Related Program: Crosscurrents Local Music: Amelia Romano By Steven Short • Feb 22, 2016 Related Program: Crosscurrents TweetShareGoogle+Email Courtesy Amelia Romano Listen Listening... / 3:37 While her own compositions experiment with rhythms, tones and textures, Amelia Romano will play traditional Persian folk music on Wednesday when she appears at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland. The program begins at 7 pm. Tags: Local MusicAmelia RomanoTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Today's Local Music: Ira Marlowe By Steven Short • Feb 11, 2016 Courtesy of Ira Marlowe The husky voice you’re hearing now belongs to singer/songwriter Ira Marlowe. The San Francisco Chronicle has called him “Oakland’s sweet little secret.” Ira Marlowe will perform solo at The Monkey House in Berkeley on Saturday (02.13) It’s a small place, so arrange for tickets ahead of time. Today's Local Music: Cat People By Steven Short • Feb 9, 2016 The music you’re hearing right now is by David Bowie. But it’s being performed by Cat People, a Bowie tribute band from San Francisco. Cat People will be dipping into five decades of Bowie’s creativity on Thursday (02.12), at the Stork Club in Oakland. Music starts around 9pm. Today's Local Music: Deborah Crooks By Steven Short • Feb 17, 2016 Courtesy DeborahCrooks.com Listen Listening... / 3:11 Today's local music is by Deborah Crooks. Many adjectives could be employed to describe her sound, but we'll go with this review: "It is quite simply smart and engaging music."