Category Archives: Concert Photos

PHOTOS: The Dread Crew of Oddwood @ NorCal Pirate Fest, 06.15.13, Vallejo, Calif.

I don’t want to oversimplify things, but any band with a headbanging bouzouki player is going to get a hearty thumbs up from me. (Bouzoukis, as you are no doubt aware, are traditional Greek instruments, but the name has come … Continue reading

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An ATCL First: VIDEO (and a photo) of the Redwood Mountain Faire, 06.01.13, Felton, Calif.

Yup, the Redwood Mountain Faire pretty much met every single one of my expectations, including the fact that it was a totally chill way to spend a late afternoon/early evening—lounging on a blanket, sipping some craft brews, watching the hippies whirl around. Continue reading

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Report From the Show: Cloud Cult with JBM at The Independent, SF, 05.09.13

I can’t think of a better show for my first outing as a dad than Minneapolis chamber-folk-electro-enviro-orchestro-pop-rock band Cloud Cult. Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Cloud Cult at The Independent, SF

Man, I’ve never been to a show with so little front lighting. Makes it awfully hard for your average, intrepid blogger to get decent photos from about five rows back armed with nothing but a camera phone. And that’s the … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Trampled By Turtles with honeyhoney at The Fillmore, San Francisco, 01.17.13

The boys from Duluth play a sort of blunt-force bluegrass, pounding out notes with all the brutal honesty of a garage band that has just discovered Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Trampled By Turtles at The Fillmore, San Francisco

Here’s Wisconsin Minnesota (oh, how embarrassing—truly, I do know the difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota) alt-bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles and opening act Honey Honey filling up the stage at The Fillmore. That’s a lot of strings up there. Dang. … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Flatfoot CD release show

Greetings from Michigan, everyone. I’m back in my home state, checking in with one of my favorite groups. Flatfoot is a fine alt-country band from the Great Lakes State. Check ‘em out if you like your power-pop with a hint … Continue reading

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Report From the Show: Mark Growden and The Mockingbirds @ Subterranean Arthouse in Bekeley, Calif., 10.19.12

Growden has been living in New Orleans for the last couple years, but he’ll be back in the Bay Area for an extended period, which means more opportunities to see him live—starting with a second show tonight at Subterranean Arthouse. 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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Greetings From Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

I managed to get my  butt out to the annual free celebration of Americana of all sorts in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This photo is the New Orleans jazz-funk combo Soul Rebels playing on Sunday afternoon. I think we … Continue reading

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