Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ gets royal treatment

SHOW REVIEW: UnderCover Presents’ latest presentation takes on Paul Simon’s classic “Graceland”, which features an eclectic mixture of musical styles.

PHOTOS: Pet Shop Boys at Fox Theater Oakland 4/8

PHOTOS: Pet Shop Boys kicked off a run of live dates Tuesday night at Fox Theater in Oakland as they began the 2014 leg of their “Electric” Tour.

PHOTOS: Yonder Mountain String Band at Fox Theater Oakland 4/5

PHOTOS: Moving from the more-intimate Fillmore to the grandiosity of the Fox Theater in Oakaland saw the 4-piece playing a more in-depth and technical set.

Bad Suns shed light on debut LP

INTERVIEW: Showbams spoke with the members of Bad Suns before their show at the Fox Theater Oakland to discuss how they formed, their musical influences and the band’s songwriting process.

PHOTOS: Particle, Shaky Feelin’ at Great American Music Hall 3/29

PHOTOS: Particle, which is of course led by the amazing Steve Molitz behind the keyboards, took the stage and played two sets of amazing livetronica.

PHOTOS: Ozomatli, Bang Data at The New Parish 3/28

PHOTOS: If you were on the second level overlooking the stage during Ozomatli’s set, you could feel the floor bounce as everyone jumped to the infectious beat.

The Wailers deliver the jams at The Independent

SHOW REVIEW: The Wailers stopped by SF last weekend promoting the 30th anniversary release of Legends, named “Best Album of the 20th Century” by Time magazine.

Rebirth lay down the friday night funk

SHOW REVIEW: The Crescent City’s vital ensemble Rebirth Brass Band brought the sweet feel of NOLA to Oakland on Friday for a sold-out, energetic show.