Considering the setting and the bands, the annual Woodsist Festival at Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur is one of the coolest and most un-festival-like festivals in Northern California. Organizers (((folkYeah!))) just released the lineup for this year's festival, as well as new dates, which ... More >>
tUnE-yArDs at the Rickshaw Stop Friday night. Vetiver Tune-Yards Extra Classic DJ Britt Govea of ((folk yeah)) August 12, 2011 Rickshaw Stop / Outside Lands night show Better than: Freezing your ass off while listening to Phish for three hours in the Outer Sunset. No, seriously. "This squar ... More >>
The Emerald TriangleMonday, Nov. 2, 2009The IndependentBetter than: Watching Vetiver open for Chris Robinson's Wooden Family open for Jonathan Rice open for Ryan Adams open for Interpol.Paul Scott "We're aware that this is a very strange thing," Vetiver front man Andy Cabic announced from the sta ... More >>
Forget the Monsters of Folk. The real underground neo folk act to keep an ear on is Emerald Triangle. The group has a serious California soft rock pedigree: San Francisco's own Andy Cabic of Vetiver, together with Farmer Dave (Venice denizen who's played with tons of acts, most notably Beachwood ... More >>
Windy and Carl(((folkYEAH!))) promotes the most interesting music events in Northern California, hosting numerous shows in Big Sur and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Next week, honcho Britt Govea has two big performances: Animal Collective on Wednesday, May 27, and an extra special all night gathering de ... More >>
VetiverWednesday, April 8, 2009Great American Music HallBetter than: There's a fine line these days between jam bands and folk-leaning rock bands with guitar riffs that linger like the scent of patchouli. Vetiver loosens the reins without awakening the Dead too much.There's a new lightness to Veti ... More >>
Vetiver hits folk gold on Tight Knit.
The Rosewood Thieves may hail from Brooklyn, but their sound is very Bay Area. Listen to their music and you'll hear parallels to the Morning Benders and Kelley Stoltz' Beatles-isms and Vetiver's catchy folk pop (Vetiver's Andy Cabic guested on the Thieves' 2006 EP). The band is hitting the road now ... More >>
by Oscar Medina Modern folk luminary Devendra Banhart descended on the SF Moma last night with a musical performance to celebrate the opening of his joint art exhibit with Paul Klee. Devendra's rise to fame is an unusual one; a young SF art student lives off of pennies, the sympathetic couches of f ... More >>
Papercuts' bittersweet California pop
Tussle raises the creativity quotient
It's like a beer commercial. A XXX beer commercial.
In which we meet a donkey, some crows, and Sonny Smith, who is not a folk singer