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Smart Metal

Oakland’s Alaric brings brains to the brutality

Music Features Did you know there are more metal bands in the Bay Area than pretty much anywhere else on earth, not counting Scandinavia?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Alex De Vore

Roberto, Roberto!

Guitarist Roberto Capocchi makes classical music fun

Music Features Obviously, for a guy who grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, music was ingrained in Capocchi from a very young age.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Alex De Vore

Paz on Earth

Growth in hip-hop and what it means to self-examine

Music Features Pablo Paz, aka Adrenaline Truth, aka DJ Shatter, wanted to be an animator once upon a time. “But as I went along school-wise,” he says, “I realized I wasn’t really artistically inclined in that way, but...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Alex De Vore

Cold War

Former Skylight partners strike out for Shadeh while older club gets, um, pizza

Music Features When news got out that several founding partners of downtown nightclub Skylight were leaving the business so close to the club’s second anniversary, both sides wanted to get out in front of the barrage of pot...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Alex De Vore

D(u)MB

How a Facebook prank got a little out of hand and why you should never believe everything you read online

Music Features On Thursday, May 5, the phones at downtown restaurant Cowgirl Hall of Fame started ringing incessantly, with dozens of people inquiring about a curious May 13 event listed on Facebook. 

Friday, May 6, 2016 Alex De Vore

Vitality

Lifesongs helps and heals across generations

Music Features We are conditioned to fear the concept and ramifications of aging. The ancient Egyptians would surely find this ridiculous, but it’s true: Aging and dying are mostly terrifying.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Alex De Vore

Swan-Like

Why the hell isn’t Colossal Swan Dive your favorite local band yet?

Music Features Music aimed at younger people is very important to me as both a writer and as a citizen of a town that sometimes puts that concept on the back burner.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Alex De Vore

Peachy Keen

Robert Earl Keen temporarily leaves country and Americana behind to go bluegrass on your ass

Music Features I’ve got good news and bad news, bluegrass fans, so brace yourselves. The bad news is that the big ol’ annual bluegrass festival that usually goes down at the Rodeo Grounds is kaput because, as it turns out...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Alex De Vore

Dear Rob,

Music Features There is no me without you. I don’t think I ever told you that, but I should have. I mean, you were the guy who this 20-something idiot writer had to look up to.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Alex De Vore

Operatic

A locally composed opera is out to change your mind on the medium

Music Features Look, kids, we get it. Opera ain’t for everyone, and it certainly ain’t easy. It’s all foreign languages and intricate plot lines and hunchbacks and sometimes super long.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Alex De Vore
 
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Morning Word: Governor Opposes Tax Increases

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Aug. 23, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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