The Bay Abridged: June 8 – 21

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples at The Greek Theater (BRK) Jun. 9. Amidst a bunch of so-so Sinatra covers, Bob casually threw in a mind-blowing version of "Tangled up in Blue." Mavis Staples stole the show with a high energy, passionate performance that included a [...]

Sade Sundays: Best of 2009 (Part 2)

Well it’s over, and because it’s over I can’t let go. 2009, I am reflecting on a year that has yet to end, my first complete year in the Bay Area. In truth, 2009 probably won’t start to be cataloged by me until about 2017, which is such a futuristic thought I can hardly stand it. We’re here to talk music however, so let’s start and end with a standard top ten rundown: 1. Fever Ray – Fever Ray (Rabid) 2. Dolphins into the Future - …On Seafaring Island (Not Not Fun) 3. Oneohtrix Point Never – Rifts Trilogy - [...]

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