Seeing Whitney Without Trucking Down to Coachella

Whitney plays Sonoma's Gundlach Bundschu Winery April 14 and then SF's Independent April 17-19 (Photo: Courtesy of Whitney)

Whitney is from Chicago, but their laid-back, country-soul sound (credit partly due to drummer Julien Erlich’s falsetto) sounds entirely Californian. Band leaders Max Kakacek (Smith Westerns) and Erlich (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) formed the band when they found they could write beautiful music together. They’re so hot that they’re playing Coachella, but they’re stopping first at Gundlach-Bundschu Winery on Friday, April 14, in Sonoma (a great, intimate venue), and they’re back in the Bay Area at The Independent in San Francisco for three nights, April 17–19. Details for the Gundlach-Bundschu show are here. And you’ll find details for the Independent show here, though you’ve have to get lucky. The Independent shows are sold out.

Seeing Whitney Without Trucking Down to Coachella 14 April,2017Cy Musiker


Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley's School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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