Oakland’s historic artists enclave Vulcan Lofts has been an enormously influential springboard for the Bay Area arts community for more than 30 years. But more than 200 working-class artists are facing eviction, as the giant Fruitvale district live-work space has been placed on the market for a staggering $16.25 million,
There is a guy who wanders the Bay Area in a tricked-out truck handing out musical instruments like some kind of Pied Piper in a pinstripe vest. His name is Jason Cool. (Yes, it is.) His project is called the Musical Instrument Library. I met Cool for the first time
The seventh annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival returns to the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, California over Memorial Day Weekend. Neil Young & Promise Of The Real, Santana, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams and Logic have been tapped to headline the festival. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweat, Gary Clark Jr., Lord
The Mowgli’s are four kids from the San Fernando and a couple of midwesterners. They’re a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n’ roll, a
By Haley Pollock The Bay Area is well known for some its larger urban centers. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley often steal the spotlight and have global name recognition. Tucked in here and there are dozens of tiny cities that completely fall under the radar. Most locals don’t
Nobody watches the Grammys anymore right? Television is dead. Music is deader, and anything relevant is on Reddit, right? I found myself watching a real television in a real house with my boyfriend and his parents on Grammy night 2019. As a child, I dreamed of being a rock and
The label will also be releasing an ALL San Francisco comp record this year…The San Francisco music scene is not dead.
Laura Veirs is an American singer-songwriter living in Portland. Veirs was raised in Colorado, studied geology and Mandarin Chinese at Carleton College, worked as a translator for a geological expedition in China. While growing up, she heard folk-country, classical, and pop music at home. However, she didn’t “listen seriously,” she