Zeena Parkins is a quintessential 21st century musician, equally adept as a performer (her custom harp is augmented with a whammy bar) composer, and bandleader. She takes on a remarkably diverse array of roles, including touring with Björk, composing for dance troupes, improvising with electronic a ... More >>
Cosa Brava"There is an interesting kind of movement emerging in the Bay Area music scene right now, and it revolves around...telling stories, both with and without words," says composer and musician Fred Frith, leader of the band Cosa Brava. "There's something going on..."
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Andrew W.K. and Calder QuartetWednesday, Oct. 7, 2009Swedish American HallBetter than: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony.Hours before he took the stage, Andrew W.K. was amping up his fans. His Twitter feed was bursting with typical AWK excitement: "PARTY MINDSET OF THE DAY: Remember that e ... More >>