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Lila Blue @ Bottom of the Hill

If you want to berate yourself for being old and achieving nothing,…

Pepper @ the Warfield

It’s. Just. Not. Fair. There are a slew of subgenres within reggae…

J. Stalin @ Venue

Part of the mid-2000s wave of rappers to come out of Oakland,…

Lizzo @ the Independent

The 28-year-old rapper/singer Lizzo — whose hit single “Good As Hell” is…

AFI @ the Fox Theater

When AFI (A Fire Inside) reached commercial success in 2000 with their…

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie @ the New Parish

Top on my list of rappers with dumb names is the Bronx…

Snarky Puppy @ SF Jazz

This Billboard-charting, 13-year-old, and also (roughly) 13-person band has proved that you…

Dorothy @ Bottom of the Hill

Three years after forming and one year after opening for R&B singer…

R. Kelly @ Oracle Arena

When discussing R&B singer R. Kelly, it’s hard to decide what to…

John Paul White @ Swedish American Hall

Ever since the Grammy Award-winning folk duo the Civil Wars disbanded in…