Arts and Entertainment

Graham Parker keeps squeezing out sparks in Berkeley concert

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to the same stage at the Freight & Salvage where he recorded a live album in 2011, Graham Parker dazzled an intimate crowd of 500 people at the small Berkeley club Saturday night with a engaging 90 minute set. The 68 year old British singer-songwriter is touring …

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London artist Khushi Re-Emerges at The Fox in Oakland

BY CATHERINE STITES Re-Emerging London artist Khushi opened for James Blake Tuesday night at a sold out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. It gave him the opportunity to play for potential new fans as his music is similar in style to Blake’s R&B soul wrenching melodies without the …

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Michael Franti and Spearhead lively up The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Fresh off the release of his sixth studio album, Michael Franti and Spearhead delivered a joyous hometown performance Friday evening during the first night of back to back shows at The Fillmore. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Michael Franti performs during the first of two sold out shows Friday night …

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David Bowie Tribute shows coming to the Bay Area next week

For two nights only, friends, former bandmates of David Bowie and other world-class players will perform career spanning concerts of nothing but David Bowie’s music in Bowie’s imitable style. Performing February 12th in Livermore and the following night at The Warfield in San Francisco, “A Bowie Celebration” features a set …

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Prince’s Iconic band The Revolution to perform at The Fillmore

Prince played with many talented musicians over the course of his 40-year career, but his most celebrated and iconic allies will always be Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink & Brownmark. The Revolution. After performing scores of shows and major music festivals, including this year’s ACL Festival, over …

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