Review + Photos: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius at the Fox Theater

boygenius (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely First as soloists and then together as boygenius, they performed at Fox Theater in Oakland on November 27 for an endearing three-and-a-half hour performance. Their supergroup, boygenius, formed out of friendships and the experience of touring together. Dacus and Bridgers have both opened for Julien Baker on prior tours. With similar careers and lives, the three artists intended to co-write three songs. This led to more songs, then an LP release, and now a tour. These artists’ performances are deeply personal. Julien Baker, the original headliner, signed to Matador Records for her second [...]

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all

(Photo: Lera Pentelute) Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus booked a tour together before they formed the new indie rock band boygenius. It’s not the typical order of events, but that’s the genius of this trio. They are not bound by convention, nor do they hang on the word of “adult men” in the industry. These artists — all singers, songwriters, and guitarists under the age of 25 — were driven by their calling to make music together. Undeterred, they made it happen on their own terms. Each young woman has a fairly new and successful solo career, a [...]

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

Download: Live This Month: November 2018 (Podcast #435) 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. November's concert lineup includes big record release shows for the great local bands The Total Bettys and Perhapsy, and you can sample new music from both acts in this episode. Speaking of records, Same Girls will be performing at the Bay Area Record Fest this month, which offers a chance to learn more about local record labels amidst performances by half a dozen excellent Bay Area bands. [...]

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