Bay Area Photographers

Photos: Goodnight, Texas Great American Music Hall

Goodnight, Texas at Great American Music Hall

I had the distinct pleasure of catching Goodnight, Texas at their Great American Music Hall show on February 19, 2015 opening for Wild Child. The room was packed and throughout the crowd I spotted vetted San Francisco songwriters like Jeff Campbell, Lia Rose, and Kelly McFarling singing along. The stand out song “The Railroad” got everyone stomping and […]

Photos: Wood Shoppe at Brick and Mortar 09/02: Travis Hayes, City Tribe, and Ghost & Gale


I made it to Wood Shoppe at Brick and Mortar this month. It’s a free, finely curated, monthly series of bands on the first Tuesday of every month. Ghost and Ghale: A boy and a girl who make music together. Get the self-titled on bandcamp City Tribe: The new record from San Francisco band City Tribe rolls […]

Review: Travis Hayes “Young Daze” Album Release Party at Bottom Of The Hill


I caught this photo of Travis Hayes minutes before he hit the stage at Bottom Of The Hill to play his album release show for his new self-released full length, Young Daze. He was in good spirits. It was a Supermoon. The place was packed. Trebouchet and Christian Lee Hutson were putting on good sets. […]

Video: DonCat – ‘Where Wind Blows’ Live @ The Chapel Bar


As a youth, Duncan ‘DonCat’ Nielsen’s grandma gave him an odd pile of European released Beach Boys tapes, which lead him to the record store searching for other oddities. Coming from a family of music enthusiasts, including a dad with a penchant for Cream and the blue shades of Jimi Hendrix, a brother with drum […]

Show Photos: Panic Is Perfect and The Mutineers at The Elbo Room 05.27.14


Panic Is Perfect Bio: Incorporating afro – pop rhythms, retro synthesized sounds with well crafted song writing and pseudo-spiritual lyrical sensibilities Panic is Perfect has created their own brand of quirky eclectic indie dance pop. Jeremy Belzer and Mike Hoffman officially started the group as an acoustic duo while traveling in south India together in […]

Comedy Video: Low Country Kingdom | Auto-tune

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Ever wondered if it’s possible to use auto-tune without sacrificing artistic integrity? Watch this video to see how San Francisco electo pop rap duo Low Country Kingdom accomplishes just that. 

Photos from Balanced Breakfast: How to Market and Promote at Coast Recorders 05.29.14


Helpful self-promotion tips for songwriters included naming your influences in the subject line of cold emails to potential blogs. But getting an intro from someone you share in common is always best. Incremental growth is your friend. Set reasonable goals and use all the analytic data you can to track your progress. If you have a […]

Ivan & Alyosha, The Record Company, and Branches at The Independent, 08.14.13

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A last minute addition to the bill, San Francisco’s Branches started off the show with a living room-style set on the Independent’s big stage. They were impressive performing as a three-piece, but also made me wish to hear them full-band one of these days. I may not have much to say, but rest assured it’s […]

Portugal. the Man and Avi Buffalo, The Fox Theater 07.13.13

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While I devote most of my time to photographing and supporting local Bay Area bands, occasionally I get the opportunity to shoot bigger shows – like Portugal. the Man a week and a half ago. The show, held at the beautiful Fox Theater in Oakland, was opened by Avi Buffalo from Long Beach. Portugal. the […]

Whiskerman and Con Brio at Cafe Du Nord

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High Sierra Music Festival

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The She’s and Tamaryn at Converse Represent SF –

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Picture Atlantic & Owl Paws at Thee Parkside

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On Tuesday June 25th, San Francisco-based Owl Paws finally got to play a show with San Jose’s Picture Atlantic. The two local bands opened for Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife and Geoff Rickly of Thursday, who are on tour together, playing acoustic. During Owl Paws’ opening set, guitarist Colin Hayes said Picture Atlantic is one […]

Emily Sevin’s Photography Opening Reception

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Hey all! I’m Emily Sevin, a local photographer interested in all things that reflect humanity and emit energy. My first memories of holding a camera are those from when I was six, photographing the neighbor’s tulips with a disposable plastic camera. Twenty years later I earned my master’s degree in photography and have had my […]

Me As An Island


  Me As An Island…these guys can really sings This acoustic duo from Napa has the sickest harmonies. When they start to sing the room gets quiet. Mike and Alex were previously in a band called “Us As A Nation” and decided to get together to perform some acoustic music. Their voices fit extremely well […]

Oceans & Odysseys


Oceans & Odysseys Check out this new Napa band. They recently played at the DNA battle of the bands and did pretty good. They have some shows coming up in Napa and will be playing a lot more in the coming months! Keep an eye out!        

Jess Jane…


Jess Jane…Remember her name By Samantha Madnick This is Jess Jane an up and coming Bay Area artist. She is one of the most humble people I have ever met. Her voice is breath taking as well as her beauty. Jess is based in Napa, CA. She is currently finishing her record at Trinity Gold Media […]

The Custom Kicks


Photos by: Peter Virth Finally a serious punk band that addresses relevant social and political issues rather than regurgitating tired cliches full of drinking, doomsday scenarios, and self-referential sarcasm. Check out The Custom Kicks on facebook. To check out more of my work please visit:

One After Another

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   Photos by: Peter Virth Established in 2002 as a two piece punk band (mostly for free drinks). In 2008 they moved up to a 4 piece, scratched all the old tunes, and started fresh. Check out One After Another’s facebook and music To check out more of my work please visit:

The Dirty Hand Family Band

The Dirty Hand Family Band

       Photos by: Peter Virth The Dirty Hand Family Band got together to make the best music you ever heard. Made up from great bands such as, The Stowaways, Radio Revolt, Sam Marie, Dan and Horror – X The Dirty Hand Family Band’s website To check out more of my work please visit:

The Gypsy Moonlight Band

The Gypsy Moonlight Band

Photos by: Peter Virth Cosmic American Rock’n Roll, steeped in southern soul, with a healthy dose of country flavor to sweeten the deal. Check it out! The Gypsy Moonlight Band To check out more of my work please visit:

1 Night, 4 Great Performances


  1 Night, 4 Great Performances By Samantha Madnick Last Friday at Trinity Gold Media we had a awesome show. Starting off the night with Brandon Zahursky who is just finishing up his 1st tour started off the night with his beautiful acoustic music. Then Picture Atlantic from San Jose, Finish Ticket from Alameda and then Napa’s […]

Brandon Zahursky CD Release Show

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Brandon Zahursky CD Release Show By Samantha Madnick Tonight at Trinity Gold Media Studios, Brandon Zahursky, performed songs from his debut CD “Sink or Swim” which was released today. He is an amazing talent. He is embarking on his first West Coast tour tomorrow.  Please check him out! To listen to and purchase Brandons debut […]

Pion 2 Zion…CD Release

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Pion 2 Zion…CD Release  By Samantha Madnick About 2 weeks ago Pion 2 Zion a local Napa Reggae band rocked Trinity Gold Media Studios for their CD Release show. One of the best Reggae bands I have ever seen and some of the nicest guys too! I had such a good time rocking out to their up […]