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    Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Oakland avant-rock cellist and composer Joshua McClain left his fast-paced, senior-level tech job to spend a month in the Amazon jungle, where he worked with shamans and participated in [...]

By |February 14, 2018|Comments Off on Joshua McClain shares his journey with the cello as his voice

Jessica Lea Mayfield breaks her silence through song

Jessica Lea Mayfield continued performing and touring while she privately endured pain and trauma from years of domestic violence.

At home in a small apartment she shared with her husband, [...]

By |January 22, 2018|Comments Off on Jessica Lea Mayfield breaks her silence through song
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    Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

When Rock Solid host Pat Francis sits down with a guest for his comedy podcast about all things music, the conversation is as much a chat with a friend [...]

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Whiskey Shivers’ “trashgrass” is fiddle-picking good

Whiskey Shivers bandmates plan to come in costume for their Halloween gig at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, but nothing can mask their sheer merriment when playing [...]

By |October 26, 2017|Comments Off on Whiskey Shivers’ “trashgrass” is fiddle-picking good

SF MusicTech Summit tackles streaming, artist pay and more

The 19th SF MusicTech Summit brought hundreds of musicians, entrepreneurs, publishers, developers, and attorneys together at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco this week to discuss and debate the [...]

By |October 23, 2017|Comments Off on SF MusicTech Summit tackles streaming, artist pay and more
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    Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

The first time Marshall Crenshaw performed out west was at the Keystone in San Francisco. It was June 4, 1982, and he burst onto the popular music scene with [...]

By |September 19, 2017|3 Comments

Planet Booty to perform ‘Naked’ at Chapel show

Planet Booty has been playing with us. First the electro-funk-soul trio let us see a video of them naked. Then, while on tour twice this summer, the Oakland band [...]

By |September 5, 2017|Comments Off on Planet Booty to perform ‘Naked’ at Chapel show

Giveaway: Sister Hazel at the Chapel next week

With its sweet melody and sincere lyrics, Sister Hazel’s 1997 hit song “All For You” is an unforgettable tune that makes you smile and sing along every time.

Since then, [...]

By |August 31, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Sister Hazel at the Chapel next week
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    Tino Drima’s new album is a total dreama, Bay Area shows in September

Tino Drima’s new album is a total dreama, Bay Area shows in September

(photo: Sam Yang)

San Francisco indie rock band Tino Drima retreated to a cabin in the Sierra Mountains to record a new album and emerged with Her Kind of Man, [...]

By |August 29, 2017|Comments Off on Tino Drima’s new album is a total dreama, Bay Area shows in September

Planet Booty to float sex in the air at Starline in Oakland

Sex is in the air for Planet Booty, the high-energy electro-funk trio whose latest single was inspired by the sights and spirit of the East Bay city the band [...]

By |July 26, 2017|Comments Off on Planet Booty to float sex in the air at Starline in Oakland
  • Burt Bacharach at the Davies Symphony Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos + Review: Burt Bacharach quips, “You wonder why I am still doing this.”

Photos + Review: Burt Bacharach quips, “You wonder why I am still doing this.”

Burt Bacharach (photo: Ria Burman)

With the first piano key he struck, legendary composer Burt Bacharach brought his San Francisco audience to a sweeter time through his musical message – [...]

By |June 13, 2017|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Burt Bacharach quips, “You wonder why I am still doing this.”

Phono Del Sol: Tino Drima to croon in the sunshine

It will be a welcome change for Tino Drima when the band swaps night for day, indoors for outdoors, and stage light for sunlight to perform at Phono del [...]

By |May 26, 2017|Comments Off on Phono Del Sol: Tino Drima to croon in the sunshine
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