Live This Month: October 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: October 2018 (Podcast #433) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a month off, Live This Month is back with a mix full of tunes that will make you want to see some concerts! This month's mix is bookended by post-punk, with the lean and atmospheric EXEK starting things off, and Wax Chattels' raw and noisy sounds wrapping the episode up. In between, we've got a wealth of new music, including recent and new-to-us songs from locals [...]

NYE Happening: Quinn Deveaux’s two night psych-soul residency at Amnesia

Two and a half years ago, Quinn Deveaux uprooted, on a "songwriter soul quest," to Nashville. Possessed of a smooth and polished style that can dip and twist as effortlessly as the Mississippi, Quinn is masterful at getting audiences out of their chairs. The loss of his voice in the SF scene meant, among other things, a lot less sweat on the dance floor. But in June of this year, Quinn migrated back home in a triumphant string of performances. His band opened for Kool & The Gang at Stern Grove, headlined Hickey Fest and merged the two in a [...]

By |December 26, 2017|Tags: |

See Quinn DeVeaux play a living room show this weekend

Quinn DeVeaux kicks ass. He is single handedly ruling the Bay Area soul scene. Like a young Ray Charles, he exudes the joy of music. Quinn tours relentlessly both solo and with his Blue Beat Review. He has played everywhere from Stern Grove to Bimbo's, Club Deluxe to The Rite Spot. In March and April, he will tour across the country. But on Saturday, February 21st, he plays a very special solo "living room" show. Okay, it's a bedroom Oakland...and I helped put it together! Opening for Quinn is Annelyse Gelman, an amazing poet and songwriter that recently [...]

By |February 18, 2015|Tags: |

Pachanga Noche: Benefit for Buena Vista/Horace Mann Public School

Be true to your school.  That was the name of a corny Beach Boys song from the '60s, but today it could become a rallying cry for the nation's tragically underfunded public school system.  As public school districts around the country are coping with government ineptitude and encroaching privatization under the guise of charter schools, it's nice to witness a glimmer of hope provided by the local community. In this case, such hope comes in the form of a benefit concert this Sunday at The Chapel to support San Francisco's oldest Spanish immersion elementary school, Buena Vista/Horace Mann.  With the [...]

Artist Spotlight: Quinn DeVeaux Download: Artist Spotlight: Quinn DeVeaux (Podcast #332) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! This month's Artist Spotlight -- our podcast series featuring live-in-the-studio performances and interviews with emerging Bay Area performers -- showcases Quinn DeVeaux. Over the past few years, Oakland-based DeVeaux and his band the Blue Beat Review have earned a reputation as terrific live performers. In December, Quinn made a substantial addition to his recorded body of work with the release of not one, but two new albums: Originals, recorded with the full band, and Late Night Drive, a more intimate collection of songs inspired by a [...]

By |March 30, 2014|Tags: |

Fundraiser to save Viracocha today!

Every venue in the city is special for its own good reasons, but no venue is quite like Viracocha. Located in the heart of Valencia, Viracocha is not an easily definable space. Hidden under the sheath of a storefront selling art, music, antiques and vintage oddities, it also functions as a haven for typewriter aficionados, and harbors a small stage for poets, musicians, and performance artists. Founder Jonathan Seigel recently announced in Viracocha’s email newsletter that he plans to leave the city. What, then, will happen to the store? A half answer comes from the fundraiser event happening today from 11am [...]

By |December 6, 2013|Tags: , |

Premiere: stream two new soulful albums from Quinn DeVeaux

As previously mentioned, Oakland's own Quinn DeVeaux has put together two new full-length albums (that's right, TWO). The first, Late Night Drive, is an easygoing solo endeavor, stripped down to just his soulful voice and simple instrumentation. The record is still evocative of DeVeaux's early R&B influence, but with an added layer of classic folksy twang. The second album, Originals, features the Blue Beat Review (DeVeaux's band) on a whole new set of upbeat tunes that will make you wish you had your dancing shoes. Today, we're proud to premiere these two new records from Quinn DeVeaux, available as a [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Tags: |

Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) Download: Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. For some reason, November's concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Quinn DeVeaux, The Sadies, Little Comets

To enter any contest, email with the name of the band and date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, October 31st Boograss: Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown! featuring The Pine Box Boys, The F*cking Buckaroos, The Harmed Brothers and Kemo Sabe @ Slim's 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 31st An evening with The Sadies @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $17, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. [...]

Quinn DeVeaux double album release party at GAMH

Bay Area soul/blues singer Quinn DeVeaux — a man who has certainly earned his place as a hard-working staple of the SF music scene — will celebrate the release of two new LPs on November 2 at the Great American Music Hall. Each LP will capture a different side of DeVeaux's style: The first LP, titled Originals, is louder and wilder and features DeVeaux's entire backing band, The Blue Beat Review. The second, Late Night Drive, is a mellower solo album which should more clearly capture his soulful vocals. Perhaps you've seen DeVeaux play an acoustic set at Rite Spot [...]

By |October 25, 2013|Tags: |
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