Just in time for July Fourth, Bakersfield College will offer a “Salute to America!” courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West on July 2.
Mento Buru is the band that keeps on giving. The local Latin ska reggae group has released "A Bailar en Dub," a special two-song remix project with Los Angeles producer Dubrobot.
Comedian Sam Tripoli, who will perform at The Well this Saturday, has a resolute determination to question everything based on a fundamental love for humanity.
Country music fans may find themselves "Killin' Time" this week as they wait for tickets to go on sale for the recently announced Clint Black show at the Fox Theater.
As the door to live shows starts to open wider, there are two shows happening this weekend that merit attention. Please follow any safety precautions that you deem necessary to protect yourself and those around you.
All good things must come to an end and such is the case with the Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Second Dose" series, which wraps up its latest run on Friday with a show featuring Mento Buru and Dub Seeds. Friday with the final concert in the Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The …
Hey, country music fans: You should be here — that's Dignity Health Amphitheatre — on July 30 for a performance by hit-maker Cole Swindell.
The creation of Tim Stonelake's long-in-the-making full-length debut album "Moonlight Mountain," has been a dream come true for the 67-year-old musician. Literally.
Just named best local band in The Californian’s Best of Readers’ Choice Poll, Mento Buru is not resting on its laurels. The group has released “Renegade Sounds,” a three-song EP featuring new recordings of Bakersfield College’s iconic “Renegade Fight Song.”
The music Scott Roberts is creating as his alter ego Indigo Hush is quite different from the indie-rock escapades that he accomplished with his previous band, The Nature.
Anyone who frequented downtown in the last 40 years or so might have been privy to the sight of an older man, usually wearing his wool-lined sherpa denim jacket, going from one bar to another through the entirety of the night. As far as I can tell, he did so every night. That was “Walking Ma…
Since the advent of the COVID era, more and more touring musicians have been stepping off the live-music industry treadmill and venturing into the up-close-and-personal realm of intimate living-room shows.
In the video for Modern Wives' single "Effortlessly Sly," the band is seen performing at the Mechanics Bank Convention Center alone on stage with no audience watching, having the time of their lives. They've earned it.
Award-winning guest violinist William Hagen will join the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra for a virtual performance on Saturday.
Even as Kern County settles into the red tier, we're still waiting for the return of event venues. But we don't have to wait in silence thanks to the Fox Theater, which continues its "Live Stream Vaccine: The Second Dose" series of livestream concerts.
Guitarist Jim Gianettoni didn't just embody the tenets of respect, generosity and consistency in our local music community, he amplified those qualities in others. Literally.
We're edging closer to being able to enjoy live music in person but for now the Fox Theater has us covered. This Friday it kicks off "Live Stream Vaccine: The Second Dose," its second round of livestream concerts.
An enjoyable afternoon concert is just a click away thanks to the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, which will livestream its spring concert via Facebook this Sunday.
The Fox Theater recently announced it will be hosting its second round of “Live Stream Vaccine” shows starting in March. The livestreaming concert series will once again be a collaboration between the Fox Theater, Channel 23ABC and the series’ presenting sponsor Visit Bakersfield.
Marc Broussard’s breakout song “Home” describes almost perfectly where most of us have been for the last year. We’ve either been home, going home or wish we could have a break from being home. Broussard, a 39-year-old walking, breathing, singing and playing powerhouse of "bayou soul" — a mix…
It’s easy to forget that, for so many people, the “bright lights, big city” trope is a day-to-day reality and let me assure you: That struggle is real.
Musician Dylan Geurtsen is poised for a breakthrough year with his upstart label, Killer Kern Records. Started as a way to both bolster credibility in dealing with the music industry, the label has since put out other music he likes with some killer new releases in the pipeline.
Before we tread too far into an uncertain new year, let us spotlight some of last year’s local releases that may have flown under the radar. All of these are available on streaming sites like Spotify unless otherwise noted.
As we all turn the corner and say goodbye to 2020 (and start with the “2020 won” jokes) looking back at the year that was brings to mind the well-worn phrase “the show must go on.”
In a holiday gift to the community, Guitar Masters concert series founder Rick Kreiser has brought “Christmas with the Cranktones” back to Kern County this week.
Keeping the Streets Warm, a free event scheduled 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at MLK Park in east Bakersfield will feature music, food giveaways and collect donations of blankets and other warming winter items for those in need.
Professional musicians Dieter Wulfhorst and wife Susan Doering lost almost everything they owned when the Creek Fire ravaged homes in and near Shaver Lake in September. They did manage to save several instruments, some sheet music and Charlie, their feral cat. Their mountain home in Auberry …
As if fronting not one but three bands wasn’t enough for local musician Dylan Geurtsen, the maniac decided to start his own local record label, Killer Kern Records.