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Darcy James Argue To Debut Conspiracy Theory-Themed ‘Real Enemies,’ At Stanford’s Bing

Connecting the Dots: Renowned jazz composer, Darcy James Argue, worked with Slate writer Isaac Butler to create ‘Real Enemies,’ a multimedia meditation on the history of conspiratorial thinking in America.

False flags, chemtrails, second gunmen and perpetual surveillance. Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie and have been an integral part of the fabric of this country since before our Founding Fathers even began drafting the Declaration of Independence. At least that’s what Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler want you to… » Read More

Strata Playing The Ritz For First Time

Reunited And It Feels So Good: Strata frontman, Eric Victorino, says the band is getting used to the idea of playing together again.

Eric Victorino is in high spirits when he answers the phone. Why shouldn’t he be. It’s Friday evening, the laughter and his initial distraction indicates he is amongst friends. Plus, he notes, “I’ve been drinking some wine.” But Victorino has plenty more to be cheerful about. Not long ago, he surpassed the crowdfunding… » Read More

Big Grams to Make Live Debut at Treasure Island Music Festival


Treasure Island Music Festival organizers announced today that Big Grams, a collaboration between Atlanta rapper Big Boi of Outkast and Phantogram, will make their live debut on the island this year. Perhaps the most interesting hip-hop collaboration since El-P and Killer Mike teamed up for Run The Jewels (also performing at the… » Read More

Lisa Lampanelli Coming To Redwood City

Tell It Like It Is: Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli on losing 100 lbs, living into her 90s and Donald Trump.

Lounging onstage at a roast, Lisa Lampanelli laughs at criticism. But when a doctor said, “You don’t see a lot of 70-year-olds weighing what you weigh,” She listened and underwent stomach-reduction surgery to help shed 107 pounds. “I want to live til I’m 95, I got a lot to do. Thankfully, it… » Read More

Narrators Releasing New EP To Art Boutiki

Open Mic Music: Cortnee Langlie and Stephen Duchardt of the local alt-folk duo Narrators met on the local open mic circuit.

As singer-songwriters Cortnee Langlie and Stephen Duchardt are big fans of one another. “There’s stuff Cortnee will come up with that I’ll be like, ‘Where is that in your brain?’” Duchardt says, pausing momentarily to enthusiastically slap the table in front of him for emphasis. He is sitting next to Langlie—his musical partner… » Read More

A Yawn Worth Yelling To Release EP, Play C2SV

Open Wide: San Jose indie band, A Yawn Worth Yelling, play catchy forward-thinking tunes.

Five years since their formation, San Jose indie-pop outfit, A Yawn Worth Yelling, are enjoying their status as one of the South Bay’s most buzzed-about bands as they prepare to release a new EP and play the upcoming C2SV music and technology conference. What began as a high school side project back in… » Read More

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Unveils 2015 Lineup


After teasing fans with musical medleys since August, organizers for San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival unveiled the complete lineup today. The list, posted on the festival’s website in paragraph form, is still a bear to digest, but several gems are hidden in the rough. Highlights include Flogging Molly, Michael Franti &… » Read More