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Sleepy Sun Come 'Full Circle' At First City Festival

Sleepy Sun join Beck and The National at the First City Festival in Monterey. Read More

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Photos: Music In The Park With Pete Escovedo

A happy pair at Music in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez.

Music in the Park returned to Plaza de Cesar Chavez yesterday, Aug. 21, with a set by the legendary Pete Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Orchestra. It was Escovedo’s 18th appearance at Music in the Park—a record. The Cuban percussionist, who for more than 50 years has been fusing smooth jazz, salsa and… » Read More

Photos: Murder City Devils at Blank Club


The Murder City Devils brought the hammer down at The Blank Club earlier this week. MCD front man Spencer Moody nearly swallowed the microphone and the large mosh pit nearly swallowed the entire crowd, as the band tore through set of  classics, like “Press Gang” and scorching new songs, like “I Don’t Wanna… » Read More

Electronic Sriracha Festival Spices Up Labor Day

DJ Basura, resident DJ at the Blank Club, is one of many local DJs spinning at the Electronic Sriracha Festival.

Even the guy who organized the forthcoming Electronic Sriracha Festival, slated to take place Labor Day Weekend in San Jose’s St. James Park, isn’t exactly sure why he decided to pair the the popular hot sauce with electronic dance music, or, in the parlance of our times, EDM. Sriracha hot sauce and… » Read More

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Coming To Catalyst

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks.

It’s been two years since Animal Collective’s last album, Centipede HZ, but singer and multi-instrumentalist Avey Tare has used his free time to ratchet up that record’s tense vibe. Tare, whose real name is David Portner, has just released Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from his project Avey Tare’s Slasher… » Read More

Comedian Brian Regan At Mountain Winery

Brian Regan has made a career out of making the humdrum hilarious.

Brian Regan, who plays at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga this weekend, always re-ties his shoes before walking onstage. After all, it would look really unprofessional if a shoe came off in the middle of his performance. It’s a mundane ritual, but mundane is gold for Regan. The veteran comedian has made a… » Read More

Sleepy Sun Come ‘Full Circle’ At First City Festival

San Francisco-based Sleepy Sun formed in Santa Cruz. They play the First City Festival this weekend.

Bret Constantino spent last weekend on the phone with journalists, packing and getting his affairs in order. The lead singer of San Francisco psych rock revivalists Sleepy Sun is gearing up for a month-long European tour in support of his band’s fourth full-length record, Maui Tears. But before Constantino catches a flight… » Read More

The Fresh and Onlys to Play Cafe Stritch

The Fresh and Onlys play Cafe Stritch on Aug. 19.

A gumbo of psychedelic rock, jangle pop, folk and punk, The Fresh and Onlys are one of the most definitive bands of the San Francisco garage rock revival scene. Twangy guitar hooks, spacey vocals and bubblegum percussion, swirl together into a hazy, psychedelic cocktail that is quintessentially San Francisco. They play  the… » Read More