Best of 2014: Roman Gokhman’s favorite shows

Photo by Paige K. Parsons Last year I predicted I would never see as many concerts as I did in 2013, and I was right. Having two kids can do that to any guy, even a music journalist. From 64 shows the previous year, I was only able to attend 40 in 2014. That number will probably drop again next year. In judging what I enjoyed most, I decided to grade based on my favorites rather than the “best.” This is a subjective list, so I’m not going to try to decide who performed best. As in previous years, I set [...]

Review: Jack White at Bill Graham Civic

Photos by Roman Gokhman Long before the earth rattled all of the Bay Area in the wee hours of Sunday, Jack White shook the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on the second of two nights on his brief stop through the area. Maybe it’s a coincidence that the Oakland Athletics won the World Series the last time such a big quake made its presence felt. But perhaps it was a sign. White even dedicated a cover of cLOUDDEAD’s "Dead Dogs Two to the A’s." If it was a sarcastic dedication by the Detroit Tigers’ fan, Mother Nature did not approve. The [...]

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