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.

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...

What a concept: The concept of concept albums

If you have ever listened to a movie soundtrack, Christmas album or compilation of an artist’s greatest hits, you...

Upcoming Concerts

With summer now behind us, our attention has diverted from anticipated album releases to the announcements of artists touring...

Heartbreaks to hits: Mitski “Be the Cowboy” album review

Rating: 8.5 With her fifth studio album, “Be the Cowboy”, having been released on August 17, Mitski Miyawaki is back...