Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Vampire Weekend releases new video for “Harmony Hall”

Vampire Weekend releases new video for “Harmony Hall”

Vampire Weekend is back in full effect with a new video to go along with their first new music in over six years. The video for “Harmony Hall” features lead singer Ezra Koenig cooking a breakfast of eggs and Spirograph inspired pancakes, while the rest of the band jumps and spins in circles, with a…

Pearl Jam named the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019

Pearl Jam named the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019

Everyone’s favorite grunge forefathers, Pearl Jam, have been named the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019. The annual celebration of independent record stores across the globe falls on April 13th bringing all sorts of exclusive releases to the shelves. Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready released a video to accompany  the announcement detailing the important…

Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins Grammy for latest album Please Don’t Be Dead

Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins Grammy for latest album Please Don’t Be Dead

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Fantastic Negrito, winner of Best Contemporary Blues Album for ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’, poses in the press room during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Oakland’s own Fantastic Negrito…

Best shows in the Bay this week: The Kooks, Anderson .Paak, Cuco and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: The Kooks, Anderson .Paak, Cuco and more

Sonic PR, February 2019. It’s an eclectic week of shows with some seriously buzzing artists in town. The week kicks off with English indie-rockers The Kooks invading the Fox in Oakland alongside up-and-comer Barns Courtney on Monday night. If you feel a bit funkier, Anderson .Paak is across the bridge in San Francisco bringing his…

Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland talks about turning tragedy into comedy

Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland talks about turning tragedy into comedy

We’ve all heard the old adage: tragedy + time = comedy, but what is that actual process like? Comedian, writer, and star of TruTv’s “Those Who Can’t”, Adam Cayton-Holland stopped by for a chat about his life in stand-up comedy, as well as his new book Tragedy Plus Time, where he explores the intersection of…

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Concert Ticket Ideas

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Concert Ticket Ideas

Admit it, you procrastinated again and you have no idea what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day. You do this every year! What are ya doin’?! You’re tired of all the corny gifts last minute gifts and when the f did pajamas in a box become a Valentine’s go-to? Well, it’s probably due…

Listen: Arthur teaches comedian Godfrey how to cheat on his taxes

Listen: Arthur teaches comedian Godfrey how to cheat on his taxes

NEW YORK – MAY 12: Comedian Godfrey performs at the Laugh Factory opening in Times Square May 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Hilarious comedian Godfrey stopped by the KFOG studios today for a little lesson on “How to Cheat on Your Taxes 101” with Arthur. Now, that’s not why…

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest announces return to San Francisco in June

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest announces return to San Francisco in June

Holy cluster what?! The ever-popular comedy festival Clusterfest returns to the Bill Graham Civic and Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco for it’s third year June 21st-23rd with the lineup of performers being released in March. Put on by the good folks over at Comedy Central, Clusterfest has featured some of the biggest stars in…

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Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Vampire Weekend releases new video for “Harmony Hall”

Vampire Weekend releases new video for “Harmony Hall”

Vampire Weekend is back in full effect with a new video to go along with their first new music in over six years.

The video for “Harmony Hall” features lead singer Ezra Koenig cooking a breakfast of eggs and Spirograph inspired pancakes, while the rest of the band jumps and spins in circles, with a few shots mixed in of the band playing by candle light. Also making appearances in the video are a green tree snake, and of course Jonah Hill.

“Harmony Hall” was the first of two singles released by the band in January off of their upcoming album Father of the Bride. While no release date has been set, the band revealed  they will be dropping two songs a month until it is released, so it can’t be too far out.

Check out the video below and catch Vampire weekend on tour this fall when they come to the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco October 1st.

Comedian Rachel Feinstein talks to Arthur about firefighters, weddings, and sexy serial killers

Comedian Rachel Feinstein talks to Arthur about firefighters, weddings, and sexy serial killers

Today I had the pleasure of having comedian Rachel Feinstein in studio for an interview before her shows this weekend at the Punchline in San Francisco. Rachel has appeared in the Netflix series The Standups, three Comedy Central specials, and the movie Trainwreck alongside frequent collaborator Amy Schumer. Rachel was joined in studio by fellow…Continue Reading

Pearl Jam named the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019

Pearl Jam named the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019

Everyone’s favorite grunge forefathers, Pearl Jam, have been named the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019. The annual celebration of independent record stores across the globe falls on April 13th bringing all sorts of exclusive releases to the shelves. Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready released a video to accompany  the announcement detailing the important…Continue Reading

Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins Grammy for latest album Please Don’t Be Dead

Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito wins Grammy for latest album Please Don’t Be Dead

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Fantastic Negrito, winner of Best Contemporary Blues Album for ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’, poses in the press room during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Oakland’s own Fantastic Negrito…Continue Reading

Best shows in the Bay this week: The Kooks, Anderson .Paak, Cuco and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: The Kooks, Anderson .Paak, Cuco and more

Sonic PR, February 2019. It’s an eclectic week of shows with some seriously buzzing artists in town. The week kicks off with English indie-rockers The Kooks invading the Fox in Oakland alongside up-and-comer Barns Courtney on Monday night. If you feel a bit funkier, Anderson .Paak is across the bridge in San Francisco bringing his…Continue Reading

Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland talks about turning tragedy into comedy

Comedian Adam Cayton-Holland talks about turning tragedy into comedy

We’ve all heard the old adage: tragedy + time = comedy, but what is that actual process like? Comedian, writer, and star of TruTv’s “Those Who Can’t”, Adam Cayton-Holland stopped by for a chat about his life in stand-up comedy, as well as his new book Tragedy Plus Time, where he explores the intersection of…Continue Reading

SNL album Jay Pharoah talks to Arthur about doing his Barack Obama impersonation for Barack Obama

SNL album Jay Pharoah talks to Arthur about doing his Barack Obama impersonation for Barack Obama

SNL alum and star of the big and small screen, Jay Pharoah stopped by the KFOG studios before his shows this weekend at Cobb’s Comedy Club. Jay famously impersonated President Barack Obama for several years on Saturday Night Live and he talks about the one night he’ll never forget where he was forced to perform…Continue Reading

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest announces return to San Francisco in June

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest announces return to San Francisco in June

Holy cluster what?! The ever-popular comedy festival Clusterfest returns to the Bill Graham Civic and Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco for it’s third year June 21st-23rd with the lineup of performers being released in March. Put on by the good folks over at Comedy Central, Clusterfest has featured some of the biggest stars in…Continue Reading