Courtney Barnett comes solo to Sonoma

If this spring’s single “Everybody Here Hates You” is an indicator of Courtney Barnett’s forthcoming album, well, la dee da, we’re stoked. The title is one some of us can relate to, and the work she’s been putting out has really honed in on that funny-classy combination of rock and roll that we just cannot get enough of. Barnett will be playing some more intimate-than-normal shows this fall and blessed be, she’s coming to Sonoma on February the 2nd. Why are we telling you so early? Because they’ll sell out, ya dingus. Courtney Barnett Redwood Barn February 2, 2020 8 [...]

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Photos + Review: Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile (and Sea Lice) at the Fox

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and Sea Lice) (photo: Aaron Rubin) Last week, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, the hippest purveyors of the latest, greatest, and most infectious indie record, took to a sold-out performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Touring the nation in support of the highly-anticipated collaboration album Lotta Sea Lice, released on October 13, their stop in the Bay Area was number five of 19. The album, born out of each other's mutual admiration and genuine knack for nailing certain idiosyncrasies of life, was recorded in eight days over the span of  nearly 15 months. Knowing that [...]

Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Summer Music Festivals Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Summer Music Festivals (Podcast #363) That the San Francisco Bay Area has seen a rapid rise in the number of music festivals over the last decade isn't a distinctly local phenomenon, but there's something about the way the Bay does festival season that feels unique. In many cases, it's the use of beautiful public spaces, city and state parks that become part of the festival experience. Or maybe it's the way that our festivals invest more time and effort into making sure that the food and beverage offerings are compelling on their own. There's [...]

Giveaway: Courtney Barnett with San Fermin at Slim’s

Aussie Queen and rock and roll badass Courtney Barnett is coming to San Francisco on Monday, November 3, and we've got a pair a tickets to hand out to one lucky winner. Supported by the British rockers of Mikhael Paskalev and sharing headlining duties with Brooklyn's Baroque pop outfit San Fermin, Barnett will win you over with her idiosyncratic, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and what I've come to accept as the best songwriting I've heard in a long time. You want these tickets. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Courtney Barnett at the Fillmore, email with "Courtney Barnett" in the subject line and [...]

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Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to SF’s Biggest Summer Musical Experience

Outside Lands 2014 show poster (DKNG Studios) It's that time of year again – the yearning masses will descend upon San Francisco this weekend for the City's now hallmark summer musical experience Outside Lands. Yep, the seventh edition of the gigantic gig in Golden Gate Park kicks off Friday at noon and, as you've undoubtedly learned by now, it will be headlined by none other than Kanye, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Killers. Headliners can be hit-or-miss, but the strength of Outside Lands (or any festival, for that matter) typically lies in the undercard. Sure, you may get [...]

Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett brings shrewd lyrics and rock & roll to Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Nicole Browner Courtney Barnett: Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett has become an overnight ambassador for Aussie slacker folk rock. Headlining Monday night's sold-out Noise Pop pre-party, Barnett wore a loose-fitting shirt with stripes — this was grunge fashion, no doubt about it — and it turned out that Barnett wasn't looking to be a "folk" singer last night. She brought the rock by letting her drum and bass backing band turn up loud and drive a thick low-end. I didn't expect her to rock like that, and I don't think much of the audience did either. There were [...]

Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett playing sold out show at Rickshaw Stop

As the maddening goodness of Noise Pop 2014 rolls in, and shows sell out left and right, it's no surprise that tonight's Courtney Barnett show at Rickshaw Stop is sold out (you can still get in if you buy a badge). Barnett's sunny and carefree debut album, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, has rapidly gained buzz over the past several months. The 20-something hails from Australia and has been touring the US, playing selective dates in February before playing shows at her home base with none other than Billy Bragg. Barnett's album is jammed with jangly guitar [...]

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