Giveaway: Huichica Sonoma

Red alert for fans of folk, blues, and completely uncategorizable artists in scenic outdoor settings: We've got two tickets to give away to Huichica Sonoma next weekend. Taking place in a trio of picturesque locales in the US, Huichica merges a closely-curated lineup with wine and food from the festival's home region. Casual, cozy, and family-friendly, Huichica's Sonoma festival is a great option for those overwhelmed by the-bigger-the-better offerings you usually find this time of year. Now in its 10th year, 2019's Huichica Sonoma boasts a super-varied lineup, ranging from the softly-sung melodies of Bedouine to the invigorating soul of [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 8 – 10

Friday, June 8 Huichica Music Festival @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery A bevy of local bands, endless wine options, and, presumably, sun — what's not to love? Pllush @ Bottom of the Hill Celebrate the local rock heroes' Father/Daughter debut with this release show with Spritual Cramp and World Smasher. Business of Dreams @ White Horse Bar Check out the new project from Terry Malts alum Corey Cunningham. Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary @ The Roxie The cult classic series that used classic rock oh-so-well gets the documentary treatment at this year's Docfest. Saturday, June 9 GZA @ The Independent Last [...]

Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

Download: Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals (Podcast #429) This episode first ran on With the debut of the Blurry Vision Fest in Oakland earlier this month, and Bottlerock Napa Valley and Carnaval San Francisco taking place this weekend, music festival season is officially underway in the Bay Area. This mixtape features music from Bay Area bands performing at festivals around the region in the next several months. Outside Lands may be the biggest summer music festival around -- with a 2018 lineup notable for the overdue inclusion of female headliners and a ton of [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 9 – 11

Raise hell with Hurray for the Riff Raff on Sunday. Friday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery Running through Saturday, this year's edition of Huichica features Mattson 2, Heron Oblivion, Cass McCombs and many, many more. High & Mighty Brass Band @ Brick & Mortar A self-described "party already in progress," the High & Mighty Brass Band will get your feet moving. The Wyatt Act, Van Goat @ Bottom of the Hill Come for the great puns, stay for the great music. Strata, Picture Atlantic @ The Ritz An all South-Bay lineup makes tonight a great tribute [...]

Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Music Festivals (Podcast #407) Music festival season unofficially kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, with the latest installment of the BottleRock Napa Valley festival attracting 120,000 attendees for three days of food, wine, and over 80 bands ranging from the Foo Fighters to the Napa Youth Symphony. The number and types of music fests has grown considerably in recent years -- among this year's new offerings are not one, but two new music and comedy weekends coming to the Bay in June -- surely to the dismay of [...]

Sonoma’s Huichica Music Festival announces daily lineups

There is nothing that screams summer is upon the Bay Area more than music festival announcements, and Huichica is one of the best to shout about. While Outside Lands and Treasure Island get all of the glory of stampeding flower crowns, Huichica Music Festival is an understated indie, psych, and pop rock alternative for those who want to relax without the crowd. You can find the day-to-day play-by-play of which artists will play when below. Since the fest is located at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery up in Sonoma, prep your picnic blankets and wallets for some food treats and wine purchasing. [...]

Huichica Music Festival announces daily lineups and set times (Updated)

Yesterday we flagged the 2015 Huichica Music Festival as one of Northern California's best summer music festivals, and today we're pleased to debut the daily lineups and set times for the two-day event. Below, find out when all of the bands are playing on June 12 and 13 at Sonoma's Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Knowing when the bands are playing is nice, but considering the stellar lineup, scenic location, and well-curated food and drink options, Huichica seems like the sort of fest you'll want to get to early and stay until closing. Update: Our initial post omitted Allah Las' performance on [...]

Exclusive: Watch Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes) perform “Candy” live for a Rhinefarm Session at Huichica

As we told you last week, this year's Huichica lineup features some of the best independent acts from around the Bay Area and beyond, as well as a bunch of delectable food and drink options to keep your belly full and your thirst quenched in the hot Sonoma sun. One of the coolest things the folks behind Huichica do during the festival is recording what they call the “Rhinefarm Sessions,” performances by visiting musicians playing in different unique spots around the ranch. Today, we have an exclusive on one of these special performances on The Bay Bridged. Matt Adams of [...]

Huichica pairs all-star food selection with stellar musical lineup

(art: Nate Reifke) Huichica is back again for 2015, and the boutique festival in wine country is better than ever. The 2015 version of the festival takes place on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, and it features some of the best independent acts from around the Bay Area and beyond, including Allah-Las, Atlas Sound, Amen Dunes, Jessica Pratt, Shannon & The Clams, Gap Dream, The Fresh & Onlys, and more. What's more? Huichica (pronounced “we-cheek-a”) organizers Eric D. Johnson, Jeff Bundschu, and ((((Folkyeah!)))) just added an incredible lineup of food, curated entirely [...]

Magic Trick, The Cairo Gang among highlights at Huichica Music Festival

It's a tough life at the Huichica Music Festival, listening to bands all day and drinking cold Gewürztraminer.  With little shade, some attendees were found curled up on blankets motionless.  But the children remained spunky!  They were hula-hooping, dancing and running around like it was summer camp. We arrived early enough to catch the solo set from Anacortes, Washington's Mount Eerie.  It must be all the rain up there, but that Damien Jurado melancholy seems pervasive.  Check out Tim Draut's review of his SF show last week. Portland's Houndstooth seemed a little sleepy until their final song, but it was worth the wait.  The [...]

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