• Q&A: SF swamp blues band Hibbity Dibbity prepares for BottleRock

    Q&A: SF swamp blues band Hibbity Dibbity prepares for BottleRock

    Even though San Francisco bluesy soul band Hibbity Dibbity formed in 2013, the same year as the inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, tomorrow will mark the first time singer-guitarists Chris Braun and Tom Relling, bassist Parker Simon and drummer Jack Gehegan attend the annual musical gathering together.…
  • Interview: Daniel Lanois and Rocco DeLuca search for next dimension in music

    Interview: Daniel Lanois and Rocco DeLuca search for next dimension in music

    Daniel Lanois is always in motion. His mind operates at the same speed as his elaborate music production machines. He moves from one project to the next constantly, and perhaps he expects the same commitment of others in his orbit. Daniel Lanois and Rocco Deluca, Shovelman 8 p.m.,…
  • Anna Coogan explores <em>Space and Time</em> on experimental rock opera

    Anna Coogan explores Space and Time on experimental rock opera

    In many ways, Anna Coogan is as surprised by her latest release, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, as anyone else. The album tackles deeply personal and hotly political topics in what one might describe as a rock opera. Anna Coogan  5 p.m., Sunday, June 25 Acoustic Den…
  • 11 great under-the-radar acts at BottleRock

    11 great under-the-radar acts at BottleRock

    How do you follow a line-up headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and Florence and the Machine? If you’re the producers of BottleRock Napa Valley, you fill the void with Tom Petty and Foo Fighters, top it off with big names like Maroon 5, Macklemore, Modest Mouse and The Roots, bring back…
  • PREMIERE: Coffis Brothers return with “You Ain’t Got The Heart”

    PREMIERE: Coffis Brothers return with “You Ain’t Got The Heart”

    The South Bay’s the Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men are back with their first new track since the release of The Wrong Side of the Road in 2014. “You Ain’t Got The Heart” is a Southern rock jam in the vein of Full Moon Fever-era Tom Petty and the…
  • Q&A: AJ Lee on the state of California bluegrass

    Q&A: AJ Lee on the state of California bluegrass

    A new wave bluegrass musicians is making the genre popular again in California, and it’s not your grandfather’s style of high-pitched, male-centered music. Exhibit A is the presence of the California Bluegrass Association at San Francisco’s Pride Parade next month; a first for any organized bluegrass group nationwide.…