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Venue Reports: Riptide, Amnesia, Elbo Room, Outland, Empress Theater, Doc’s Lab, Smoking Pig, Club DeLuxe

Venue Reports: Riptide, Amnesia, Elbo Room, Outland, Empress Theater, Doc’s Lab, Smoking Pig, Club DeLuxe

Jose Segue December 11, 2015 0

Live music venues come and go.  The Riptide, Amnesia, Overland in Oakland, Empress Theater in Vallejo, Doc’s Lab, Smoking Pig BBQ in Fremont, and Club DeLuxe are seven on the up-swing.  The Elbo Room, which was predicted to

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Playlist & Videos of Local Bands from HWS on KALW

Playlist & Videos of Local Bands from HWS on KALW

Jose Segue September 20, 2015 0

Twice a year, Peter Thompson, the host of  Bluegrass Signal (KALW 91.7, Saturdays 6:30-8pm) gives bluegrass the day off and Hicks with Sticks takes to the airwaves to present Bay Area bands on the amplified side of Americana.  Here’s the playlist

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SF Weekly’s Blatant Trolling for Advertisers

SF Weekly’s Blatant Trolling for Advertisers

Jose Segue August 14, 2015 0

The SF Weekly continued to tumble last month when, in response to the publication of a minor wisecrack, the Graton Casino in Sonoma County cancelled $68,496 worth of advertising.   A different publication, San Francisco Magazine, reported that Glenn Zuehls, publisher of both

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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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