Review and photos: José González and yMusic The Fox Theatre

José González with yMusic (photo: Jess Luoma) As concert goers took their seats (yes, seats) at the Fox Theatre last Sunday, there was a growing sense of anticipation for the rare collaborative performance featuring yMusic and José González.  We found our way to the orchestra section, and settled in for the semi-formal affair.  Come join as we walk through the evening together, from the first note from yMusic to José González's encore performance. Seven seats spread across the stage, and when the stage lights came up, the six instrumentalists of yMusic came forward and began to play.  The sextet brought chamber music [...]

By |March 17, 2016|Tags: , |

TIMF Interview: Getting to know José Gonzaléz on a personal level

Last week I spoke on the phone with José Gonzaléz in hopes of getting to know the man behind the resplendent staccato grooves, rhythms and ponderings on civilization of his first self-produced album in seven years, Vestiges & Claws. I thought of no better spot than Golden Gate Park's singular Skatin' Place, where I often form some of my own ideas about our peculiar society. Though his tour-induced infirmities caused him to cancel other interviews that day, he wanted our readers to get the inside scoop before this Sunday's show at the Treasure Island Music Festival. There are some amazing reviews for Vestiges & [...]

By |October 15, 2015|Tags: |

José González to play two nights at Bimbo’s in San Francisco

(photo: Malin Johansson) Sweden's José González is back from a long solo hiatus. The guitarist and folk singer-songwriter has finally unleashed Vestiges & Claws, his first album in seven years, and to celebrate, he's taking his act on the road with Ólöf Arnalds. The new album is González’ first to include completely original material, which allows him to delve deeply and more thoughtfully into complex subject matter, including universally understood themes like civilization and humanism. González will headline two dates this month (April 27 and 28) at Bimbo's 365 in San Francisco (the venue is a favorite of his band Junip). [...]

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