Photos: Mayer Hawthorne brings his soul sound to the Fox Theater

Mayer Hawthorne (photo: Robert Alleyne) Soul enthusiast and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne brought his unique style to the Fox Theater last Friday night, May 6, 2016.  Joined by Gabriel Garzon-Montano, it was a funky night with a whole of shaking goin' on.  Photographer Robert Alleyne was there to take these photographs of the energized performers and happy fans.

Review & Videos: Foster the People brings pumped-up beats, Mayer Hawthorne and Kimbra to the Greek Theater, 6/29/12

About two-thirds of the way through Foster the People’s sold out show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley Friday evening, frontman-keyboardist Mark Foster noted his band is just a handful of shows away from No. 300. That’s 300 concerts since the band went from throwing “Pumped Up Kicks” at anyone who would have it, for free, online – 15 months ago – to a stage show that now includes multiple projection screens, giant blow-up album art characters, a marching band and a flame-headed emcee who oversaw the festivities through the mouth of a tribal-tattooed face projection. Anyone who’s seen Foster [...]

Sade Sundays: Variations on a Religious Experience

Part 1 By: Michael Tapscott Sade Sunday’s sat cold with a lingering spirit, an unnamed and undefined amorphous blob that cried out, “you have a commitment here fellows!” So, I met with Josh, on a Wednesday, in his bedroom. As we rotated seats between his couch and his bed to play tracks of our own choosing that the other person could care less about, I thought to myself, “this shall not do.” Josh and I met in Indiana University, our musical sophistication lies in those backwaters where we weaned each other on and off the new indie torrents and enjoyed [...]

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