Nick Tangborn's Jackpine Social Club label sells its CDs in stores across the country. When you buy one, he doesn't see a dime. Why?
Former Thrasher photographer Nik Freitas trades his skateboard for a keyboard -- and the glories of '70s pop
Folk singer David Dondero finds his songs the old-fashioned way -- by roaming the country's highways and byways
Take me to the river
Too Much Joy's Tim Quirk rediscovers the spirit of music-making -- and a unique way to finance a record.
M. Ward's new album is damn fine folk -- from a guy who used to ignore folk music
For Stars ditch the lo-fi ghetto for a big rock opus. But will their fans follow?
With an unorthodox take on classic rock, The Bone has become the Bay Area's newest radio sensation
Virgil Shaw and Yuji Oniki inject new life into the singer/songwriter genre by writing about places they've been
The San Francisco rock scene is alive and well -- 90 miles from San Francisco