Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 6/6 (SAT)

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon JonesWritten by Molly Kish //

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II //
Greek Theatre – U.C. Berkeley
June 6th, 2015 //

A supergroup lineup of epic proportions graces the gorgeous stage of the Greek Theater at U.C. Berkeley this Saturday for one night only. Embarking on the second night of their 35-city “Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2015,” Tedeschi Trucks Band partners with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II to perform over four and a half hours of original, collaborative and improvised music. A seamlessly crafted bill of talent covering a musical range of Memphis soul, R&B, electric blues and classic funk, all three acts revive these deeply rooted genres with contemporary flare in a stunningly cohesive manner. With this tour charging full steam ahead, this show is bound to deliver what undoubtedly will be the most “shimmy worthy” lineup in the Greek Theater’s summer concert series. For your chance at a pair of tickets, share this post via Facebook or Twitter and enter below.

Contest ends Friday, June 5th at Noon.

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Christopher Owens: Wednesday, June 3rd at The Chapel
Trails and Ways: Friday, June 5th at The Independent
Nneka: Friday, June 5th at The New Parish
Tea Leaf Green: Saturday, June 6th at Leo’s Music Club
Anuhea: Saturday, June 6th at Mezzanine


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SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to King Khan, Sondre Lerche, Bahamas or Christopher Owens


Written by Scotland Miller //

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our SF Shows of the Week by entering your name and email below.

• The King Khan & BBQ Show: October 8 (WED) @ Great American Music Hall
• Sondre Lerche: October 9 (THUR) @ The Independent
• Bahamas: October 10 (FRI) @ Slim’s
• Christopher Owens: October 11 (SAT) @ Great American Music Hall

The King Khan & BBQ Show: October 8 (WED) @ Great American Music Hall // Buy Tickets

Canada’s finest doo-wop revival duo is coming to the Great American. The King Khan & BBQ Show promises to deliver an energy-riddled night of the wildest and craziest antics imaginable. Described as “orgiastic, anarchic, hypnotic and personal”, these guys never disappoint a live audience with their punk-rock presence and retro sound. Join the Bam Fam in the sock-hop mosh pit!

Contest ends Wednesday, October 8th at Noon.

Sondre Lerche: October 9 (THUR) @ The Independent // Buy Tickets

The musical handyman Sondre Lerche will be bringing his soft and upbeat sounds to The Independent this week. His steady flow of genre-spanning releases continued this year with the full-length album Please. The prolific Norwegian has been through a recent divorce from his wife, which can be felt on some of the tracks from his latest release, but is turning it around into some great music and accompanying performances. Don’t miss this one!

Contest ends Thursday, October 9th at Noon.

Bahamas: October 10 (FRI) @ Slim’s // Buy Tickets

Does kicking back with a cold beer and your toes in the sand sound like a good idea to you? Well, if you don’t have any vacation hours left, you can come to Slim’s and listen to the soulful sounds of Bahamas. Although not from the Bahamas, Canadian-born guitar player Afie Jurvanen has a relaxing sound about him that soothes the mind just like the subtle rushing of a gentle shore break. If you enjoy a solid night of six-string strumming and a smooth voice, then be sure to join us.

Contest ends Friday, October 10th at Noon.

Christopher Owens: October 11 (SAT) @ Great American Music Hall // Buy Tickets

The Great American Music Hall will host Christopher Owens this week. On tour in support of his second solo release A New Testament, Owens will be gracing the house with his natural combination of R&B, gospel, and country sound that is sure to please fans of fundamental American music. After leaving his previous project, Girls, Owens has started to truly find his own sound with his follow up to his debut solo album, Lysander, in 2013. Let the Bam Fam treat you to a night out!

Contest ends Friday, October 10th at Noon.


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New Music Tuesday: Jessie Ware • A$AP Rocky • Yo La Tengo • Parquet Courts • Christopher Owens

Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.

Jessie WareIf You’re Never Gonna Move [EP]

4.5-BamsTop Tracks:
“If You’re Never Gonna Move”
“Sweet Talk”

Album Highlight: Tracks from the tail end of the Devotion LP like “If You’re Never Gonna Move” and “Sweet Talk” get the proper spotlight in this EP.

Album Lowlight: Not much to complain about here.

Takeaway: Jessie Ware is already a star to many. Ware should be a force to be reckoned with by the end of 2013 due to her MTV-pop appeal and her credibility within the EDM scene.

A$AP RockyLongLiveA$AP

4-BamsTop Tracks:
“Fuckin’ Problems” feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
“Long Live A$AP”
“1 Train” feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.

Album Highlight: The diversity of beats, track production and supporting players. LongLiveA$AP has appearances from Schoolboy Q, Santigold, Skrillex, Drake, Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Kendrick Lamar, which means A$AP has surrounded himself with some of the most creative names in music from the last couple years.

Album Lowlight: Repeated use of “purple.” We get it, you love purple swag, purple drank and probably the fact that purple doesn’t rhyme with shit.

Takeaway: With his first LP finally arriving — and delivering — A$AP Rocky takes his place as one of the top rappers in the game. It’s not surprising the best tracks on the album are super-collaborations that involve Kendrick Lamar.

Yo La TengoFade Out

3.5-BamsTop Tracks:
“Before We Run”
“Cornelia and Jane”
“The Point of It”

Album Highlight: The amazing penultimate track “The Point of It” and the slow-building, triumphant finale “Before We Run” end the LP on a high note.

Album Lowlight: The pacing of the record slows down around “I’ll Be Around” and “Two Trains,” but the energy lull around the two-thirds mark works to enhance the wonderful ending.

Takeaway: Fade Out is a slow-grower. Give it an extra listen if it doesn’t strike you the first couple times. The subtleties add up to a sum that is greater than it’s parts.

Parquet CourtsLight Up Gold

3.5-BamsTop Tracks:
“Stoned and Starving”
“Master of My Craft”
“Borrowed Time”

Album Highlight: “Stoned and Starving” feels like some magical mix of Broken Social Scene and King Tuff. Any way you look at it, this is a great track.

Album Lowlight: The chord repetition becomes a bit monotonous during some of the slower tracks.

Takeaway: Distortion, lo-fi sound, stoner singing and lyrics and surf-rock-meets-Brit-rock chord simplicity. Light Up Gold feels familiar but offers originality with its genre-blending tracks.

Christopher OwensLysandre

2.5-BamsTop Tracks:
“Here We Go”
“A Broken Heart”

Album Highlight: When the guitar solo allows the record’s best track “Here We Go” to take off. This tracks sums up Lysandre pretty well.

Album Lowlight: It’s a bit too minstrel with the reoccurring Lysandre’s theme. At times, it feels like the pied piper is traveling down a lonesome road with you.

Takeaway: Owen has crafted a record with even more confessional whispers in his first solo since the breakup of Girls. The attempts at cohesive pop are more straight forward than Ownes’ work with Girls, but the themes of insecurity and dwindling confidence continue on.