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    Music, Hear This Stringing You Along

    Stringing You Along

    It's rare that a modern instrumental guitarist possesses a sound all his own, but James Blackshaw is a true innovator. The London native launched a series of home recordings that caught the ears of critics and the public, leading to…
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    Music, Hear This Mexican six-string superheroes Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Mexican six-string superheroes Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Berkeley resident Sean Smith and the U.K.'s James Blackshaw are part of the underground acoustic guitar network, descending stylistically from American iconoclast John Fahey. Like Fahey, Smith and Blackshaw mostly perform unaccompanied, have tremendous technique that serves the music instead…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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