Review + Photos: Ace Of Cups at the Mill Valley Community Center

The Ace of Cups (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy It was 1966, the psychedelic era was just about in full swing, and rock and roll was becoming the voice of a generation of misfits and freaks. At that point in time, the music industry was a man’s world and it was rare to find women in the rock scene with the exceptions of a few female-fronted male bands.  But then the all-female rock group the Ace Of Cups came on the scene with a hellion-fire to bring their feminine angle into '60s music culture. They played gigs with some [...]

By |November 16, 2018|Tags: |

Bay Area Archives: The Ace of Cups — an all-female, Summer of Love-era group that almost went unheard

(photo: While San Francisco locals may seem a bit jaded about the city's hippie history, the Summer of Love still has a place in our hearts. Sure, we might roll our eyes as we stroll through Haight-Ashbury, surrounded by tie-dyed socks and Jimi Hendrix magnets. But the truth is, we love our history. Whether it’s that friend who supposedly bought acid from Jerry Garcia’s supplier, or pointing out that tree at Hippie Hill that Janis Joplin may or not have urinated on (or just played guitar under, the myths are endless), we share tidbits of that history whenever we [...]

By |June 11, 2018|Tags: |
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