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Tacos Borrego dished up tacos for guests at the Maltese fundraiser Saturday night. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Local bar supports social services organization with taco night

Tisha Cheney // February 25, 2018

Dance!! & Eat Tacos, a benefit to support a local crisis care program, was held at the Maltese Saturday night.The fundraiser included a taco bar courtesy of a nearby restaurant, Tacos Borrego, and...

From left: Greg Spont, keys; Jerry Morano, congos; Scott, drums; John McKinley, lead vocalist/guitarist; and Susan Guevara and Cherianne Brandt Pollastrini rock the audience at The Maltese on Saturday August 22. Photo credit: John Domogma

Black Fong pumps up the funk at The Maltese

Tom Sundgren // August 27, 2015

A red curtain backdrop lit up by stage lights cut through every other color on stage when the soulful Black Fong hit the stage for a Pride celebration.The intro tune kicked off with a dreamy, spacey feel...

Sisterhoods Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Cammies: Indie/Experimental Showcase

Amanda Rhine // April 16, 2015

The word “experimental” has a tendency to raise a few eyebrows, and when it’s referring to a genre of music there is bound to be some skepticism when one doesn't know what to expect.Friday...

Bassist Greg Hopkins, drummer Daniel Taylor and guitarist Dan Greenfield perform at the PRF West music festival in Oakland last year. Photo courtesy of Shannon Corr Photography.

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Tom Sundgren // February 24, 2015

West By Swan will be coming forth with its experimental rock music at Monstros Pizza on March 20. Bassist Greg Hopkins discusses background influences, the dynamic of the band, where they have been and...

Little Lulu Mae adjusts her wig in the outdoor dressing room on the back patio of The Maltese before her performance as a 50s housewife on Sunday. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Burlesque dancers get ‘unconventionally sexy’ at Malteazers’ performance

Kristen Moran // October 6, 2014

For The Malteazers, burlesque shows are about more than just leopard leotards, pink bras and silver heels.“We don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable about what they came to see. We keep it...

Wanderers & Wolves closed out the final A.S. Productions fall Nooner performance in Trinity Commons with its threshold-pushing, rock you out of your tennis sound on Wednesday. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: Wanderers & Wolves

Jeffrey Fox // October 2, 2014

The Orion chatted with the musicians of Wanderers & Wolves about their band name, creative process and sound after their performance at the last fall A.S. Productions "Nooner" on Wednesday in Trinity...

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