Driving through downtown Oakland earlier today, I saw a bunch of Oakland police cars at the intersection of 17th and Alice streets. I stopped and talked to an officer and took a couple of pictures, and passed them along later on to a producer on duty for inclusion in the Oakland Tribune article about it.
Later, I got to go with Amy Gahran to see David Wax Museum and the Carolina Chocolate Drops at Slim’s. I’d never heard of the former band, but they acquitted themselves well and probably won over several new fans. The CCDs held up well to the size of the room and the challenge of representing material from their older work and their new album