• Review: Chance the Rapper makes everyone believers at Oracle Arena

    Review: Chance the Rapper makes everyone believers at Oracle Arena

    OAKLAND — Chance the Rapper brought the gospel to the Oracle Arena Wednesday. The gospel of Chance, that is. Returning to the Bay Area for the second time in less than a year, Chance the Rapper stopped by Oakland on his “Be Encouraged” tour, bringing with him his signature…
  • Review: Pond crisp, ravishing in San Francisco

    Review: Pond crisp, ravishing in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO – Pond brought a ravishing intensity with its performance at the Great American Music Hall Tuesday The Australian psychedelic rock band performed a high-energy 12-song set highlighted a strong heavy rock presence and incorporating upbeat synths to produce ’70s-infused melodies. The band opened with “30,000 Megatons,” off its…
  • Review: Deadmau5 electrifies partiers at the Fox Theater

    Review: Deadmau5 electrifies partiers at the Fox Theater

    OAKLAND — Deadmau5 continued his string of Bay Area shows Tuesday night and dazzled a full house at the Fox Theater. The highly anticipated tour featured Canadian DJ Joel Zimmerman’s new and enormous “Cube 2.1,” an LED light-encrusted production element that dominated the stage, with Deadmau5 atop, running the show. Daedmau5, Feed…
  • Montalvo announces Summer Concert Series featuring Gregory Porter, Jay Leno, The B-52s

    Montalvo announces Summer Concert Series featuring Gregory Porter, Jay Leno, The B-52s

    The Montalvo Arts Center has announced the lineup for its 2017 Summer Concert Series. The shows will have a wide array of artists, ranging from classic pop bands like The B-52s to comedian Jay Leno. Other artists include Gregory Porter, Jerry Douglas’ Earls of Leicester & David Bromberg Quintet, Dave Koz…
  • VÉRITÉ finds her place in the middle of opposing forces

    VÉRITÉ finds her place in the middle of opposing forces

    “I don’t mind you leaving when the damage is done/ I don’t mind how I feel the same when you’re gone,” New York alt-pop and R&B singer-songwriter VÉRITÉ sings mater-of-factly on “When You’re Gone,” the first track on her debut LP, Somewhere in Between. As the shaky, reverbed…
  • Q&A: Poliça's Channy Leaneagh on touring with New Order and "Music for Pieces of Wood"

    Q&A: Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh on touring with New Order and “Music for Pieces of Wood”

    A post shared by Marc Fong (@stillharper) on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:48am PDT Earlier this year, Minneapolis electronic pop band Poliça celebrated its fifth anniversary with a show at the city’s venerable First Avenue concert hall. Last week, vocalist-songwriter Channy Leaneagh, bassist Chris Bierden and drummers Ben…