Paul Chalker

Reisender Brings Busking to the Stage @ Neck of the Woods, Releases Debut Album

03/15/2016

If you go into any major city, there’s a pretty high chance you’ll see someone playing music on the street. Whether that’s a man sitting cross legged in the subway station with an old beat up guitar or a full on drum circle complete with trombones and digeridoos, chances are you’re going to a dose Read More

Greasy, Dynamic, Hard Hitting Grooves: An Interview with Jazz Band FORQ

01/23/2016

It’s easy to compartmentalize music. There’s crazy rock bands. There’s laid back, sit still-and-reflect jazz bands. There’s hip-hop, there’s jam. There’s a million “distinct” categories. But every once and a while you find a band that’s something else.  Music that can satisfy the rocker and jazz snob in all of us. And if you’re in the Bay Read More

Photos + Review: Ty Segall Brings His Supergroup (Including King Tuff, Mikal Cronin) to The Fillmore

01/21/2016

Ty Segall and his band of Muggers stopped by the Fillmore earlier this week for two nights of debauchery, and San Francisco loved every second of it. If you’re not familiar with Ty Segall, the guy is an absolute machine. He’s put out eight solo albums, has played in (no joke) eight other bands and Read More

Ty Segall and the Muggers are Coming to the Fillmore on Jan 18 + 19

01/17/2016

Ty Segall is back in the Bay Area this week at the Fillmore on Monday and Tuesday (the 18th and 19th of January) with a new project, Ty Segall and the Muggers. The group recently gave us a sneak peek of their album, Emotional Mugger, this past Wednesday on NPR’s First Listen. Give it a listen Read More

Nothing Weird Going On in the Van: An Interview with Graham Ulicny of Reptar

11/06/2015

About halfway through my interview with Graham Ulicny, singer and guitarist for Athens, GA-born Reptar, he pauses. “Hold on one second, I think we’re coming to a check-in point or something.” After a few moments of silence, I can hear the entire band erupt in laughter as they leave the check-in point (which was in the middle Read More

How to Paint a Drumbeat: An Interview with Django Django’s David Maclean

10/22/2015

Django Django is set to play the beautiful Regency Ballroom tomorrow (buy your tickets here before they sell out), and if you’ve never seen this band before, now is your chance to witness something quite special. If you’ve never heard of this band before, it’s time to re-evaluate your life and go listen to them immediately. Anyhow, I recently Read More

Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival Day One Featuring Run The Jewels, Big Grams, Deadmaus, FKA Twigs, STS9 and Many More

10/21/2015

For those of you who missed it, another year of the Treasure Island Music Festival started with a bang on Saturday. First off – this festival is probably my favorite place to see music. The lineups are usually pretty stellar (while they’re not 100% my cup of tea, I can certainly appreciate the high-level talent Read More

Because They’re Fucking Rad: A Review of Day Wave @ The Phoenix Hotel

08/18/2015

Earlier this month, Day Wave played a poolside show at the legendary Phoenix Hotel. Put on by Noise Pop and Boing Boing, and billed as the GOOD MEASURE tour, the band was touring in support of their recently released (and inaugural) EP, Headcase – a five song ditty from a five piece band, headed by Read More

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