Best of 2016: Paige K. Parsons’ favorite concert photos of 2016

Kanye West (By: Paige K. Parsons) Editor's note: One of the best photographers in the Bay, Paige K. Parsons is at shows year-round covering acts large and small and always with a great eye for a moment. Below are 22 of her favorite photos that she took of live music in the Bay Area from the last year that caught her eye, from acts as big as The Cure and Kanye West to local acts The Seshen at our own Phono Del Sol to Chance The Rapper at Outside Lands. Take a look at all these memorable photos.

The Bay Abridged: Oct 12 – 25

(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. Simon Joyner at The Lost Church (SF) Oct. 15. I would have gladly paid the $15 admission just to see Simon Joyner play "Old Days" in person again. I got that and so much more — a rainy night at the warm, cozy Lost Church [...]

Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to SF’s Biggest Summer Musical Experience

Outside Lands 2014 show poster (DKNG Studios) It's that time of year again – the yearning masses will descend upon San Francisco this weekend for the City's now hallmark summer musical experience Outside Lands. Yep, the seventh edition of the gigantic gig in Golden Gate Park kicks off Friday at noon and, as you've undoubtedly learned by now, it will be headlined by none other than Kanye, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Killers. Headliners can be hit-or-miss, but the strength of Outside Lands (or any festival, for that matter) typically lies in the undercard. Sure, you may get [...]

Sade Sundays: That’s How I Remember It, Season Finale (Best of 2010).

Part One: Michael Tapscott 1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (DefJam) [wpaudio url="http://www.islanddefjam.com/artist/discography_single.aspx?artistID=7307&productID=12417" text="Kanye West - 'Runaway'" dl="0"] The most controversial and real public figure almost caused a fist fight between Joshua and I at this year’s Thanksgiving. While Josh contended, correctly so, that Kanye’s public persona ruins his art, I contended, also correctly, that it heightens his palette and that the persona is in and of itself a fine work of art. We worked it out, but I was prepared to never speak to one of my best friends again for the cause. 2. Jerry Lewis [...]

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