West Coast Music

Interviews, videos featuring today's top hit makers. Loni Stark discovers creative process with Colbie Caillat, Matt Nathanson, Mat Kearney, James Bay, Ben Rector, Pentatonix, Daughtry, Ingrid Michaelson. Music festival coverage and more from San Francisco.
Savion Glover and Marcus Gilmore

A Memorable Evening at SFJAZZ: Savion Glover and Marcus Gilmore (Review)

An acknowledged jazz tap maestro, Savion Glover first performed at SFJAZZ (then called Jazz in the City) in 1989 at age 15.
BottleRock Napa Valley - schedule, tickets, information

BottleRock 2018: The Killers, Bruno Mars, Muse to headline Napa Valley music fest

The Killers. Bruno Mars. Muse. Color us interested yet again; very, very interested ... in this bit of electrifying West Coast music news. BottleRock today announced its 2018 lineup. There's a lot here, and pretty much any music fan should be satiated not only with the headliners, but with the depth...

In Review: Seal performs with SF Symphony, receives thunderous standing ovation

The enthusiastic San Francisco audience went “crazy” with excitement.
Ali Paris Trio Concert Review - San Francisco

Ali Paris Trio Concert Review: First rate flamenco, from Morocco to Andalucia

Last night, the Ali Paris Trio and friends filled the modest stage at Old First Church with passionate music. The international crowd included families who spoke Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Yiddish; and they cheered the accomplished musicians with love and ovations. This is the second of three Ali Paris concerts...

Montalvo Arts Center reveals 2017 summer concert series

Jay Leno, The B-52s, Gregory Porter lead strong summer concert line-up at historic outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre.
Rodrigo y Gabriela Yountville Live Napa music festival

Five for Fighting, Rodrigo Y Gabriela set to headline Yountville Live in Napa

Five for Fighting and Rodrigo Y Gabriela will headline the next edition of the Yountville Live music, food and wine festival. Mark your calendars for March 16th through the 19th. The festival will take place in and around the town of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley. Other artists...
Zella Day Interview, Concert Highlights Live in the Vineyard - Video with Loni Starkvideo

Zella Day interview, concert highlights including “Mustang Kids” (Video)

Stark Insider is all about West Coast music, indie film, wine country and a bit of wanderlust. Subscribe to us on YouTube, San Francisco's largest arts and entertainment channel. At just 21 years-old, singer-songwriter Zella Day appears to be on the fast track to major success. Part of that can be...
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What’s Happening: Pentatonix world tour lands in San Jose (Video)

Mark your calendars. Pentatonix (PTX) arrives in San Jose on Monday, October 17. The SAP Center will be the place to be as the talented super group from Arlington, Texas perform their unique blend of a capella and pop style. Pentatonix has won two Grammy awards, first in 2015 for "Daft Punk"...
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Shawn Hook interview, plus concert highlights from Live in the Vineyard (Video)

The Stark Insider summer concert series continues with interviews and highlights from the Live in the Vineyard music festival. Past episodes include Pentatonix, Ben Rector, and previews of Audiodamn!, Daughtry, Ingrid Michaelson. Today: Juno nominated and platinum selling singer-songwriter Shawn Hook. He's got the suit. He's got the coif. And...
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Ben Rector “Brand New” Live in the Vineyard (Video)

Loni Stark continues her exploration of the creative impulse, in and around San Francisco. Recent Stark Insider video features include a profile of the new $21 million SF Opera Lab, Dirty Dancing re-visited, the art of swordplay on the set of Cyrano, and mini-doc with the talented YouTube-winning a capella group Pentatonix. There's a lot...