If your idea of a great music experience has morphed from brown-bagging booze and stage diving in a purple velvet skin revealing outfit to something more comfy -- say, a seated meal of local duck tacos with decent (on tap) wine and music acts with sound from Meyer Sound -- then the opening of City W ... More >>
By SEAN J. O'CONNELL SFJAZZ Opening Night Concert with McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Bill Cosby, and more Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 SFJAZZ Center via NPR web stream Despite not having had regular employment for the last year or so, I have had the opportunity to see Radiohead perform live ... More >>
Dean SchafferBill Frisell brings his extraterrestrial sound to Stanford.Bill Frisell July 31, 2011 @Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University Better than:Picnicking in a lush meadow on Mars. Bill Frisell stood timidly in front of the microphone, telling the crowd how his band tonight, the ... More >>
Last weekend we were all talking about snow, but right now, let's talk about summer. Specifically, that oh-so-summery High Sierra Music Festival, which today announced My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, and Ween as its headliners. This year's festival kicks off June 30 to July 3 at the fairgrounds in Qu ... More >>
ShockGDance to tracks by Digital Underground and more this Saturday at DebaserBoo-hoo. It's chilly and raining. But don't cry, everything you want to do this weekend is indoors anyway. So go enjoy all the cheap shows, exhibits, and parties you can pack in. Here's our list of 10 things to do for l ... More >>
Grand LakeIt's For Free GraceSean Smith & the Present MomentJames & EvanderCafe Du Nord9 p.m., $10Caleb Nichols is often asked why he left Port O'Brien two years ago, right around the time the neo-folk outfit was getting quite a bit of attention. His answer is simple: He was tired and needed ... More >>
From his early days with the legendary John Coltrane Quartet to the decades spent leading his own bands, McCoy Tyner ranks among the most elite and widely respected jazz pianists in history. It's somewhat odd, then, that his new album is titled Guitars — although with fret-dancing turns by Bill Fr ... More >>
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Saxophonist Tim Ries knows how to jazz up the Rolling Stones. After all, he tours with the band.
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Hip hop's first agitprop supergroup has arrived, and so have four teenage siblings from Texas who play indie pop. Yippee!
We Are the World Music: Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot play the S.F. Jazz Fest
Tin Hat Trio's dazzling, improvisatory Americana
At 72, Sonny Rollins remains one of jazz's biggest enigmas -- and a hugely rewarding live performer
The 12th Annual Eddie Moore Jazz Festival honors the late Bay Area drummer
Oliver DiCicco founded Mobius Operandi as a showcase for his experimental instruments. They're beautiful to look at. But is it music?
The Tin Hat Trio's unclassifiable music spans the globe, which is just the way they like it
Guitarist Bill Frisell and jazz's move away from the city
The Knitting Factory's "Loud Music Silent Film" series comes to San Francisco
John Zorn's Painkiller and the Denison/Kimball Trio rewrite the rules of jazz