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.
If all good things must come to an end, then it's quite the sendoff for the Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series. The 15th concert, taking place Friday, will feature Niner Niner and Matt Salkeld.
Mento Buru has an early Christmas gift for listeners with the release of its “East Bakersfield Christmas,” available for free download thanks to The Hub of Bakersfield.
No matter the size of your Thanksgiving gathering, you might be in need of some mood music. Enjoy the talents of Cal State Bakersfield’s Music and Theatre Department with an online fall concert featuring Chamber Music Duo and Opera Spotlight.
Jim Ranger is ready to go live. The Bakersfield pastor triumphed in the knockout round of "The Voice" on Monday, advancing in the competition.
The theme of Austyn Williams’ debut EP, “Disillusion,” is perfectly encapsulated by the album’s cover art: a scrapbook-like collage of the 25-year-old musician through the years. It’s all her.
Before we head into Thanksgiving week, take some time to celebrate with a concert of Americana music with the Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series. Local performers Orphan Jon and The Abandoned along with Charlie Zanne Band will perform on Friday.
Music lovers missing that Bakersfield Sound are in luck this week with the latest show in Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series. Friday's performance will feature Johnny Owens and the Buck Fever Band and Joe Peters.
The Fox Theater's "Live Stream Vaccine: The Entertainment Cure" livestream concert series returns this week with Kait Ellis and Word of Mouth.
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.