Review by Josette Thornhill, photos by Riley Saham
Review by Laila Karkori, photos by Jaida Berkheimer
“Must be at least 6 years old to attend” read the event poster as I walked into the Great American Music Hall. The energy was electric on the evening of July 23rd as a crowd of uniformly stylish, enthusiastic individuals filled the venue awaiting the San Francisco rock band, Pardoner. Comprised of River Van de Berghe, Colin Burris, Max Freeland, and Trey Flanigan, Pardoner were wrapping up a month-long summer tour, with San Francisco being their final stop.
Early Tuesday night, before dusk had even settled, a swarm of people had amassed outside of the Greek Theater, buzzing with excitement for the evening that awaited them on the other side of the security checkpoint. What awaited, of course, was the Berkeley leg of legendary country songwriter Lucinda Williams’ joint tour with indie darlings Big Thief, whose sprawling double-lp Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, out on 4ad, cemented them as a household name early last year.
By Chris LeBoa and Kate Rose
Once a year for the past decade, flamboyantly dressed punks, goths and hippies descend on a sleepy Oakland park. Casual basketballers and nurses on break are replaced by hipster food trucks, 2 stages, and throngs of counter-culture music lovers.
Photos by Nadine Ordaz, review by Walker Price.
On the evening of March 26th, the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco was filled with a crowd adorned in vintage leather jackets, white flowy skirts, and flowers in hair, eagerly waiting for night two of Weyes Blood’s "In Holy Flux" Tour. Weyes Blood (pronounced “wize blood”) is the stage name of Natalie Mering, a California born artist whose musical style has been labeled as psychedelic folk, chamber pop, and soft rock.
By Jeremy Becker. Photos by Emily Evans.
We showed up at The New Parish early and loitered around the courtyard, waiting for the show to start. Karega Bailey took the stage and we walked into the bar which was slowly filling up with patrons. Emily positioned herself near the stage and Karega started performing.