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Green Day Returns to it’s old Stomping Grounds in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Opening their Thursday night concert at the UC Theatre in Berkeley with “Know Your Enemy” from 2009’s “21st Century Breakdown”, Green Day was on the receiving end of nothing but love from an adoring hometown crowd just blocks away from 924 Gilman Street, one of the Bay …

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Fee Waybill & The Tubes to stage Halloween Costume Party

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Tubes, the Bay Area based rock band that became one of the most entertaining and theatrical live concert performers in the business, are staging a Halloween Costume Party at the intimate Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael on Saturday October 29th following the completion of their …

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Ian Anderson bringing Jethro Tull to life

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is coming to town. Anderson, the Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and flutist for the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, has produced a conceptual show celebrating the life and times of the 18th century English agriculturalist …

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Brian Wilson celebrates Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The creative genius of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Brian Wilson was on display and shining brightly Wednesday night at The Masonic in San Francisco. Wilson, the 74 year old singer-songwriter and original Beach Boy whose iconic profile has grown even larger following the recent release …

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Rick Hocker: A beautiful ache

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune In continuing my theme on God’s love, I asked myself, “What situation most profoundly impacted me with a deeper understanding of God’s love?” The event that comes to mind was an unusual and memorable experience. It happened during a private time of silent …

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Garbage keeps it’s Vow to Bay Area fans

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to the Bay Area a year after their 20th anniversary performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland in support of their first new studio album in four years, Garbage kept its vow to their local legion of fans with a solid two hour career spanning set …

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Campbell Theater producer makes ‘Random Exits’

An unknown woman, tall, irresistible, dressed as a gypsy princess, sidles up to a complete stranger at an Orange County lunch counter. She says, with more than a hint of desperation, “Do me a favor: if anyone asks, tell them you’re my fiancé. I’ll explain later.” Randall Nott is that …

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10,000 Maniacs Invade Yoshi’s in Oakland

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER It has been a long strange trip for the 10,000 Maniacs that began in southwest New York 35 years ago. Since becoming one of the most popular alternative rock bands of their era and recording multiple platinum selling albums before breaking up at the height of popularity, …

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Peter Wolf presents A Cure For Loneliness to San Francisco

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Peter Wolf’s Thursday night concert in San Francisco was an engaging performance by an immensely talented artist who has dedicated his life to music. Whereas many aspiring male musicians have indicated that they got into music to meet girls, Wolf has often stated that he got into …

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