Blood and SunshineThis isn't the kind of week where you need to worry about smelling of sweat, booze, and reckless abandon in front of your boss every single morning. But some excellent acts will grace S.F. stages in the next few days, and with them a hearty selection of openers. So slide out of ... More >>
Confirmed artists for the 2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival have been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The Festival takes place June 19-21 in Boonville, Mendocino County (about a four-hour drive from SF). The lineup this year looks particularly strong (though this is not a final ... More >>
Break out the Sharpie and circle your calendars. The lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival has just been announced, and suffice to say Woodstock and Lollapalooza have nothing on this. Just when you thought the four-day music and arts extravaganza, held on a farm in rural Tennessee, could get no bigg ... More >>
We were getting all good and ready for a red hot Afrobeat throwdown with Femi Kuti this month, but now have belted out a resounding groan. That's because his entire U.S. tour has been canceled due to illness. Yes, that also includes the would-be upcoming scheduled performance at the Fillmore on Jan. ... More >>
Radio Retaliation (ESL)
I'm not sure what they're feeding those UK young women to get those gospel pipes up to such great heights. The latest of the pasty ladies with hearts full of soul is Alice Russell, a Brighton resident who worked her way up the church choir and intro recording/performing with the likes of Massive Att ... More >>
Femi Kuti July 21, 2007 Fillmore, SF Better Than: Seeing a Fela cover band Download: A Femi Kuti stream off his MySpace Text and Photos By Eric K. Arnold A Femi Kuti show isn’t a concert, it’s a ritual; Songs aren’t played as much as experienced, and the music’s ultimate goal seems to be a ... More >>
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