Shows

Mýa The Moonlight

August 5, 2018

Scenes from Mýa's concert last Thursday, an evening of contemporary r&b music. The show had the feel of an old-time soul revue, with the trio...

Nothing’s Changed

May 22, 2018

Where I'm coming from, it simply does not get much better than Tricky: he's something like David Bowie, Rakim and Howlin' Wolf all rolled into one.

Joyride To Algiers

May 10, 2018

I caught The Afghan Whigs live at the North Park Observatory last night. It's so rare to hear a band you love actually improve with age.

Jarre Beyond The Clouds

April 23, 2018

Saturday night, Snakes and I caught Jean-Michel Jarre at the Spreckels Theatre, where we were treated to an enchanted evening of cosmic electronica.

Haim Right Now

April 20, 2018

The Haim sisters rocked The North Park Observatory last night (and I do mean rocked). Their glittering sound had a harder guitar attack in the flesh.

Jungle Life

April 18, 2018

Monday night, Jungle performed at The North Park Observatory. One's immediately confronted with the question, "How much more lush can dance music get?!"

Hot Chip Live

August 30, 2016

Friday night I was lucky enough to catch Hot Chip live at the North Park Observatory, and I'd been looking forward to finally catching this crew live.

Dam-Funk @ The Casbah

October 4, 2015

A month ago today, Dâm-Funk rocked The Casbah. It was the first day of the tour, which coincided with the release of his new album Invite The Light.

One Year In The Jungle

July 15, 2015

The Jungle record came out a year ago today. It's crept up on me in a big way over the course of that year. Then Sari took me to see them live...

Click Click (Chrome .45)

April 15, 2015

The Beat took the stage, opening with Rough Rider, and any doubts I may have had just drifted off into the ether on the back of its mellow, churning groove.