Even if you don't recognize his name, you've probably heard Trevor Dunn's music. In addition to leading his own groups Trio-Convulsant and Mad Love, he's a perpetually in-demand, bi-coastal bassist equally adept at jazz, classical, and death metal. That schizophrenic skill set led him from his stint ... More >>
San Francisco Symphony: Barbary Coast and Beyond
Friday, May 11, 2012
Davies Symphony Hall
Better than: Your grandparents' (but maybe not your great-great grandparents') symphony.
When you hear there are gonna be banjo pickers and fiddlers on the stage, you tend to expect a high-lonesome hoedown o ... More >>
In a segment from a season 1 episode of "The Cosby Show," the sitcom's namesake delightfully illustrates how pop music can function as a generational wedge. "I thought it had come down the hallway," Bill Cosby says in reference to the deafening music playing on daughter Sondra's ... 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 >>
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 >>
Jim Marshall -- used with permissionSan Francisco's Jim Marshall is a man who, literally, shot thousands of rock stars. And it wasn't a good thing -- it was a great thing. He caught Janis Joplin backstage with that little bottle of SoCo. He was the chief photographer at Woodstock. He shot Bill Ev ... 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 >>
Belio GomezLast week Pirate Cat Radio (online and at 87.9 FM) added a new batch of crate diggers to its collective with the Grown Kids Radio show. These dudes (Cyclyst, Diversify, Spinnerty, Brown Majic, and E da Boss) are already on to some sweet, party-rocking mixes, merging together jazz, hip-hop ... More >>
San Francisco photographer Jim Marshall, who snapped this iconic shot of Johnny Cash, has fired off the legal equivalent of the Man In Black's one-finger salute to the owner of Bill Graham Archives.After a man's shot his thousandth musician, you'd figure he'd see some time in court. That's the case ... More >>