Interviews

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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

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Interview: The Coffis Brothers Talk Music and Santa Cruz Ahead of Jan 27 Show at Slim’s

01/18/2016

2015 was a big year for The Coffis Brothers, folky-blues rockers from the Santa Cruz mountains. They played with some of their musical heros and at venerable local venues like The Fillmore. We can look forward to an even bigger 2016 and they are kicking off the year at Slim’s Wednesday January 27th with Roem Read More

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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

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Interview: Oakland’s Lila Rose on darkness, collaboration and waking up

10/12/2015

Alternately invoking “Goth-R&B,” electronic singer-songwriter types like Bjork, and an edgy dark rock, the music Lila Rose makes on her most recent album WE.ANIMALS. will stop you in your tracks. Rose relocated to Oakland from Toronto only a few years ago and has found lots of success here in the Bay Area, being named the 2014 East Bay Express Artist of Read More

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Interview: Lincoln Durham Talks Cigar Box Blues, Mental Illness, and Upcoming Album

09/23/2015

Noticing Lincoln Durham unpack his gear, it may be natural to assume five or six other musicians would later man the stage to help play so many instruments. There are nine or ten, maybe more depending on how you count. But surprise hits when no one else exits the Durham tour van (except Alissa Durham, Read More

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An Introduction to Dopapod the Jam Scene’s Latest Shredders: An interview with Rob Compa

07/10/2015

Dopapod has come a long way from jamming in keyboardist Eli Winderman’s basement in Boston, Mass. Eli, guitarist Rob Compa, bassist Chuck Jones, and drummer Scotty Zwang are bringing their eclectically-influenced jam rock to the west coast, stopping in for a Saturday (July 11) show at the Independent in San Francisco, CA. My first exposure to Read More

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Interview: Brooklyn’s Dreamers On Cosmic Rock, Touring With STP and New Music

04/09/2015

Brooklyn trio Dreamers are headed to The Fillmore tomorrow night supporting legends Stone Temple Pilots. It must be pretty awesome for an up and coming band to play the Paramount in Seattle and The Fillmore here in SF in back to back gigs. I also hope that while the guys are on tour with STP they take Read More

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Solving The Grateful Dead’s Rubik’s Cube: An Interview with Dark Star Orchestra

04/06/2015

Dark Star Orchestra is set to play this Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7th and 8th) at the Great American Music Hall, and for anyone who is a fan of improvisational jam music – this is a must see. You can get an idea of what’s in store here. For those of you unfamiliar with the Read More

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Ticket Giveaway + Interview: Magic Man Poised to Make You a Believer with High Flying Show at Slim’s 3/26

02/25/2015

If you missed Magic Man last time they were in SF…what were you thinking?! Now before you get too down on yourself, know that redemption lies just a few short weeks away. On March 26th, Magic Man will return to the Bay Area with Great Good Fine Ok and Vinyl Theatre. With this show sure Read More

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Giveaway + Interview: Dustin Brown of NTNT on Portland Music Scene, Yeasayer and Being a SF Tourist

12/02/2014

Saturday December 13th, Portland-based NTNT will bring a little bit of the Pacific Northwest and a lot of synthed up indie pop to Neck of the Woods. They are sharing the stage with local act Scissors for Lefty and Dangermaker in what is bound to be a high energy, dance heavy billing. The only thing that Read More

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