Backstage with Will Varley

San Francisco - Opening for London folk-punk act Skinny Lister on a February Sunday night, British singer-songwriter Will Varley captivated fans at The Independent while touring in support of his fifth and most recent album Spirit of Minnie, which he released just weeks before the show. The crowd, ready for a rowdy set from Skinny Lister, was silent as Varley, with his raspy voice, began his acoustic set by singing “The Concept of Freedom” that sounded reminiscent of Bob Dyla

From Borrowing the Class Camera to Showbams Contributor: my photography story with Jessica Hernandez

The first time I had heard of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas was the day I saw them perform at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma on July 7, 2015. It was part of the Live at Lagunitas summer concert series, and I went to this particular show to see the opener, psychedelic pop band Be Calm Honcho. At the time, I was taking a beginning digital photography class at the local community college, and Be Calm Honcho's Honcho Dreams was the soundtrack of my life. I had seen the ba