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.

What’s Happening: Pentatonix world tour lands in San Jose on Oct. 17 (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"...

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...

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...
SFGMC Tales of Our City Spring Concert Review

Opening the Pearly Gates: SF Gay Men’s Chorus at Davies

The audience was on their feet before raconteur, writer and de facto social historian Armistead Maupin regaled the audience without resorting to the old saw, he said, of “walking ten miles through the snow for a blow job."

Pentatonix wins Napa with stellar performance (Video)

Stark Insider meets up with Pentatonix at the opening night of the Live in the Vineyard music festival. Video outtakes here for all us Pentaholics and music aficionados alike. Pentatonix. The two-time Grammy winners made a special appearance at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena to kick off Live in the Vineyard. No...

San Francisco To Do: Off the Grid, An Act of God, Dirty Dancing, Flavor Napa Valley

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." What's happening Bay Area? Turns out, a lot. A mind-boggling assortment of a lot. So to make your planning life -- and perhaps to appease Aristotle -- a little easier we've rounded up some...

In Napa: Ingrid Michaelson, Andy Grammer, Ben Rector headline Live in the Vineyard (Video)

4-day LITV music festival returns with another marquee line-up.

Live in the Vineyard: A Great Big World Interview + “Say Something” (Video)

A Great Big World may just be one of the most heartfelt and inspiring bands currently on tour. Not to mention: energetic, quirky, fun, charming, talented. The NY-based pop duo left us breathless -- and picked up a Grammy in 2015 -- with a string of rousing hits, including "Say Something" (with...

It’s Not Over Yet For King & Country (Video)

Australian band For King and Country gives a performance for the ages at the Live in the Vineyard music festival. Watch Stark Insider video featuring backstage interview, and concert highlights.
RHCP - BottleRock Schedule

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine to headline BottleRock 2016

Napa Valley's massive music festival once again returns in 2016. BottleRock organizers have announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, and Florence+The Machine will headline this year's edition which takes place May 27-29, 2016 at the Napa Valley Expo. "We’re incredibly excited about our all-star lineup and what we...