Tianna Esperanza at Sweetwater Music Hall
Posted on 3/28/2023

Review & Photos by Shae Lake

As soon as Tianna Esperanza took the stage, the room froze. Doused in purple lights, her long, dark dress and matching hair wrap made her look regal, otherworldly. She wasted no time, immediately launching into a brief rendition of “Backlash Blues” by Nina Simone. “Do you think all us colored folks are just second-class fools?” she crooned into the microphone, gazing out into the audience. And thus, Tianna Esperanza set the tone for the exquisite and intense performances to follow.

Posted on 3/15/2023

Review by Jackie, Photos by Skylar Heyvald

“This crowd is very mellow. This crowd would like Radiohead.” —Concerningly Drunk Father

Thee Sacred Souls
Posted on 3/1/2023

Review by Ryen Smith, photos by Maya Cooper.

The night of the 21st was exquisite as Thee Sacred Souls’ music acted as a mirror into the hearts of all persons in the crowd.

Wednesday, March 29th - 1:30pm
Posted on 3/27/2023

Join Excuse My French on Wednesday, March 29th @ 1:30PM to hear a conversation with Nashville based singer-songwriter, Caitlin Rose, ahead of her show at The Fillmore in SF on Friday, March 31st.

NoSo at the Rickshaw.
Posted on 2/24/2023

NoSo, Squirrel Flower, and Maria BC put on a bone-chilling and ethereal performance that could only be described as a haunting, warm musical experience where the audience more closely resembled swaying kelp than the typical moshing and frantic imagery associated with indie pop or rock concerts.

Reptaliens at the UC Theatre
Posted on 3/5/2023

On Thursday, February 23rd, Portland-based band Reptalienscaptivated concert-goers at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Reptaliens created a surreal atmosphere that made everyone in the theatre feel the music throughout their bodies. They opened for  STRFKR and came second in the lineup behind one-man band Das Kope   at one of this year’s Noise Pop Festival concerts.

Christian Kuria performs at Noise Pop
Posted on 2/28/2023

On February 24th, Christian Kuria, an up and coming R&B artist hailing from Vallejo, California, took the stage at the New Parish in Oakland as part of the annual Noise Pop Festival. This sold out show was opened by Malia, an R&B/soul artist and Dash George, a hip hop artist. I remember hearing fans recalling how much they enjoyed the openers.