UnderCover presents Amy Winehouse: The Singles at The Jewish Contemporary Museum

Bust out the liquid liner and get that hair high: an Amy Winehouse tribute is coming to San Francisco this summer. Though our collective threshold for nostalgia is ever-shrinking these days, you should still remember who Amy Winehouse is. But just in case: She's the singer who, round 'bout 2007, wore a lot of eyeliner, ushered in the second coming of blue-eyed soul, and had her personal struggles with drugs and alcohol put on blast by the notoriously unforgiving British press. Though she was one in a string of neo-jazz and blues performers bursting out of Britain at the time, [...]

Singer-songwriter Karina Deniké releases ‘Under Glass’

(photo: Joe Picard) Describing the songs of San Francisco's Karina Deniké as "retro-pop" seems easy enough, but "retro" to when, exactly? Deniké's music is inspired by jazz, soul and girl groups, but the singer might be most familiar for her work in the world of punk, from her membership in the legendary Dance Hall Crashers through her recent work on NOFX leader Fat Mike's album Home Street Home. Under Glass by Karina Denike Under Glass is the performer's new solo album, out this week, which finds her exploring a variety of styles with a long list of contributors, including Brigid [...]

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The Outta Sight Holiday Spectacular returns to Verdi Club

Rock Band Land and Upstairs Downstairs are teaming up with the Verdi Club to put on one helluva Holiday party next Wednesday night over on Mariposa Street. The annual "Outta Sight Holiday Spectacular" will feature acts including Upstairs Downstairs, Rainbow Beast, Future Twin, Luke Sweeney, Justin Frahm with Noelle Cahill (of Magic Trick and formerly of The Sandwitches), and Brian Belknap performing classic holiday songs and originals, with each playing two or three tracks. Of course, it wouldn't be a holiday party without some smooth booze and yummy grub, so expect some of that at the Verdi Club next Wednesday. [...]

Thursday: Billy & Dolly, Carletta Sue Kay, Karina Denike @ Bottom of the Hill

This week feels like a really busy one for live music! But here's another recommendation from the land of local folk: Billy & Dolly headline Bottom of the Hill Thursday, joined by Carletta Sue Kay and Karina Denike (9pm, $10). As Billy & Dolly prepare to go back into the studio for an album produced by Jason Quever of Papercuts, this will be their last show for some time. Billy & Dolly - "You Always Win" Karina Denike - "Polkadots"

Karina Denike, Ramshackle Romeos at the Rite Spot 5/9

Karina Denike has been singing and performing locally and beyond since she fronted the East Bay ska group Dance Hall Crashers in the 1990's. Since then she has made a name for herself largely as a jazz singer. Her group, The Cottontails featuring legendary horn player Ralph Carney, appears monthly at the Riptide and frequently elsewhere, and she sings with The Bluebells as well. Her playful, utterly guileless delivery and her strong multi-octave voice seem tailor-made for the jazz songbook. But Denike is also an accomplished songwriter, and for the last two years or so she has been performing a [...]

Noise Pop: Thursday Night Preview!

Start off your Thursday with a great local Happy Hour show at Bender's from 5-8pm, presented by SomaFM. With the high-energy performances of Scissors for Lefty, Picture Atlantic and Man/Miracle, you'll be pumped for whatever show comes next for you. The Swedish American will host indie princess Thao Nguyen (DC) alongside David Dondero, Sean Smith and Colossal Yes. 7:30pm, $14. "Swimming Pools" (track 4 on We Brave Beestings and All) is a perfect preview of Thao's banjo-sprinkled energy: Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - "Swimming Pools" If you're looking for a slightly different pace, head over [...]

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