After years of playing music on stages across town with his band Soulajar or as a campus pastor at New Life Church, local musician Jim Ranger caused quite a stir Monday on the season premiere of NBC’s singing competition “The Voice."
Miguel Sanchez and Mike and Shila Fowler have parlayed their passion for the dark side into enterprising ventures. Sanchez with his restaurant Rock & Wings, who just opened up their second location on Niles Street and the Fowlers with their new restaurant Heresy Rock and Roll Grill direc…
The Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series returns this week with a jam-packed lineup of local rap and hip-hop performers.
The Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series is just past the halfway mark but is still going strong. This week The Jay Smith Group and Marlon Mackey will perform.
Americana fans have plenty of reasons to tune in on Friday for the latest show in Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series. This week Caleb Henry and The Customs will perform as well as Sammy Kay.
With the rise of the internet, it’s never been easier for artists to distribute their music. Those not looking for the “big time” but just wanting to be heard can do so on every major platform to be listened to anywhere in the world with a click of a button.
Seven weeks in, the Fox Theater keeps rocking with its "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series. Performances continue Friday with Crimson Skye and J2 and The Bizzness.
Craving country? The Fox Theater has the “Cure” with the latest in its streaming concert series, this time featuring Michael Monroe Goodman with Vince Galindo.
There’s an unabashed optimism to the self-titled debut by ALL YOURS, the “musical passion project” by songwriter Jason Ford Turner and producer Nick Rucker. There’s also an inescapable familiarity to it as well.
During the beginning of his interview with actor, comedian, producer and director Brian Hooks, Zylo Hefferan, the host of the “Contrast Uncut” podcast, quotes Denzel Washington: “You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it,” then asks Hooks to explain what that qu…
Leave it to local creatives to find a way to make things happen even during a pandemic. The Panorama Creative Music Summit has moved online for virtual performances running into December.
Usually as summer draws to a close, the Bakersfield Museum of Art takes visitors to its sculpture garden for a musical evening as part of its Art After Dark program. With the pandemic forcing everyone to revise their plans, organizers decided to keep the focus on music for a roundtable discu…
One of the most rewarding aspects of covering local music isn’t just in discovering the sheer variety of it, but in the various ways that it’s distributed. Four bands have new releases out now or coming soon.
Along with an engaging marquee program promoting businesses and community efforts, the Fox Theater is also entertaining us with a streaming concert series.
Although you still can't attend a live concert in town, the music will flow at the Fox Theater through its upcoming series, "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure."
Last week was a tough one for the local music community with the loss of four people each of whom left their mark on the Bakersfield scene. The news sent shock waves of surprise and remorse reverberating throughout the community.
Sorting through music podcasts can be a daunting task. With more time at home, consider streaming this quintet, all hosted by actual musicians, guaranteed to keep your household happy.
Fifty years ago, Neil Young and his bandmates recorded “Ohio,” a haunting response to the Kent State shootings where Ohio National Guardsmen fired 67 rounds of ammunition into a crowd of anti-war demonstrators, taking four lives in the process.
Someone — I don’t remember who — once said a quote that’s stuck with me: Happy music doesn’t make sad people happy. Sad music makes sad people happy. I’ve found that to be true more often than not.
Like most of us here in Bakersfield, I’m most familiar with Scott Cox’s voice. Sure, he’s also known for his random lively cowbell playing, but if you’ve been in earshot of a radio over the past 20 years, chances are you’ve heard Cox’s voice coming from it — usually on his morning radio prog…
After the release of the promising single “Anthem of the Rich and the Bored,” Dane Forst, going by the vaguely “Dune”-esque moniker Baron Minker, has released his alter ego’s full-length self-titled debut.
Some new local and local-ish music releases have arrived to help alleviate the anxiety and uncertainty all around us. Music has been a saving grace for many of us and that rings especially true now.
One ray of light breaking through the clouds of gloom caused by this pandemic has been the uninterrupted release of new music from local indie artists of every genre.
Let me be clear, rapper Lokust Luciano isn't for everybody. In fact, the Bakersfield performer with the great name is bound to anger and offend some with his unapologetic, irreverent sense of humor and his blunt, unfiltered and sometimes divisive point of view. He's also fascinating, driven,…
One of the benefits of living life online at the moment is in broadening our scope of what “local” is. Recently two artists with ties to Bakersfield but who live in other states have put out new releases.
Musicians aren't the only ones jumping into the livestream entertainment game, as DJs are also proving to be an equally effective ally against boredom during the COVID-19 quarantine.
One of the few bright spots to come from our global shutdown is the surge in streaming concerts and the awareness that even in this time of physical distancing, we're probably more connected than we've ever been.
Born and raised in Bakersfield but baptized in East Los might be the way to describe the artistic upbringing of Marvin Lemus, co-writer and director of the new Netflix Latinx dramedy “Gentefied.”
“My Universe,” the cosmically funky debut by Lucid Child is a long-in-the-making labor of love by Jonah Gallon, the 44-year-old former singer/guitarist of the innovative electronic rock group Lango and the experimental trio Minds of Boggle.