The East Bay's Rowan Jiménez plays Ashkenaz on Friday at performing with an Afro-Caribbean dance band he co-leads with Oakland bassist Jeremy Allen.
Annie Sampson performs with her rock and soul combo Saturday at the Art House Gallery; Gail Dobson is at the Starry Plough Sunday.
After one year and 54 concerts, the UC Theatre is now well established as a live music venue for the East Bay.
Pamela Rose's theatrical concert traces the history of women and the blues from its roots in West Africa, through slavery, Reconstruction and the 1920s to the present.
The psychedelic Los Angeles combo Dengue Fever and Mali’s iconic desert rocker Tinariwen play the UC Theatre on Saturday.
We're spoilt for choice in the coming days for musical offerings in Berkeley, with performances from, among others, Vinícius Cantuária, Rent Romus and Bows.
The band celebrate the release of their new album, 'Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint,' at the Back Room Sunday.
Just one year out of Berkeley High School, Dante Ryan has embarked on a promising musical career.
The Nile Project's touring ensemble, with musicians from Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Burundi and Kenya, returns to UC Berkeley Saturday.
Michael Zilber celebrates the release of his new CD Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory. And we have more recommended gigs.
Drummer Zigaboo Modaliste and funk historian Rickey Vincent kick off Black History Month programming at Ashkenaz on Saturday night.
Drummer Paul Yonemura will celebrate the release of his new album Saturday at the California Jazz Academy.
Scary and unsettling times call for soulful music, and fortunately Berkeley has no shortage of powerful and accomplished singers appearing on local stages in the coming days.