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Valerie Troutt Has Many Sides

Troutt sees her music as a vehicle for communal celebration and spiritual sustenance more than a forum for personal charisma.
June 18, 2018

New Guidebook Series Makes the Pacific Coat Trail More Accessible

A new four-volume set on the PCT from Mountaineer Press appeals to all hikers, not just those wanting to hike through from Mexico to Canada.
June 12, 2018

Jethro Tull Plays the Greek

The prog rock folksters are celebrating 50 years of making music.
June 1, 2018

George Cotsirilos Becomes a Full-Time Musician

For more than 40 years, he was a lawyer and law professor with a side gig as a composer and jazz guitarist, which is his main gig now.
May 31, 2018

New Music From Henry Kaiser

May 15, 2018

Radio-Active Latin Jazz

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is at the center of a bona fide Latin jazz dynasty, but he didn’t embrace his family legacy until well into adulthood.
May 10, 2018

Celebrate Art, Music, and Dance in May

The inaugural Oakland Art Month hosts visual and performing arts events all month long throughout The Town.
May 1, 2018

Vieux Farka Touré Comes the Freight

The Mali guitarist is promoting the release of his latest album, Six Degrees Records, Samba.
April 19, 2018

On the Road With Shannon and The Clams

Oakland’s punk-indie quartet finds fans on tour opening for Dan Auerbach and his Easy Eye Sound Review.
April 9, 2018

Cops, Blues, and Family Dynamics

Two novels and a blues CD release capture bits and pieces of the East Bay landscape.
April 5, 2018