5. The Faint @ Regency Ballroom, Saturday, Nov. 17 The first time you heard The Faint's album Danse Macabre, you probably were struck by how distinctive it was. This album was dance music for people who only listened to indie music -- what a brilliant concept! Not to make you aging hipsters feel old ... More >>
Jazz Mafia's Shotgun Wedding Quintet, with MC Dublin in the middle, and Adam Theis on the far right. Whatever you're doing this weekend, we can pretty much guarantee that the members of the Jazz Mafia are doing more. The S.F. jazz collective's hip-hop outfit, Shotgun Wedding Quintet, is serving a ... More >>
Jazz Mafia performing Brass, Bows & BeatsWhat's a hip-hop symphony, you ask? Well for one thing, it's a major musical event -- Jazz Mafia mastermind Adam Theis premiered his Brass, Bows, & Beats at the Palace of Fine Arts in 2009, and later took it to the Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport J ... More >>
Bill EvansJazz Mafia, with Adam Theis front and center.Tonight at Mezzanine, Jazz Mafia celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a special concert featuring rappers Lyrics Born and Lateef (as Latyrx). Jazz Mafia was founded in San Francisco a decade ago by composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam T ... More >>
Stephan Jenkins performing "European Son" with members of Os Beaches and the Blank TapesStephan Jenkins, frontman of Third Eye Blind, is tall. This I realized last night, as I was standing next to the man inside Coda Jazz Supper Club on Mission Street, stumbling for words to introduce him to ... More >>
Think you know the players of the Bay Area music scene? Well, you can test your chops next Tuesday at Coda Jazz Music Supper Club, when a positively ridiculous number of them join forces to pay tribute to the 1967 classic The Velvet Underground and Nico. In album order, each song will be gang-int ... More >>
Bill EvansJazz MafiaHad we known about this earlier, we would have given you some advance notice. Since we didn't, you're just going to get a somber posthumous note: Jazz Mafia (who left us shuddering at All Shook Down on Sunday) have ended their decade-long run of Tuesday night shows at Coda. Th ... More >>
The Bay Area music scene's crazy with talent, and we've been working hard as of late to narrow that massive creative pool down to 40 acts worthy of jumping on this year's Music Awards Ballot. So after much research by own own staff, and much polling of respected members of the music industry, we' ... More >>
Bill EvansIt's the Symphony: Brass, Bows, & BeatsA few thoughts from the Jazz Mafia's Brass, Bows & Beats show at SF Yoshi's (which plays again tonight and tomorrow): • Holy shit, that's a lot of people on stage! (an unofficial head count numbered about 30 musicians). • B, B & B ... More >>
Japandroids hit the Hemlock SundayBeing cheap never means being boring in this city. To wit:L.O.W.'s Outdoor BBQ & Pool Party @ Bambuddha Lounge (Friday)We don't want to hear that it hasn't felt like summer this week. Come Friday, Look Out Weekend is bringing a bathing suit-able bash to Bambu ... More >>
EKAphotographyHepcats: Lyrics Born and Adam Theis If you missed the Brass, Bows and Beats premiere at the Palace of Fine Arts a few months back, don't despair. The 50-piece hip-hop orchestra, led by Jazz Mafia don Adam Theis and featuring alt-hop icon Lyrics Born, has just announced six Yoshi's ... More >>
EKAphotographyBustin' Loose: Uriah Duffy with B'Nai Rebelfront Whitesnake/Lyrics Born bassist Uriah Duffy unveiled his latest project last night at Yoshi's SF - his own outfit, the Uriah Duffy Band. UDB--which features vocalists Joe Bagale and Karen Paige, guitarist B'Nai Rebelfront, keyboardists ... More >>
EKAphotographyScat Cats: Lyrics Born and Adam Theis I was lucky enough this weekend to catch the world premiere of "Brass, Bows, & Beats," an original composition by Jazz Mafia don Adam Theis, at the Palace of Fine Arts. My thoughts after seeing a 50-piece big band freely blend symphonic arrang ... More >>
Jazzmafia.comShotgun Wedding Quintet SFJAZZ has announced "Brass, Bows, and Beats," a one-night-only special event featuring the Jazz Mafia Symphony--an amalgamation of the Jazz Mafia, the Realistic Orchestra, and the Shotgun Wedding Quintet--with special guest emcee Lyrics Born. The concert, which ... More >>
Venerable Mission club pulls plug on live music.
Lyrics Born is proof that going against the grain can work out in the long run.
What's that you say? You've forgotten that this town has an immense, thriving jazz scene? Well, shame on you.
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