Category Archives: Worthy of a Shout-Out

There’s a lot going on in the Bay Area, and the big publications have a lot of culture to cover. This is the spot to highlight deserving shows that haven’t gotten publicity elsewhere.

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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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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Worthy of a Shout-Out: Look upon the mighty Chris Thile’s virtuosity and despair with Punch Brothers at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco

There’s so much going on in the Bay Area in any given week, there’s bound to be some show that failed to get any publicity beyond a simple calendar listing, yet is Worthy of a Shout-Out. Well, here it is … … Continue reading

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Worthy of a Shout-Out: Pack it up, pack it in, help House of Pain begin reunion tour with show at The Fillmore in San Francisco

I’m re-naming this little feature, because the old name seemed a bit condescending toward the professionals covering music for actual publications in the Bay Area, and they do a decent enough job. That being said, there’s so much going on … Continue reading

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How’d They Miss THAT?: The Builders and the Butchers construct, slaughter folk-rock at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill

It’s perfectly understandable. There’s so much music happening in the Bay Area in any given week that there’s bound to be at least one concert that deserves a shout-out but failed to get any press. This humble blog feature is … Continue reading

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How’d They Miss THAT?: Lou and Peter Berryman put the joke in folk with Saturday show at Freight & Salvage

It’s perfectly understandable. There’s so much music happening in the Bay Area in any given week that there’s bound to be at least one concert that deserves a shout-out but failed to get any press. This humble blog feature is … Continue reading

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How’d They Miss THAT?: The Infamous Stringdusters spread bluegrass jams tonight at The Independent in San Francisco

It’s perfectly understandable. There’s so much music happening in the Bay Area in any given week, and the mainstream and alternative publications have so much to cover with a limited amount of space and resources, that there’s bound to be … Continue reading

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