Live This Month: March 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: March 2017 (Podcast #402) 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. This month's concert picks include buzzed-about emerging artists like Vagabon and Lisa Prank (both on stellar SF label Father/Daughter Records), as well as opportunities to check out rock veterans like Teenage Fanclub and James Chance & The Contortions, who both released new albums last year. The mix is also chock-full of great local bands, including excellent tunes from Fake Your Own Death, Emotional, Gary With A [...]

Ian Fays, Strand of Oaks and Crooked Fingers at Bottom of the Hill 11/23/11

It's the always eerie night before Thanksgiving and I'm already seeing double. This time we cannot blame the Wild Turkey. San Francisco's Ian Fays include twins Lizz and Sara, older sister Lena (on triangle, tambourine and more!), Lizz's husband on drums plus "a friend" on bass. It is, as they announce, "a family affair". Lizz and Sara don't appear to be identical twins, but in their matching outfits it's still quite a spectacle. There is something incredibly powerful about sibling bands. From the Jackson 5 to the Strange Boys, The Brothers Johnson to the Sadies and Meat Puppets!!, you can [...]

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