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Dido Still on the Minds of nostalgic Masonic after 15 year leave

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning for her first world tour in 15 years, English pop star Dido emphatically displayed that both her angelic voice and stage presence have only aged like a fine wine before a sold-out crowd at The Masonic in San Francisco Wednesday night. One of the best-selling artists of All-Time in the UK, her 1999 debut album, No …

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Colin Hay still an engaging Man at Work during Terrapin show

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter Colin Hay’s performance at Terrapin Crossroads Tuesday night was a welcome revelation for anyone previously unfamiliar with his solo works. Best known as the lead singer and frontman for the long disbanded Australian band Men at Work, Hay has also created a solid catalog of …

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The Faim flashes their potential at Ace of Spades show

BY CATHERINE STITES Australian pop-rock group The Faim helped Andy Black kick off The Ghost of North America Tour Sunday night at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The group is said to be destined for big arenas and they energized the crowd with a passion that was easy to see over …

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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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