It is the anniversary of 9/11 this month. My relationship with that event as a west coast dweller is complicated. Unless I experience something first had the stories always feel at a distance. So initially 9/11 was just a surreal … Read the rest
I know about Stewart Copeland because I am a huge fan of The Police. I know about Buddy Harmon because I’ve studied country music. I know about Charlie Watts because, well, it’s the bloody Rolling Stones. Charlie is not the … Read the rest
On today’s episode, I countdown my pics for the 25 most iconic “rain” songs of all time. Hopefully this will help encourage the weather here in CA to drop some water down and help with the drought.
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Concert Review: Local Exhibition Proves Bay Area has a Treasure Trove of Hot Hooks and Licks That Kick
1st off … every single drummer was on fire at The Great Northern Thursday for the triple bill of local acts; Jupiter Noise, The Hot Takes, and Strange Cities. But Drew from Jupiter Noise seemed especially fired up. He definitely … Read the rest
The thing with my relation to music is I am usually captured by sound first and lyrics later. If the surface sound of it all comes together in a way my soul savors I can be easily sold. … Read the rest
Let’s just get this out of the way up front. Punk was originally an ethos, not a music genre. And when seen in that context, it explains how so many disparate acts got called punk and played the mother church … Read the rest
Hello poppies! It is July and time for another round of celebrate-a-state, where I random pick a state and celebrate the icons that hail from that state, plus toss in a few new and the good for good measure. So … Read the rest
Hello Poppies and Bear Cubs! I present to you your 2021 Pride Disco Ball record live from the Cat Club in SF and edited together at The Bear Cave.
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Hello Poppies! It is July and it is time for my annual celebrate a state series. And as is tradition I always start with my home state of CA. And this celebration we do a vertical tasting of hits from … Read the rest
It is a good sign for a new band when I as a reviewer find myself with one of their songs stuck in my head. Even more promising is when I’ve only heard the song maybe 3 times. And honestly … Read the rest
Hello Poppies for the 80th episode of PopOff! I serve you a healthy buffet of queer acts in punk, rock, metal, and alternative music. This is an edited version of my 1st Fridays live shows with less chatter and more … Read the rest
Hello poppies, this episode I celebrate one of my favorite genres with dose of classic new wave mixed with a heavier dose of new acts keeping those sounds alive a fresh. Plus, a whole hour devoted to local Bay Area … Read the rest
I am unsure where to begin with this because as a song review, I could get that written in about a paragraph. The style is on trend for tik tok music right now. It has got the overused and cliché … Read the rest
Hello poppies! Please enjoy this Attack of the Cover Versions as we celebrate the icon Tapestry album, which turns 50 this year by playing the entire album on covered form. Let’s get to it.
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It’s March Madness at The Bear Cave, and that means all women all month long. And this bonus set is all about the classic USA pop song book and maybe some new standards in the cannon. Enjoy!
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Hello poppies! Please enjoy this set of all female acts from CA focusing on the new and the good plus a few darn good classics mixed in. This mix has been edited from the live stream for less chatter and … Read the rest
It’s all women, all month long. And this was the Friday set was recorded on KBEAR radio so get ready for some ladies who know how to rip it up!
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It is time for the annual bitter ball where I give a middle finger to romance because love stinks! The most dour, sour, jaded, and angry love songs from any era any genre get a play today. And I dedicated … Read the rest