Nickel Creek return to the Bay Area with smile-inducing bluegrass

PHOTOS: Happy vibes from both band and audience alike dominated Fox Theater Oakland on Monday for Nickel Creek’s return to the Bay Area.

New Music Tuesday: Thievery Corporation • Band of Skulls • Nickel Creek • Cloud Nothings • JAMAICA • Mac DeMarco

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