If you weren’t listening to these hot Bay Area bands in 2016 you can fix that in 2017.
The year has come to an end … some might say finally, while other is may be wishing for a couple more days. Everybody is focused on what will happen in 2017 but for just a second longer I would like to celebrate 20 bands that released epic songs in 2016.
Beulah. It’s a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings. It’s the title of John Paul White’s new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with
MOGWAI to play their new album Atomic in North America for the first time! Atomic, the new album by Scottish experimental rock legends Mogwai, is composed of reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to director Mark Cousins’ acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, which first
What do you get when you combine the strumming of washboards set ablaze, a 5-gallon bucket and marching band bass drum with a real Reverend and Kentucky Colonel who can play any stringed instrument from the last 150 years? You are bestowed with the unparalleled blend of bluesy folk, ragtime
OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE. HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Just about everyone I know is ready for 2016 to hit the garbage heap of history. While I am more of a dinner party with friends kinda person, San Francisco and the East Bay have
Blair Shehan, Colby Mancasola, Sergie Loobkoff, and Edward Breckenridge are from Davis, CA. Together, they make up the band, Knapsack. Since knapsack‘s inception in 1994 they have worked hard to solidify their place in the music scene. During their time together they have helped establish a new genre of music
Heavily influenced by pop, psych, surf, and folk-rock of the sixties, Cool Ghouls sound a lot like what I imagine the Byrds would sound like if they always cranked it to 11. They write catchy melodies, but their tight harmonies sung at the top of their lungs are highlights for me.