The Bay Abridged: May 25 – June 7

(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. Myra Flynn at Hotel Utah (SF) May 26. Even after seeing 31 bands in 3 days at BottleRock, Myra Flynn's beautiful voice still echoes in my ears from her intimate set at Hotel Utah. Soulful, heart-soaked ballads filled the tiny club as she belted out [...]

Wine and Bowties announce Feels V festival

The Wine & Bowtie-curated Feels festival is back for its fifth installment and boy, it (Feels V)ery wonderful. If the last time around was a celebration of fall, this next time around is a full-fledged summer preview featuring the same eclectic, DIY heart and love of hip-hop that fuels the organization. On May 28, they'll return to West Oakland's American Steel Studios, which hosted the last two Feels festivals, to bring a multidisciplinary festival where locals truly shine. The choices of music, art, zines, and food show that the organizers really put care into each and every decision so that [...]

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