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

Download: Live This Month: February 2018 (Podcast #422) 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. This month's episode features a whole bunch of artists performing at the 26th annual Noise Pop Festival, which will be taking over local venues from February 19th through the 25th. There are so many great shows happening during Noise Pop 2018 that our picks barely scratch the surface, but enjoy new and recent music from Noise Pop performers Dick Stusso, Cuco, Sudan Archives, and Shamir. There are [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, August 25 – 27

Caravan down to Saratoga for some serious vibes. (photo: Daniel Kielman) Friday, August 25 Girls Rock Camp/CWM Benefit Concert featuring Shannon and the Clams, Dirty Cello, Killer Queens @ Sweetwater Music Hall Great rock and roll for a great cause. What's not to love? Cuco @ Rickshaw Stop Get your fix of Chicanx resistance music. Pardoner, Versing, Hoop @ Slim's San Francisco's great young hope for rock and roll rolls into Slim's. Kamasi Washington @ Mountain Winery Take in some transporting saxophone riffs in a scenic setting. Groovy. Fresh and Onlys, the World, Mall Walk @ The Chapel Ask our [...]

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Meet Cuco, the 19-year-old Chicano making it as a form of resistance

(photo: Jerry Rangel) Growing up first-generation Chicanx gave me access to multiple worlds, but mostly one where there weren’t many people like me in the media. Even when it came to Latinx and Spanish media, the people I looked up to were really just white Latinx. This is why Selena was important to me and so many others growing up, and still is. For many Latinx people, she was the first one we saw on TV that looked similar to us, and had a similar experience to us. Now the love for Selena is cult, but she has paved ways [...]

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