The San Francisco Jazz Festival is sponsoring a pair of shows at the Paramount Theater in Oakland featuring Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle and Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding. A few blocks away, Beirut will be executing its strangely effective meld of Balkan brass and electro-pop at the Fox Theatre.
We caught just the last few hours of the third annual Eat Real Fest in Jack London Square this afternoon. Wrapping things up on the…
Having played “Rocksmith” the other day, I think it has real potential to not only revive the demand for music games but to actually teach people how to play guitar. (Take if from me, someone who hasn’t spent significant time playing a video game since “Super Smash Brothers”!)
And what does The New Britton Sound sound like? Well, there’s a lot of banjo, which is a fantastic development as far as I’m concerned.
Thievery Corporation does a doubleheader, plus the Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival and The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention are both in full swing.
Like a lot of people, music got me through that week.
There’s a lot that Jesse Rimler loves about his Oakland-based band, Kapowski, from its sophisticated approach to harmonies to its unusual guitar-less lineup. Its name…
Fleet Foxes, playing at the Greek Theatre on Saturday with The Walkmen, is one of several major touring acts that will be in the East Bay this weekend.
Latecomers—and everybody who was out of town—missed out on what I thought was the discovery of the evening: Portland band John Craig & The Weekend, which had driven 12 hours that day for the first show in a mini-tour of California.
I’m about 10 minutes into listening to The Whole Love, Wilco’s eighth studio album, and I’m already ready to declare it the best thing the…