Live This Month: Old favorites and new voices come to town in September

Summer in the Bay has provided no shortage of opportunities to chase the elusive sun while getting a shot of adrenaline via a well-curated music festival. From the small stages of Phono Del Sol, 20th Street Block Party and Burger Boogaloo, to the record-breaking crowds of Outside Lands, chances are there’s been a favorite artist or two of yours in town. And while these beloved hazy days (Karl permitting, of course) are beginning to dwindle as the fall season rolls in, the good news is that we have a team dedicated to finding the gems for you. We've got you [...]

By |September 2, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Sponsored: Jenny Lewis shines at the Fox Theater this September

From the start of her indie stardom as a founder of Rilo Kiley to her work with the Watson Twins, Jenny Lewis is a rare artist that has rarely had a career slump, let alone a controversy — all peaks, no valleys. For over 20 years (around 35 if you count her time as a kid actor), her fans only become more devoted, and the profiles about her more glowing. Now purely solo, she’s upped her own creative ante yet again with March’s On the Line. On the Line gets immediately personal, unpacking the twisted relationships of her lifetime more [...]

By |July 31, 2019|Tags: |

You are what you love: Rob Goodman’s six favorite Bay Area shows in 2016

The Cure, May 2016 (photo: Rob Goodman) Year after year, I’m reminded that among all the chaos in the world — especially during this tempestuous time in the United States — there is one oasis of jubilation, one place to go to pause, to thrash, to meditate, or just...listen. Shows bring people together on a level you rarely feel in any other setting. There were times this year when I had hoped for a greater level of protest from the artists I admire most, but we’re only human, after all — processing the present the best we can. In retrospect, [...]

Jenny Lewis welcomed Ben Gibbard to close ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ tour at The Masonic

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins (photo: Joshua Huver) If there was any doubt who the queen of indie music is, Jenny Lewis erased any competition with her extravagant return to San Francisco at The Masonic on Thursday, September 22. Jenny had the audience in the palm of her hand, and at this point in the tour, the final show of an album from ten years ago, she knew exactly how to direct the evening. From synchronized show-dancing between herself and The Watson Twins to multiple costume changes that reinforced Lewis' overarching theme of rainbows, happiness, and love that borders on [...]

By |September 26, 2016|Tags: |

Jenny Lewis revisits ‘Rabbit Fur Coat,’ plays SF next month

On September 22, Jenny Lewis returns to San Francisco for a headlining performance celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her debut solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat. One of only 10 dates for this special tour, Lewis will be joined by The Watson Twins, who are featured on the original release. Earlier this year, Lewis performed seven shows in four cities with The Watson Twins and very special guest M. Ward as well as a string of dates in support of Ward as her pro-peace, anti-hate punk project Nice As Fuck. Nothing is more exciting than getting to witness several shades of the same [...]

By |August 19, 2016|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Jenny Lewis, Chastity Belt and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, May 28th Jenny Lewis, Nikki Lane @ The Fox Theater 2 pairs available 8pm, $29.50, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, May 28th The Tropics, NRVS LVRS, Kokomo Hum @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $10, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, May 28th Waterstrider, Guy [...]

Jenny Lewis to play Fox Theater on Thursday

Still touring behind her standout 2014 album, The Voyager, Jenny Lewis will bring her act to the Fox Theater in Oakland on May 28. The former lead singer for the dearly-departed Rilo Kiley, Lewis has crafted an admirable solo career, capped by the release of The Voyager, a candid, vulnerable rumination about looking back on life’s lost opportunities. Nostalgia envelops the atmosphere of The Voyager, which seems appropriate for Lewis, a former child actor who lacked the normalcy she often pines for her in her songs. Never absent from the spotlight, Lewis is a natural performer, which makes her [...]

By |May 26, 2015|Tags: |

Ryan Adams gets clean at the Masonic

(Photos by Daniel Kielman) Ryan Adams wants you to listen to Suicide. In the first of very few tangents to the audience at the Masonic tonight, he’s extolling the virtues of the 1970s punk band who, he notes, influenced a host of other artists from Sonic Youth to Springsteen. People are laughing politely. They seem to be a little nervous around him. They don’t know how to react to this new, talkative, somewhat-genial Ryan Adams. America loves a comeback story, and Adams’ has become legend in the new millennium. An alt-country superstar in the late ’90s and early aughts, adored [...]

By |December 15, 2014|Tags: , |
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