Earl Scruggs, the North Carolina-born banjo legend who was a regular at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, died at a Nashville hospital this morning, according to news reports. He was 88.
Known as part of a seminal duo with guitarist and mandolin player Lester Flatt (who died ... More >>
Weston WalkerBerkeley-bred foursome The Morning Benders' have been busy this past year with their Big Echo release, an upcoming tour with Black Keys, and that tweenage Bonnie and Clyde video for "Promises," which was nearly as gratuitously cute/violent as a school play of Scarface. Now the band h ... More >>
Morning Benders "Promises" from Focus Creeps on Vimeo.
Bay Area-bred band The Morning Benders' song "Promises" off Big Echo is a charmed and bittersweet 50s-esque ballad that tells the tale of an uncertain relationship. The video features a tween Bonnie and Clyde smoking, boozing, shooting Tommy gu ... More >>
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The latest clip from the Morning Benders Big Echo camp is for "Promises," a gorgeous song that wistfully admits "I can't help thinking we grew up too fast. And I know this won't last a second longer than it has." The video plays on that the ... More >>
Sing along with our erstwhile mayor, Gavin Newsom, as he belts out the SF Weekly original tune, "If I Were a Nice Man," (to the tune of "If I Were a Rich Man" of Fiddler on the Roof fame. At last, the great Topol/Zero Mostel debate is over: Gavin is the greatest Tevye of them all!). We hear this tun ... More >>