more about: music

Your New Favorite Wine-Country Town: Saratoga, CA

When you think of Northern California wine country, Napa and Sonoma likely spring to mind—but Silicon Valley? Probably not. The tech industry there gets plenty of attention, but its wineries deserve just as much buzz (not to mention the Michelin-starred dining, gorgeous hiking trails, and tranquil Japanese gardens).

Road Tripping with Rock Stars

For our August issue, writer Rachel Levin and photographer Jen Siska hopped in the van with Bay Area country-rock band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to get an insider view of how musicians road trip the West — and they picked up lots of helpful tidbits for navigating the backroads and postage stamp-sized towns of our beloved region. Here, we […]

Welcome to the Van Sessions

Life on the road for a rapidly-rising, country-rock band from San Francisco includes the requisite dive bars, corn dogs, and music festivals. But for Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, it also means that jam sessions are recorded at 70 miles an hour as they travel the open road, using nothing more than an iPhone rubber-banded to the rearview mirror of […]