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Scott Carter
1115 events
597 reviews
229 stars
attended ODC/Dance: Dance Downtown on Apr 02 2017

Brenda Way remains a powerful voice in contemporary dance. Both performances, especially the premiere, pair maturity with a fresh youthfulness that is incredibly appealing and moving.

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Scott Carter
1115 events
597 reviews
229 stars
attended ODC/Dance: Dance Downtown on Mar 23 2017

Incredibly moving, intimate dance that speaks to your soul.

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Jan 25 2015

I liked it. They were entertaining and they sounded good. I really liked the bang bang song and the last song they did with no vocal beat. Too bad some jerk had his/her cell phone on. The lead blonde guy reminded me a bit of Mick Jagger with his...continued

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Sep 01 2015

Syleena Johnson was wonderful. Great voice, funny, nice dance moves and she interacted well with the audience.

We are still waiting for Yoshis to remodel (get a makeover). They need new chairs (some are ripped, old and uncomfortable), new clean...continued

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Jul 13 2016

So the show was good. I would see them again. Wish it had been longer.

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Jan 11 2018

Did not realize that it was Latoya and friends. Latoya did not do a lot of songs. Her voice is good yet I was not wowed with the song choices. The find of the night though was Dyson the Singer. Five stars for him! At first, I wasn't sure...continued

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Jan 21 2018

I have seen Tommy Davidson before and half of his jokes were old, recycled jokes. There is SO much content in this world that he could do a whole new set of current jokes. He's a funny guy yet when you see him a year prior with the same jokes,...continued

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Jan 14 2018

Nice voice, smooth cat. The best number was his Prince song. He should do a night of Prince songs. His voice fits well for that.

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Feb 22 2019

Angie Stone was great as was her band and backup singers. They were jamming! I think they needed to make Angie's mic louder though. At times, the loud music drowned her out. I appreciated her doing older songs that I knew more than when I saw...continued

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Jul 12 2015

Macy Gray was enjoyable. The show seemed really short though. It also started late which is not uncommon for Yoshis esp. if you go to the late show.

Yoshis still needs a makeover badly. The interior and esp. the bathrooms. Seriously ripped...continued

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Hllywd
993 events
470 reviews
1134 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Sep 04 2015

Freddie Jackson was great. he's a lot of fun and quite a character. And of course he can 'sang'.

I'm still waiting for yoshis to get a makeover and I'm going to put it on here every time cuz hopefully they read this. their bathrooms especially...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on Feb 16 2013

Linda looked wonderful and was in fine voice (despite claiming to have a cold) and I think this is the best venue for her out of the 5 in the city where I've seen her perform. She sang some of her hits, covers of others (Patsy Cline and Adele) and...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on Nov 13 2012

Juice Newton...it only took me 30 years to check her out but she's still very much at the top of her form! What a voice! An acoustic trio is a real feat to pull off and she did it. Wonderful a capella songs thrown in too. Juice is a character for...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on Mar 29 2013

Probably one of the most disappointing performances I've seen. Rita Coolidge appeared to be battling something in her throat as well as in her ear (faulty earpiece?). Some numbers were wonderful, especially the BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE duet with...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on Jun 08 2013

If the show hadn't started so late, I'm sure I'd have given the event the 5 stars. I can't understand why venues book 8 and 10 shows if they can't turn the room around efficiently. Peabo was in fine voice and sang enough of the hits to keep...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on Feb 27 2013

Dionne Farris was a blast! Always loved the one hit but didn't really know much about her beyond that. A terrific show from a star with an incredible personality. I'll be watching for her return (and following her on social media).

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on May 22 2014

I saw Jane Monheit years ago at Yoshi's Oakland and was underwhelmed. Glad I gave her another chance. She's definitely lightened up over the years and still has such a beautiful voice and wonderful phrasing. Her comment saying she's really a 9 yo...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s San Francisco on Aug 14 2012

Sara Gazarek was a delightful discovery! So glad I looked into her.
Crystal clear voice, interesting phrasing and an engaging stage presence. And backed by a terrific trio. I didn't expect such a full house for a name I'd never heard of but...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Aug 27 2014

I'd found AJ Croce's first cd at a record store ages ago and have enjoyed it but I'd not had the opportunity to see him live. Guy's an amazing musician! We sat right up front and got to watch him work his lightning hands on both piano and guitar,...continued

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Bob S.
309 events
288 reviews
461 stars
attended Yoshi’s Oakland on Oct 19 2015

While I've had a few of Karrin's cds from way back, I wasn't prepared for how talented and fun she was. The Rodgers and Hammerstein focus from the latest album was right up my alley but the Jobim, blues and other bits were terrific too. And the...continued

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