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Tip Jar Ethos — “You Can Take that $1.00 and… “

Tip Jar Ethos — “You Can Take that $1.00 and… “

Jose Segue January 13, 2017 0

Musicians are wondering what’s up when the tip jar gets passed and people who’ve been enjoying the show give nothing, or worse, a dollar.  In 2017, there’s really no such thing as a free show,

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Up and Coming Bands: Mike Hellman, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ’n’ Disaster

Up and Coming Bands: Mike Hellman, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ’n’ Disaster

Jose Segue December 1, 2016 0

Here’s a rundown of four bands that are new to Hicks with Sticks: Mike Hellman Band, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ’n’ Disaster. 2016 was a rough year for music with the

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Acoustic Americana in the East Bay

Acoustic Americana in the East Bay

Jose Segue August 16, 2016 0

The Back Room in Berkeley kicked off in mid-April with Laurie Lewis and Friends, and a mission to recreate the intimacy of the old 75-seat Freight & Salvage which itself has moved on to bigger and better things.  The Back Room,

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EPs Make Sense for Local Bands

EPs Make Sense for Local Bands

Jose Segue July 21, 2015 0

Local bands struggle to produce a CD when an EP will do just as well.  To understand this, it’s helpful to remember that bands like the Ramones and the Misfits sold more t-shirts than

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