Compared to the relatively few big-selling Bay Area albums of the last quarter-century, there's a plethora of singles that have sold at least a half-million copies since 1987. Can you guess the Bay Area singles that have sold the most in the last 25 years? Here are the surprising answers: See Also: ... More >>
Anyone hoping for a live performance of August and Everything After at Counting Crows' intimate Slim's show on Friday -- or even a tour through some of the band's biggest, best songs -- was in for a pretty big disappointment. Granted, the show wasn't billed as one of those concerts where an older b ... More >>
Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the list, and alongside all of the alphabetized politicians, business and sports ... More >>
Foster the People at the Fillmore Foster the People Cults Oct. 14, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Seeing Maroon 5 in concert (and they're not bad) There was a gigantic "Woo!" from the crowd at the mere sight of Mark Foster walking across the stage while instruments were being set up. In a f ... More >>
We know what you're thinking: there's no way a band could be solemn or dignified with a name like Buxter Hoot'n. Well, if you're not yet acquainted with the San Francisco quintet, prepare to be... well, wrong. All it takes is thirty seconds or so with their third album, a self-titled affair due ... More >>
Joel Streeter (center) with Megan Slankard(L) and Brad Brooks (R)Joel StreeterBrad BrooksMegan Slankard BandRickshaw Stop8 p.m., $10After living in San Francisco since 2003, local singer-songwriter Joel Streeter has decided to head back East to be closer to his family. But first he made sure to t ... More >>
jkahn/FlickrA Tamale Lady tamale at Zeitgeist.It's 2002, and you're just pounding foamers at the 'Geist. You've been living in San Francisco for a month. A lady in a wool cap comes out to the patio, pushing a wheeled cooler, hawking tamales. How sweet is this, you think -- not just because you're ... More >>
You Know You Want This, Oakland: Shawn Colvin Earlier this week I wrote about discovering that Oakland's Art & Soul Festival--which happens August 15 & 16--had managed to almost completely ignore the youthful 16-35 demographic with its bookings for this year. There's no live hip-hop, ind ... More >>
EKAphotographySay Hey: Michael Franti Digital downloads continue to become a larger and larger part of the music industry's overall sales. A good example of this is Michael Franti, whose iTunes Top Twenty single "Say Hey (I Love You)" recently passed the 120,000 mark - making it the biggest-selling ... More >>
These bands actually rule -- just like the Grateful Dead does
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Desert Island Jazz
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Hella Rad takes on the trouser mafia; Anagrams spell relief
...and all I got was this stupid bear
"Cover to Cover"; Brian & Chris; "Haydn and the Gypsies"
The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.
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On the road to possible stardom, Train tries to preserve its sanity and keep the bean counters happy
Chet Helms and his Avalon Ballroom were the heart and soul of the Summer of Love. Thirty years of stupid business moves later, love is all that's left.
The Rise and Fall of Bay Area Bands