Arts and Entertainment

Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking the stage at the Greek Theatre to a backdrop of old color television consoles broadcasting scenes of Robert Kennedy, Vietnam and the Mexico City Olympics protest, Ian Anderson and his band arrived to perform a 50th Anniversary celebration of the music of Jethro Tull Saturday night …

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Angélique Kidjo rocks the Talking Heads at UC Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER African musician Angélique Kidjo’s electrifying interpretation of the Talking Heads iconic album “Remain in Light” was a thrilling moment for those in attendance to experience at her concert Friday night at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Kidjo, a 57 year old three time Grammy Award winning Beninese …

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Roger Daltrey performs Old + New, Solo + Who in Oakland concert

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER For many seasoned fans of The Who, the iconic British rock band that has produced some of the most recognizable classic rock hits of the past half-century ceased to exist after bassist John Entwistle’s death in 2002, if not drummer Keith Moon’s drug overdose in 1978. But …

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Ian Anderson to celebrate 50 years of Jethro Tull in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull are coming to town on June 2nd as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration of the career of the Progressive Classic Rock band. Appearing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Anderson, a Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead …

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2018 BottleRock daily schedule announced

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER The daily schedule for the sixth annual BottleRock Music Festival May 25-27, 2018, at the Napa Valley Exposition has been announced as follows: Friday, May 25: Muse, The Chainsmokers, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Phantogram, Mike D (DJ set), St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Trombone Shorty …

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Metallica, Dave Matthews, Dead to Headline Fire Benefit Concert

BY HELEN LAME´ A strong All-Star line-up has been announced as part of a November 9th benefit concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco to help support victims impacted by the recent wildfires that ravaged Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County that were part of the most deadly and destructive …

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Diverse Andrew Bird to perform at SF JAZZ next week

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Diverse multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird is coming to the intimate space of Miner Auditorium at SF Jazz for two shows next week on October 18th and 19th. A respected voice in modern music who first gained fame as part of the 90’s swing revival stars Squirrel Nut Zippers …

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