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Tag: Bottom of the Hill

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Best of the Bay 2020 Editors’ Pick

The roots festival reached back to its own, philanthropical roots—granting more than a million dollars to local venues and musicians

Best of the Bay 2020 Readers’ Stories of Resilience and Inspiration

We asked our readers for stories of Bay Area strength and celebration—your responses gave us hope for the new year.

Diving into Sespool’s genre-agnostic indie rap

Before Rin Tin Tiger, Westwood & Willow, Pericardium, or the weird-ass Christmas album, he was Sespool—the “SES” coming from his initials, Sean E. Sullivan. The music he released under...

Good info, little relief at city’s Virtual Nightlife + Entertainment Summit

There are lots of big questions about COVID-gutted San Francisco nightlife that have yet to be directly addressed. How and why are live venues, nightclubs, and bars expected to...

Noise Pop to Vinyl Dreams: 6 local can’t-miss music streams

From Kim Gordon viewing Instagram as a performative space and Kenya Barris using Netflix as a platform to distill the messy politics of honestly critiquing Black art, to those damn Troll movies threatening...

Arts Forecast: How Weird (that everything is virtual now)

As we move farther toward festival season, it's really dawning that our hugest events will take place on our screens. It's not like we weren't expecting it, but hearing...

Arts Forecast: Should you even go out?

UPDATE: Right after we published this, the governor advised against small gatherings until the end of March—and requesting that events including people at high-risk for COVID-19 should be limited...

Noise Pop snaps, crackles, and jangles with surprises and new favorites

Facilitators of Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival know the key to running a successful week-long bill of shows throughout the Bay Area, which extended this year to Santa Cruz...

Is Marcos Mena the best guitarist in indie rock?

Those whose image of do-it-yourself indie rock shows is of kids struggling to tune their guitars onstage might be surprised that virtuosity—good, old-fashioned, blurred-fingers virtuosity—has had a pretty good...

Finished with labels, Finish Ticket starts anew

Finish Ticket is finished with Elektra Records. The Alameda indie-pop band (appearing Sat/28 at Slim's, SF) was signed by the mega-label in 2014 after years on the Bay Area all-ages...