Wake Up with Bucc Nyfe

August 25, 2015

I just couldn’t get going this morning. Between the cloudy skies and my comfy bed it took all my might to move. So, before I even ground up the coffee, I put on Bucc Nyfe. The Santa Rosa punk rock trio gets my blood pumping and head rocking with their high energy rock and roll. […]

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Interview with Jessica Fichot

August 21, 2015

Born in the United States and raised in Paris by a French father and Chinese mother, Jessica Fichot is a multicultural chanteuse, singing in several languages and playing a worldly blend of pop, jazz and folk. Her latest album, “Dear Shanghai,” is a collection of 1940s Chinese jazz. Fichot and her band perform at the […]

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Concert Preview: Jules Leyhe Loves His “Juicebox”

August 20, 2015

He’s got a baby face, but there’s nothing infantile about blues guitarist Jules Leyhe, except maybe his band name. Along with the Family Jules Band, Oakland’s own Leyhe is blazing a trail of true blues music in the vein of legends like Buddy Guy, who he has already shared stages with in his young career. […]

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Listen to Steep Canyon Rangers’ “Radio”

August 19, 2015

Award-winning Asheville, NC, bluegrass ensemble Steep Canyon Rangers is having another busy summer, touring the country with Steve Martin and finishing up touches on a new LP, Radio, due to be released in early September. And for your listening pleasure, the band has released the music video for the album’s title track and first single. The nostalgic lyrics […]

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Album Review: HUGElarge “S/T”

August 18, 2015

The new self-titled album by Sonoma County duo HUGElarge is a blistering blend of classic songs done up with garage rock revivalism from two veteran Bay Area musicians. Guitarist and vocalist Robert Malta (Paw Paw Blowtorch / Bermuda Triangle Service) and drummer Matt Norelli (American Music Club) sound as fresh and eager as a couple […]

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Conor Oberst and M Ward to Play the Phoenix in October

August 17, 2015

Over the last year, the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma has risen from the ashes of a spotty concert history and is  bringing a slew of exciting and immensely popular bands to the historic venue, courtesy of booker Jim Agius. This last summer, the venue sold out for 90’s alternative act Neutral Milk Hotel, and in […]

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Audrey Auld Passes Away at 51

August 11, 2015

Marin singer-songwriter Audrey Auld-Mezera died at her home in Stinson Beach after a battle with cancer on Sunday, August 9, surrounded by family and friends. She was 51. Auld was a beloved figure in the North Bay country music scene, a gifted lyricist and vocalist who was generous with her time and talents. Born in […]

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Secret Cat Needs Your Help

August 10, 2015

Santa Rosa’s experimental noise rockers Secret Cat make some of the most head-spinning, mind-altering rock and roll music in the North Bay, taking cues from Zappa, early ‘Discord’ bands and dystopian robot romance novels. The band just wrapped recording their latest batch of garage rock with a twist, Smiling Songs, and released it online last […]

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Return of the (Grateful) Dead is Already Upon Us

August 6, 2015

Remember way back in June and July, when the four remaining core members of the Grateful Dead played five concerts dubbed “Fare Thee Well” that were billed as “the original members’ last-ever performances together,” or something like that?  Well, it took all of a month for three of the four to come back together once […]

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North Bay Hootenanny Sets Up in San Francisco

August 5, 2015

Led by the tireless efforts of Santa Rosa’s Josh Windmiller, the North Bay Hootenanny has become a powerful proponent of live music in the North Bay, hosting gigs at small venues, farmers markets and recently throwing the wildly successful Railroad Square Music Festival in downtown Santa Rosa last June. Now the Hootenanny is heading into […]

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