Lucid Pop

From the opening riff to the closing chorus, the music of Brainstory’s full-length debut album, Buck, feels like it’s from a different era; though...

Take the Baton

Award-winning conductor Laurie Cohen founded Mill Valley Philharmonic in the Fall of 2000, and for nearly two decades, the MVP has delighted Marin audiences...

Musical Action

Two years ago, North Bay musician and producer Scott Mickelson made headlines when he assembled and released After the Fire, Vol 1, a benefit...

From the Heartland

Before he moved to Marin, singer-songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Danny Click was rocking and rolling in Austin, Texas. Before that, he lived in a...

Growing Together

Born in the South Bay to Indian immigrants, Dr. Rupa Marya’s childhood included experiences living in France and India. Now based in the East...

Cult Status

He isn’t a household name in the North Bay, but Tokyo-native Shintaro Sakamoto enjoys bonafide cult-hero status in his native Japan, where he rides...

Sad But True

Last week a man in a brand-new Metallica baseball hat stood outside a West Marin grocery and asked about the breed of a peculiar...

Keep It Clean

“It’s not as cool to get smashed in public today as it was with the older generations,” says musician Kegan Stedwell, who...

Nouveau Name

North Bay native and vocalist Stella Heath specializes in evoking bygone eras of music, both in her role as the titular singer of the...

Strangers No More

North Bay bluegrass music fans likely know the name Hellman. It was Warren Hellman who founded the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco,...