Optimists say that if you want to have your dreams come true, you should write them down. We frankly doubt that elucidating the things we want to happen in S.F. music in 2012 will make them come to pass. But then it's not like things are particularly shabby, musically speaking: 2011 saw local artists get more attention than in many previous years (even if those artists weren't always the ones we wanted), and brought numerous other encouraging developments (also many depressing ones). We can't help feeling a trifle optimistic at the start of this leap year, so it's with a pinch of hopefulness that we offer a wish list for Bay Area music in 2012. If any of them come true,... More >>>