Review + Photos: Ghosts of the Forest + Khruangbin at the Greek Theatre

Ghosts of the Forest (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the hills of Berkeley came alive for an evening of powerful, transformative, and ultimately groovy rock and roll. Houston-based three-piece Khruangbin returned to the Bay Area five months after wrapping their own headlining tour last November. They opened the evening ahead of Ghosts of the Forest, the latest project from Trey Anastasio, lead guitarist and vocalist for the jam band giant Phish. Consisting of guitarist Mark Speer, drummer DJ Johnson, and bassist Laura Lee, Khruangbin has been making huge strides in the global music world. This opening performance at the Greek, for [...]

Review + Photos: Khruangbin at the Catalyst

Khruangbin (photo: Joshua Huver) On Tuesday, November 13, Khruangbin brought a sold-out surf party to life at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. With two albums under their belt, the band has steadily grown from obscurity into a hot topic behind the early 2018 release of their second album, Con Todo el Mundo. They spent the second half of the summer opening for Leon Bridges before undertaking their own headlining tour through mid-December. The Houston trio combines unlikely ingredients to bring their vision to life. Blending world rhythms, Thai funk and a dreamy shimmering guitar tone that dissolves against the shore like [...]

By |November 21, 2018|Tags: |

Khruangbin brings international funk and soul to the Bay

Houston, Texas trio Khruangbin began their 21 date, coast-to-coast North American fall tour this week. Playing 14 shows in November and nine in December, you have two chances to see them in the Bay Area. Tonight, they headline the fabulous Fox Theater in Oakland, and after a weekend pair of SoCal shows, they make their way to The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, November 13. Khruangbin is getting into the holiday spirit early, as they prepare to release an exciting update to the Vince Guaraldi's classic "Christmas Time Is Here." The track will be available Nov 16 on a [...]

By |November 9, 2018|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Milo Greene, Khruangbin and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. 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 in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Wednesday, November 7 Milo Greene, Charley Dam @ The Independent 8pm, $20, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, November 8 Ama Lou [...]

By |November 6, 2018|Tags: , |
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