Tag Archives: folk-rock

PHOTOS: Great Lake Swimmers at The Independent in San Francisco, 05.16.12

Something was different as I left The Independent on Wednesday after seeing Toronto folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers. It took me a little while to put my finger on it, but eventually I figured it out: My ears weren’t ringing. … 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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Report From the Show (with photos): The Avett Brothers with Jessica Lea Mayfield at the Fox Theater in Oakland, 07.19.11

Last night’s show at the Fox Theater was, I believe, the third time I have seen The Avett Brothers earnest mash-up of folk, pop and punk (courtesy of The Bay Bridged’s weekly Ticket Giveaway Wednesday contest). The first time was … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Thanks for Nothing” by Middle Brother

From its simple harmonies to its tried-and-true subject, nothing about the song is particularly revolutionary, but its emotional turns and twists are perfectly executed. 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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