Dignified And Old:  Jonathan Richman @ The Great American Music Hall [SF]

Dignified And Old: Jonathan Richman @ The Great American Music Hall [SF]

Highly influential songwriter/solo artist and former frontman of the legendary proto-punk outfit Modern Lovers brings 4 decades worth of experience to the bay.

Andrea Gibson Live @ The Crocodile [Seattle]

Andrea Gibson Live @ The Crocodile [Seattle]

The award winning spoken word poet/author performs for a sold out crowd at the Seattle club, but does she live up to the hype?

Sight Beyond Sight: THUNDERCAT Live @ Barboza [Seattle]

Sight Beyond Sight: THUNDERCAT Live @ Barboza [Seattle]

The Brainfeeder bass virtuoso/vocalist brought his genre defying electro soul funk grooves to the 200 capacity Seattle club and we were there to cover it

By Land and By Sea: Bill Callahan and Mick Turner @ The Chapel [SF]

By Land and By Sea: Bill Callahan and Mick Turner @ The Chapel [SF]

The Drag City songsmith hits the road to promote his latest release, Dreamer River, on a tour with labelmate & Dirty Three guitarist Mick Turner as the opener.

Apple of Discord: Fiona Apple and Blake Mills “Anything We Want” Tour @ Benaroya Hall [Seattle]

Apple of Discord: Fiona Apple and Blake Mills “Anything We Want” Tour @ Benaroya Hall [Seattle]

Embarking on a tour to perform their respective solo & collaborative material, the duo stop in Seattle, and make it up as they go along

I SAID YES TO HANSON: Hanson Live @ Neumos [Seattle]

I SAID YES TO HANSON: Hanson Live @ Neumos [Seattle]

We send a writer to check out the band of brothers, 16 years after they brought us the earworm known as "MMMbop," & he, more or less, just gets drunk on bourbon

Earl Sweatshirt DORIS Tour Live @ The Neptune [Seattle]

Earl Sweatshirt DORIS Tour Live @ The Neptune [Seattle]

Odd Future's most elusive member embarks on his first solo tour, promoting his highly anticipated, critically acclaimed debut. Here's what went down in Seattle

No Regrets: King Khan And The Shrines Live @ Neumos [Seattle]

No Regrets: King Khan And The Shrines Live @ Neumos [Seattle]

The hardest working man in psychedelic, garage rock, soul music brings him cracker jack Berlin-based outfit to Seattle

GWAR You Experienced?  – Live @ Showbox SODO [Seattle]

GWAR You Experienced? – Live @ Showbox SODO [Seattle]

A writer takes on his first GWAR show by experiencing the vile, intergalactic, blood and gore fest live in Seattle on their Madness at the Center of Time tour

Off the Rails: Station to Station in Oakland

Off the Rails: Station to Station in Oakland

Billed as "an artist-driven public art project," the cross-country trainride/mobile concert/art exhibit stops in Oakland and we're there to review it

Still Got It – Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Neumos [Seattle]

Still Got It – Lee Fields & The Expressions @ Neumos [Seattle]

Soul singer Lee Fields and his backing band The Expressions return to Seattle to lay down some thick deep soul grooves the way that only they can

I Overcame Being a Disgruntled Music Listener at a Major Music Festival

I Overcame Being a Disgruntled Music Listener at a Major Music Festival

A festival skeptic attends Seattle's Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival to catch some soul music and a pseudo-variety show with Seattle's greatest cartoonists