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


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


Kamasi Washington – The New Guard of Jazz


In the wake of his recent collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington has put himself in the perfect position to reinvigorate jazz music, and if the young faces crowding the Warfield Saturday night are any indication, he is doing just that. Washington’s opening set for Snarky Puppy marks his first performance in Read More


Photos: Bag Raiders Bring the Heat to Popscene at Rickshaw Stop


Electronic duo Jack Glass and Chris Stracey are used to playing some of the biggest clubs and venues around the globe and have been creating tracks together for nearly a decade. Even with years of performing under their belts and the relatively small size of the Rickshaw Stop, they seemed to be a little nervous during the first Read More

Oakland, CA - September 1, 2015

Cult Records band from Mexico City, Rey Pila open for Brandon Flowers at the Fox Theater.

Photo Credit: Victoria Smith

Photos: Rey Pila Open for Brandon Flowers at the Fox Theater


Julian Casablancas, most notably of The Strokes, discovered Mexico City’s Rey Pila by over hearing them play at a nearby NYC office. He knew he had to have these guys on his indie label Cult Records. The rockers’ sound vibrates like some 80’s Bowie– hard. On September 25th we are going to get the next dose of the Read More

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Outside Lands 2015: A Weird Slice of San Francisco Wrapped in a 3 Day Music Festival


This week I woke up sore and happy. After the pain of three days of music, friends, and even a little sun from time to time, I sat down to the monumental task of writing about Outside Lands. Like my thoughts on most things San Francisco, there is a lot more gray area than concrete opinions. Read More


Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day Three Feat. Elton John, Benjamin Booker, Caribou + Many More


Although our feet and brains were exhausted from three jam packed days of music, we were sad to see this years Outside Lands Music Festival come to an end Sunday. Elton Johns two hour set of crowd favorites was a great way to end the festival. While we all wait for next year’s festival check Read More


Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day Two Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Billy Idol + Many More


I hope you remembered to put on sunscreen Saturday because against all odds it was actually pretty hot. Taking advantage of the perfect August weather were some of today’s biggest acts across multiple genres. The highlight for us was King Kendrick and our photographer Pedro Paredes-Haz got up close and took some great pictures of Read More


Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day One Feat D’Angelo, St Vincent, Wilco + Many More


Friday was a perfect start to Outside Lands 2015. Perfect weather and a great mix of new artists and old favorites. Our photographer Pedro Paredes-Haz was there to capture all our favorite acts of the day including: Natalie Prass Lake Street Dive Leon Bridges First Aid Kit St Vincent Wilco Chet Faker D’Angelo and The Read More


Photos: Phono del Sol 2015 Takes Advantage of SF’s Best Summer Weather


Our friends at The Bay Bridged couldn’t have asked for a better day for their annual Phono del Sol Music Festival. I applied sunscreen twice and still got a nice base burn. While the weather was a great opening act, the true star was the line up of up and coming local acts and high energy Read More


Photos: Sufjan Stevens Unites The Fox Theater With a Night of Music and Remembrance


Sufjan Stevens shared a unifying performance with a sold out Fox Theater on June 5th in Oakland. The focus of the evening was his album Carrie & Lowell, in which Stevens explores feelings of love, abandonment, and loss. These themes all revolve around the death of his estranged mother. Emotions were amplified as home movies Read More

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