• PHOTOS: Lil Baby and Lil Durk go 'Back Outside' at Oakland Arena

    PHOTOS: Lil Baby and Lil Durk go ‘Back Outside’ at Oakland Arena

    Lil Baby performs at the Oakland Arena in Oakland on Sept. 25, 2021. Matt Pang/STAFF. OAKLAND — Coming off the hype of being featured on two of the biggest hip-hop records of the year in Kanye’s Donda and Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, as well as one of the most moving…
  • REWIND: Weird Al Yankovic is one of the greatest musicians of the last 40 years

    REWIND: Weird Al Yankovic is one of the greatest musicians of the last 40 years

    SF Sketchfest Weird Al Tribute at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Feb. 6, 2015. Roman Gokhman/STAFF. Remember a couple weeks ago when I said I should do a column about musical genius and national treasure Weird Al Yankovic? Well I spent the week recovering from a…
  • REVIEW: St. Vincent brings 'Daddy' home to the Greek Theatre

    REVIEW: St. Vincent brings ‘Daddy’ home to the Greek Theatre

    St. Vincent performs at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Sept. 23, 2021. Steve Carlson/STAFF. BERKELEY — St. Vincent (artist Annie Clark) isn’t afraid of dramatically changing how she presents herself to the world. And her impressive performance at the Hearst Greek Theatre on Thursday night only reinforced that fact,…
  • PHOTOS: Dayglow brings all the best moves to the Regency Ballroom

    PHOTOS: Dayglow brings all the best moves to the Regency Ballroom

    Dayglow performs at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on Sept. 22, 2021. Chloe Catajan/STAFF. SAN FRANCISCO — Since last year, Sloan Struble of Dayglow went from having a “sold-out tour that never existed” to making it a reality again—this time, with a new album in tow. The…
  • Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery – Sept. 21

    Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery – Sept. 21

    Clockwise from top left: The Velveteers, Good Morning, Greer, The F16s, Jackson+Sellers and Rêve. The sonic explorations of Indian alt-pop band The F16s, quiet climate change protest of Good Morning, a lullaby by Jackson+Sellers, self-reflection of Greer, a moody number by The Velveteers and ’90s club banger by…
  • INTERVIEW: Hot off stardom at home, New Zealand's SIX60 escapes to the U.S.

    INTERVIEW: Hot off stardom at home, New Zealand’s SIX60 escapes to the U.S.

    SIX60, courtesy. NAPA — As music fans in the U.S. face a reemerging music industry—with some rescheduled concerts taking place but others postponed yet again due to artists or their team members testing positive—the reality is different a half a world away. No better example of this is…
  • REVIEW: The Wallflowers win over golf fans at the Fortinet Championship

    REVIEW: The Wallflowers win over golf fans at the Fortinet Championship

    The Wallflowers perform during the PGA Tour Fortinet Championship at the Silverado Resort in Napa on Sept. 17, 2021. Nate McKinley/STAFF. NAPA, Calif. — After a day in which they saw Bay Area native and Stanford grad Maverick McNealy continue to play well on his home turf and…
  • PHOTOS: Tame Impala kicks off Chase Center concerts after postponements

    PHOTOS: Tame Impala kicks off Chase Center concerts after postponements

    Tame Impala performs at Chase Center in San Francisco on Sept. 15, 2021. Adam Pardee/STAFF. SAN FRANCISCO — The first band to see its Chase Center show canceled by the pandemic was also the first to return. Tame Impala performed at the arena on Wednesday, becoming the first headlining music…
  • REVIEW: The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith recall their heyday at San Jose Civic

    REVIEW: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith recall their heyday at San Jose Civic

    Micky Dolenz (L) and Michael Nesmith of the Monkees perform at San Jose Civic in San Jose on Sept. 15, 2021. Roman Gokhman/STAFF. SAN JOSE — Storytelling and classic songs held equal weight at a concert with Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of the Monkees at The Civic Wednesday…
  • Interview: Walk Off the Earth finds something to chew on with new LP, kids project

    Interview: Walk Off the Earth finds something to chew on with new LP, kids project

    Walk Off the Earth performs at BottleRock Napa Valley at the Napa Valley Expo on Sept. 5, 2021. Adam Pardee/STAFF. NAPA — The latest project from Walk Off the Earth—well, besides July’s new album Meet You There, the sixth from the Ontario, Canada pop band—came about after it found…
  • PHOTOS: KISS offers a second goodbye at Shoreline Amphitheatre

    PHOTOS: KISS offers a second goodbye at Shoreline Amphitheatre

    KISS performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2021. Sean Liming/STAFF. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A year and a half after wagging their tongues through Oakland mere days before lockdowns, KISS brought their End of the Road Tour back through the the Bay; this…
  • Interview: Mon Laferte on her second album of 2021, Metallica cover

    Interview: Mon Laferte on her second album of 2021, Metallica cover

    Mon Laferte, courtesy.  Like most musicians, Mon Laferte is extremely eager to get back out on the road. Mon Laferte Flor de Toloache 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 The Masonic Tickets: $40-$65. “I’m going crazy,” the Chilean superstar said through a translator. “I’m dying to be back on…
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