Balanced Breakfast curates music industry meetups for professionals in San Francisco plus 20+ cities including Los Angeles, Nashville, Denver, Austin, Portland, Seattle, and more. In San Francisco, BB meets for breakfast every first Thursday at Virgin Hotel. Attendees talk about actions that can be employed that will help the Bay Area music scene become a place where musicians & industry professionals can make money doing what they love. (Music)
I have a love-hate relationship with creating TOP 20 playlists of local bands. On one hand, the playlist becomes my favorite thing to listen to for the next year. Additionally, it makes it super easy for me to recommend bands to friends. I also love posting a link to the playlist in my friend’s Facebook feeds when they say, “tired of my music, I need a new playlist.”
I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.
Join us to see live music by Ellisa Sun, Adam Brookes, Kingsley Music, Sam Johnson, California State Flower, Fellow Vessel, HATE DRUGS, Your Fearless Leader, ScruffyPup, Great Highway, Life Size Models, The Go Ahead, Trace Repeat, Californicorns, The Urban Renewal Project, and Night Animals.
Speaking of San Francisco’s pinnacle outdoor festival … now is the time that I would like to take a second and to throw some serious shade at their attendee’s totem creations.
Phono Del Sol officially kicks off the summer concert season in San Francisco—and unofficially marks the start of summer dog walks. Although the true stars of the show are the ones on the stage, the festival might come to be defined by dog celebrities, whose coats are shiny, collars colorful, and, of course, always Instagram-ready.
This last weekend at BottleRock brought together hundreds of musicians, chefs, vintners, brewers, and distillers for a three-day blend of music, wine, food, craft brews, and spirits. With so many wines to choose from BottleRock Music Festival is hands-down the best festival for getting wine drunk and taking a nap. Viewers can enjoy a live performance from any of their four stages with their eyes shut.
Recently Netflix and Hulu both released their documentaries about Fyre Fest. All my friends have watched it … then they called me and were like, “OMG … Did you see the documentaries? It’s so good, how bad this festival was.” To which I have to reply, “ARE YOU FREAK’N SERIOUS?! I’m planning my biggest event of the year … NO, I’m not watching a documentary about how everything could go wrong for festival organizers!”
Have your listening habits changed from 2009 to 2019? Following in the trend of 2009 vs 2019, I’ve created a playlist that documents the San Francisco bands I was listening to when I started writing about the Bay Area music scene compared to the bands I just eat breakfast with now.