Stompy and Sunset present Kyle Hall and DJ Deep Sunday, May 26 2013 Cafe Cocomo The hairs on the back of my neck stood up as a I felt a hand slide down my back. It was a short brunette in a carnival mask. "Do you have... strong eyes?" she asked with an Eastern European accent. Startled, I gave her ... More >>
Ital @ Public Works, Thursday, Dec. 20 Daniel Martin-McCormick's musical résumé encompasses a mélange of guises and styles -- including post-hardcore freakouts, scorched post-punk dub, and lo-fi disco -- and several monikers, including the local band Mi Ami and the more dance-focused output of It ... More >>
Happy Meatless Monday! I'm happy to announce that vegetarianism is predicted to be a top restaurant trend in 2013! Could Meatless Monday have anything to do with it? People got to eat on Mondays! For your food porn pleasure, I present marshmallow-toasted hot cocoa cinna-buns! Could you die? I c ... More >>
Get ready, this week's edition of Signal to Noise packs a bit of a punch. Not content with our usual format, Bus Station John decided to send over a list of his five favorite female divas (plus a little bonus pick you'll need to scroll through to the end to see). Why all the extras? Well, it boils d ... More >>
Body & SOUL Mighty Oct.10, 2012 Better than: I saw a press release this morning that described some Tumblr bass DJ as "deep as fuck and playful as a kitten." The next time someone says something is "deep" to me, I'm just going to nod my head and laugh. You don't even know. Words are a difficult th ... More >>
I have some of the most very exciting news for you: Chaka Khan has adopted a vegan diet! Apparently to lose weight for health reasons but I'm still excited. I love some Chaka Khan! Let's all enjoy Tell Me Something Good. If you haven't heard of Beyond Meat, you might be dead. Everyone is talk ... More >>
KBLX Stone Soul II Oct. 1, 2011 Sleep Train Pavilion Better than: Listening to KBLX for nine hours MC Hammer, the Oakland bred '90s pop star and early Twitter adopter, took to tweeting on Saturday night after his performance at the KBLX Stone Soul II concert in Concord: Lol .. The worst sound cre ... More >>
Kahley EmersonThe Tubesteak Connection Aunt Charlie's Sept. 22, 2011 Better than: Partying in a room full of iPhone screens. In a city whose edge is slowly being dulled, Aunt Charlie's is a bar on the fringe. Located on a decrepit stretch of Turk street evocative of Escape from New York, it ... More >>
Joyo Velarde is taking a break from being everybody's back-up singer. After incessant touring with Jurassic 5, the Living Legend Crew, Blackalicious, Michael Franti, Zion I, Ozomatli, and husband Lyrics Born, among many others, the classically-trained, Pleasanton-based, Quannum Projects vocalist ... More >>
Ashford and Simpson The Rrazz Room Review by Tamara Palmer; Photos by Mike Battaglia May 10, 2008 Better than: Most of the last 20 years in R&B Stream: New remixes of classic Ashford and Simpson hits The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko is a tiny jazz lounge where personal space is at a minimum. But it w ... More >>
KT Tunstall The Warfield, 8 p.m. Review, Video and Photos by Janine Kahn May 7, 2008 "I never knew a horse and an owl could do that," says an amused KT Tunstall, blinking in coquettish mockery at the two objects that somehow tangled themselves together over the course of her Wednesday night Warfiel ... More >>
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