Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Best shows in the Bay this week: CHVRCHES, Maggie Rogers, and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: CHVRCHES, Maggie Rogers, and more

Here comes the Coachella invasion! All the best shows this week feature bands that are fresh off their week one sets at Coachella with CHVRCHES playing the Greek, Maggie Rogers playing a sold-out show at the Fox, and Soccer Mommy, also playing a sold-out show at the Great American Music Hall. Also of note, eight-person…

Baked goods and ghosts? Comedian Tom Papa talks to Arthur about his new show on Food Network and his haunted house problem

Baked goods and ghosts? Comedian Tom Papa talks to Arthur about his new show on Food Network and his haunted house problem

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 25: Comedian Tom Papa attend the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s 19th Annual ‘A Taste For A Cure’ at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Stand-up comedian Tom Papa may have inadvertently morphed into the true definition of…

Comedian Beth Stelling talks to Arthur about the ups and downs of dating a comic

Comedian Beth Stelling talks to Arthur about the ups and downs of dating a comic

Beth Stelling is a comedic force, although she’d never tell you that. As a rising star in the comedy world, Beth  has racked up some serious credits over the past several years including appearances on Netflix’s The Standups, Comedy Central’s Corporate, and as a writer on HBO’s Crashing, not to mention stand-up sets on every…

The Raconteurs announce release date for new album

The Raconteurs announce release date for new album

The long awaited third album from The Racontuers has finally received a release date and it’s sooner than you think. The 12 track full-length, Help Us Stranger, is due out on June 21st, just in time for a potential late summer/fall U.S. tour. The Jack White lead foursome previously released two new songs, “Sunday Driver”…

The Black Keys announce tour, coming to San Francisco in November

The Black Keys announce tour, coming to San Francisco in November

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Drummer Patrick Carney and singer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys perform onstage during the iHeartRadio LIVE performance and Q&A with The Black Keys at iHeartRadio Theater on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for iHeart Radio). The Black Keys announced earlier this…

Jerry Seinfeld stars in new Vampire Weekend video for “Sunflower”

Jerry Seinfeld stars in new Vampire Weekend video for “Sunflower”

Vampire Weekend has shared another video, this time for their recently released single “Sunflower”. The video packs some serious star power considering that it’s directed by actor Jonah Hill, stars Jerry Seinfeld,and features cameos from The Internet’s  Steve Lacey, and hip-hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy(?). That’s a lot of going on for a music video…

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Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Comedian Aida Rodriguez talks to Arthur about comedy with a message and the cancel culture era

Comedian Aida Rodriguez talks to Arthur about comedy with a message and the cancel culture era

 


How exactly does one go from being a runway model to a standup comic? The hilarious Aida Rodriguez stopped by the KFOG studios to explain her unusual career trajectory and how she fights to spread a message through her comedy.

Aida was recently tapped by The Young Turks to join their network as a news commentator and recently became one of the first people to have a comedy special run on both Showtime and HBO in the same month.

Check out the interview below and make sure you catch Aida this weekend at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco.

Best shows in the Bay this week: CHVRCHES, Maggie Rogers, and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: CHVRCHES, Maggie Rogers, and more

Here comes the Coachella invasion! All the best shows this week feature bands that are fresh off their week one sets at Coachella with CHVRCHES playing the Greek, Maggie Rogers playing a sold-out show at the Fox, and Soccer Mommy, also playing a sold-out show at the Great American Music Hall. Also of note, eight-person…Continue Reading

Baked goods and ghosts? Comedian Tom Papa talks to Arthur about his new show on Food Network and his haunted house problem

Baked goods and ghosts? Comedian Tom Papa talks to Arthur about his new show on Food Network and his haunted house problem

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 25: Comedian Tom Papa attend the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s 19th Annual ‘A Taste For A Cure’ at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Stand-up comedian Tom Papa may have inadvertently morphed into the true definition of…Continue Reading

Best shows in the Bay this week : Weezer and Pixies, Taking Back Sunday, Still Woozy, and more

Best shows in the Bay this week : Weezer and Pixies, Taking Back Sunday, Still Woozy, and more

It’s another awesome week of shows around the Bay t with a couple of legendary acts in town, some up-and-comers, and a much buzzed about artist you should definitely know about. The week kicks off with Oakland based Still Woozy (he’s the trending artist you should know about) playing The Catalyst in Santa Cruz as…Continue Reading

Jim Norton opens up about the state of comedy, working with Scorsese, and the worst radio guest of all-time

Jim Norton opens up about the state of comedy, working with Scorsese, and the worst radio guest of all-time

As one of the most popular comedians in the world Jim Norton has accomplished it all from multiple stand-up specials, movies, TV shows, two best-selling books, but he’s still driven by the fear of losing it all. The mind of Jim Norton is a fascinating one. Sharp as a tack, brutally honest, and often filthy,…Continue Reading

Comedian Beth Stelling talks to Arthur about the ups and downs of dating a comic

Comedian Beth Stelling talks to Arthur about the ups and downs of dating a comic

Beth Stelling is a comedic force, although she’d never tell you that. As a rising star in the comedy world, Beth  has racked up some serious credits over the past several years including appearances on Netflix’s The Standups, Comedy Central’s Corporate, and as a writer on HBO’s Crashing, not to mention stand-up sets on every…Continue Reading

Best shows in the Bay this week: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foals, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foals, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, and more

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 22: Ryan Evan ‘Van’ McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen performs during Splendour in the Grass 2017 on July 22, 2017 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Mike Doughty – Wednesday Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Tickets – $27 Haelos – Wednesday The Independent, San Francisco…Continue Reading

The Black Keys announce tour, coming to San Francisco in November

The Black Keys announce tour, coming to San Francisco in November

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Drummer Patrick Carney and singer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys perform onstage during the iHeartRadio LIVE performance and Q&A with The Black Keys at iHeartRadio Theater on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for iHeart Radio). The Black Keys announced earlier this…Continue Reading

Jerry Seinfeld stars in new Vampire Weekend video for “Sunflower”

Jerry Seinfeld stars in new Vampire Weekend video for “Sunflower”

Vampire Weekend has shared another video, this time for their recently released single “Sunflower”. The video packs some serious star power considering that it’s directed by actor Jonah Hill, stars Jerry Seinfeld,and features cameos from The Internet’s  Steve Lacey, and hip-hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy(?). That’s a lot of going on for a music video…Continue Reading