Music Maven

Music Maven is a weekly column consisting of album and concert reviews, playlists, and announcements of upcoming shows to keep readers informed of their local music scene.

Tame Impala fans rewarded for their “Patience”

On March 22, Tame Impala released their first single since their critically-acclaimed album “Currents” debuted in July of 2015....

Upcoming concerts

As we are welcomed by the arrival of spring and warmer weather, many artists are also announcing new music...

Noise Pop Festival celebrates local artists

This year’s Noise Pop Festival took place throughout the Bay Area from Feb. 25 until March 3. The festival...

Upcoming concerts

March is a busy month for concerts in the Bay Area, with several contributions from this year’s Noise Pop...

Homeshake’s airy new album, “Helium”

On Feb. 15, Homeshake’s most recent album “Helium” was released through Sinderlyn records. Also known as Peter Sagar, the...

Valentine’s Day playlist

Give the gift of music this Valentine’s Day! If you’re having trouble verbalizing your romantic feelings for someone (or...

Real Estate: A Live Review

Real Estate had a sold-out, three-day residency at The Chapel in San Francisco from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2....

The return of Vampire Weekend

On Jan. 17, Vampire Weekend’s rumored return was confirmed by frontman Ezra Koenig via Instagram, as he informed fans...

Upcoming concerts

If you’re looking for somewhere to take that special someone on Valentine’s Day, several concerts will be taking place...

Favorite albums of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, Music Maven reflects on her top three albums that were released this year,...

Upcoming Concerts

After an exciting year of new releases from popular artists, several are touring the Bay Area throughout the final...

Rex Orange County: A live review

On Nov. 15, Rex Orange County commenced his two-night, sold-out residency at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Despite...

Mitski: A Live Review

On Nov. 3, Mitski performed to a sold-out crowd of 2,300 at The Warfield in San Francisco during her...

Upcoming concerts

With all of the recent albums having been released, November and December are busy months for concerts in the...

Halloween playlist

Do you have a Halloween party approaching, but no music to accompany it? Are you bored of the generic...

The Growlers: A Live Review

On Oct. 12-13, The Growlers performed at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz for a sold-out two-night residency toward the...

Concert etiquette

While concerts are a great place to have fun, it can be hard to enjoy yourself sometimes when dealing...

Upcoming Concerts

With several anticipated albums set to release this month, the Bay Area is a common tour stop for artists...

The return of Lana Del Rey

Since the release of “Born to Die” in 2012, Lana Del Rey has been consistently gaining popularity within the...

Consequences of sexual misconduct in the music industry

Within the span of a week, two extremely popular groups in the indie music scene faced severe consequences as...