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Report From the Show: Pink Martini at Stern Grove, SF, 08.11.13

There may be other shows where a 12-piece band performs songs in English, French, Spanish, Italian and I think Japanese. There may be other shows where you’ll find an inordinate number of audience members wearing pink feather boas and playing … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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