Category Archives: Events

PHOTOS: Love Our Lake Festival, 06.09.13, Oakland, Calif.

I’ve lived in Oakland for about two and a half years now. In that time, there have been some truly gorgeous days, weather-wise, but I have never seen more people strolling around Lake Merritt than I did today—even though highs … Continue reading

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You Really Ought to Go See Kate Kilbane Perform Her Pop-Rock Opera Based on a Gruesome Greek Myth

It was worth the price of admission just to watch the girl, maybe 9 years old, in the front row—her mouth agape, her eyes filled with wonder—bewitched by the story of a young woman struggling to control both the powerful magic and emotions roiling inside her. Continue reading

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A Few More Photos From Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 10.07.12, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

People in San Francisco sure do like their free music festivals. With all the crowds at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, it was tough getting close enough to any stage to snap a decent photo with my little smartphone. I … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Don’t Get Married Without Me” by Punch Brothers

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Don’t Get Married Without Me,” Punch Brothers … Continue reading

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Who’s Where? East Bay: Spots to hear live music in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda for Oct. 21-22

You’re a music fan in the East Bay. All you need to know is who you can see play this weekend and where to see them. Who’s Where? is your weekly concert listing offering everything you want with nothing you … Continue reading

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Who’s Where? East Bay: Spots to hear live music in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda for Oct. 14-15

You’re a music fan in the East Bay. All you need to know is who you can see play this weekend and where to see them. Who’s Where? is your weekly concert listing offering everything you want with nothing you … Continue reading

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Who’s Where? East Bay: Spots to hear live music in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda for Oct. 7-8

If you’re too late to snatch up some floor space at the Stork Club’s burlesque show, you can’t do better than the concert at The Uptown. Not only is it being headlined by Foxtails Brigade—the fantastic, classically trained, vaguely baroque, local folk/chamber-pop group—but there’s no cover. Continue reading

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Who’s Where? East Bay: Spots to hear live music in Oakland, Berkeley and Alamada for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

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. Continue reading

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Worthy of a Shout-Out: Cotati’s got a squeezebox festival, Rohnert Park never sleeps at night

What impresses me about the Cotati Accordion Festival, other than its mere existence, is its diversity. Bands of all genres that prominently feature accordion are invited to perform. Continue reading

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The streets of Laurel District belong to the musicians during the Summer Solstice Music Festival, according to some new hotshot writer for Oakland Local

I’ve started freelancing for local nonprofit news site Oakland Local, and my first story for them went live on the site today. It’s just a basic festival preview, but it is music-related (and informative!), so it gets a shout-out and … Continue reading

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