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Pat Benatar at The Mountain Winery

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‘SF Wine School’ Comes to Enoteca La Storia

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: There will be reds, and whites, but no blues allowed at SF Wine School's tasting classes at Enoteca La Storia.

If you love wine and live in the South Bay, 2020 is shaping up to be a very good year. The San Francisco Wine School is bringing its most popular classes to the wine tavern Enoteca La Storia in downtown San Jose. To kick things off, January’s class is titled “Tasting, Chemistry… » Read More

The Wailers at the Ritz

STIR IT UP: If you thought jamming was a thing of the past, think again.

It’s hard to fathom, but the musicians who played alongside the legendary Bob Marley during his creative heyday in the 1970s are still upright and making music. The Wailers, circa 2020, continue to create their rastaman vibrations with bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, guitarist Junior Marvin and guitarist Donald Kinsey—all of whom… » Read More

In the End at the Ritz

TRIBUTE THEORY: Linkin Park tribute band In the End is one step closer to the Ritz, and they're about to play.

This Los Angeles tribute band—made up of session musicians and veterans of the music industry—draws on its collective experience and deep love of Linkin Park to produce faithful re-creations of the SoCal rap-rock titans’ catalog. Formed in 2017 in the wake of Chester Bennington’s untimely death, In the End takes its responsibility… » Read More

Sprain at 3F Gallery

SLOWER: Dreamy LA indie rockers Sprain slow things down at 3F.

Melding indie rock and dream-pop influences, LA-based slowcore band Sprain pairs spacey, minimalist arrangements with emotionally compelling narratives. Their sonic subtlety reveals an understated and strikingly nuanced tonal palette, fluidly transitioning between moods and atmospheres with their use of unconventional compositional structure, harmonic color and instrumentation. Still pushing its 2018 self-titled debut,… » Read More

Kaki King at CSMA Tateuchi Hall

GUITAR ROMANTIC: Virtuoso guitarist Kaki King brings her spellbinding show to the Community School of Music and Arts.

Eddie Vedder gets a lot of the credit for the absolutely sublime soundtrack to Sean Penn’s 2007 film Into the Wild. But the gorgeous and expansive guitar work that made the film transcendent comes by way of Kaki King. Her ringing acoustic guitar is capable of transporting and enchanting listeners, whether they’re… » Read More

‘A Tribute to Murray Bowles’ at The Ritz

The Bay Area’s independent music community will remember the life and work of Murray Bowles. A longtime South Bay denizen, Bowles died at his Sacramento home in early December. The late Bowles was known well in the Bay Area, and his photos were celebrated around the world. The musician and photographer played… » Read More

4B at Pure Nightclub

EDM TNT: Jersey's 4B comes to Pure Nightclub behind incendiary new EP 'Explosive.'

Bobby McKeon, better known by his stage name, 4B, has attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in EDM with his aggressive Jersey club aesthetic. He first grabbed the national spotlight with his 2015 track, “Pop Dat.” The energetic collaboration with Aazar went on to become one of the most… » Read More