Blondie and Devo stop at the Warfield on Sept. 10, a night for two legendary bands to show how much they still enjoy playing live music and how decades of working hard and being creative have built enduring and influential legacies. The bands also help to prove that audiences over 40 (or even 50) ca ... More >>
This week's feature story, Swoosh Dreams, describes how the Oakland Soldiers became one of the best travel basketball teams in the country. The program's co-founder, Calvin Andrews, believes that the Soldiers' rise can be charted along three turning points.
The first was when Izzy Washington, the ... More >>
The Black Keys
Friday, May 4, 2012
Better than: The sound of a Guitar Center inside a parking garage.
Maybe the Black Keys just aren't an arena band.
Sure, the Akron blues-rock outfit sold out Oracle Arena just prior to the start of its Friday show. And the humble duo ... More >>
If any rock performer can double as a character in a James
Joyce novel, it's Ralph Carney. A multi-instrumentalist best known as reedman
for Tom Waits and a host of others, the S.F.-based Carney plays the way he talks: expansive,
eccentric, and endlessly discursive. As a member of Tin Huey, he wa ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project's Seriously.
Behind the buzz: The
subject line of the publicist's email mentioned something about Tom Waits' saxophonist,
but the magic name of Ralph Carney
dispelled any incipient attack of the whatevs. I mean, we're not talking ... More >>
Neither LeBron nor Giselle will be here, sadly. LeBron James may be famously taking his talents to South Beach, but he's filming his soda commercial in North Beach. Joe DiMaggio Park -- named for a prickly athlete who didn't stab his hometown in the back via a callous, nationally televised debacl ... More >>
Richard HaickThe Black KeysNicole AtkinsSeptember 29, 2010@ The Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: Listening to old biker dudes noodle blues drivel in Guitar Center.Dan Auerbach couldn't squeeze out a smile on stage last night, but his band stuck one onto the face of every broham and babe in t ... More >>
Soren Solkaer StarbirdSan Francisco's giant music marathon, Outside Lands, announced its lineup this morning, capping its press release with headliners like Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse, and, yes, Dave Matthews Band hitting Golden Gate Park between August 28-30. Also in the ... More >>