We don't know about you, but we're ready to kick down these walls and listen to music outside. If you’re on board, you’re in luck. Napa Valley BottleRock festival arrives later this month, Live 105’s annual BFD comes to the peninsula June 6, the treasured Stern Grove kicks off mid-June, and Phono Del Sol comes to the Mission July 11. Grab your picnic basket...and a flask.
Portland native Esperanza Spalding brings her virtuosic bass skills to the Independent this week, and more.
It's full-tilt indie this week, folks.
The trickle-down (or up?) effect of Coachella continues to pad the cultural wallets of the Bay Area, and steal from the actual wallets of Bay Area music obsessives. Happily.
We’re between Coachella weekends, which means there’s almost (almost) too many shows happening at once. Be brave, be passionate, be busy, be Fauxchella.
It’s not quite Goatchella, but this week is the unofficial start of Fauxchella or whatever silly Coachella pun with which you’d like to embarrass yourself (note: I am the king of this game). Which means there are too many shows happening and you’re about to go broke…
We’re used to reading news about record stores/venues closing up shop, but local independent music junkies received some refreshing news last week: Oakland’s beloved record store/venue hybrid 1-2-3-4 Go! Records is opening a second store in San Francisco soon, a great (if not counter-trending) sign for the local music scene. More details to come, but our hearts are warmed and our bodies reinvigorated. Let’s celebrate at these no-duh shows:
Don’t know about you guys, but once spring hits and days get longer, all I wanna do is grab a drink after work, then maybe another, then go straight to the local dancehall for a springtime weird-off. Doesn’t that sound like the greatest day imaginable?
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