with her layered, rich-sounding creations.
Photos: Snoop Dogg at the Fillmore
Snoop Dogg (photo: Ria Burman) Snoop Dogg brought the smoke to the Fillmore last week. RJ at Noon started the night off, warming up the crowd before the smooth-chill of Warren G took the crowd higher. Following Warren G, came Berner, walking on stage smoking a massive joint, which he proceeded to pass to the audience to share around before throwing bags of weed to the crowd. Berner continued the smooth-chill vibes, setting the stage for Snoop, who finished the night with a fun party scene, super smooth vibes and a reminiscent tribute mix honoring those gone too soon. The [...]