Susanna Hoffs is the coolest.
Having sung hits with The Bangles all the livelong ‘80s, Hoffs has a melodious voice, a decades-long career as a guitarist and songwriter, and a [...]
Actor Jeff Goldblum, also a jazz pianist, will perform as part of annual comedy festival SF Sketchfest next week.
Goldblum is known for his roles in movies, television and [...]
Scottish musician Midge Ure has performed in the Bay Area many times as frontman of the 1980s synthpop band Ultravox. He fondly recalls his most recent visit to San [...]
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It began like any other concert: The house lights dimmed. A hush came over the audience before it erupted into excited applause. A foggy haze [...]
It has been nearly 40 years since Peter Murphy, with his sonorous sound and ominous vocals, first sang “the bats have left the bell tower” in the Bauhaus 1979 [...]
Photos and words by Carla Bova
“So much rhythm, grace and debonair...”
They were singing about "The Rubberband Man," but legendary R&B artists The Spinners may as well have been referring to [...]
Arizona singer-songwriter Brandon Decker says making his latest EP Snake River Blues was a matter of urgency. What’s the rush for a musician who has been at it steadily [...]
You don’t expect to hear curse words in the lyrics of a Canadian singer-songwriter, especially when they're sung in soft, whispery vocals and accompanied by sweet synth pop melodies. [...]
The journey from solo to trio did not come quietly for Purling Hiss.
But nothing does for the loud as heck, guitar blazing, noise rock band.
Mike Polizze released his first [...]
The husband-wife folk duo Johnnyswim met more than 10 years ago and began writing songs while their personal relationship blossomed.
As their journey together took shape, Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez [...]
Funky. Fun. Feel-good. That’s Planet Booty.
And plenty fans and backers agree. The electro-funk-R&B band out of Oakland surpassed its recent $22,000 Kickstarter goal — reaching $25,403 — no sweat. [...]