January can be an interesting month for live music in San Francisco. With many large tours still in holiday hiatus mode, the local weirdos get to take over the city's venues and conduct all sorts of unusual musical experiments in them. One of this year's most notable midwinter trials is the Family F ... More >>
Think you know the players of the Bay Area music scene? Well, you can test your chops next Tuesday at Coda Jazz Music Supper Club, when a positively ridiculous number of them join forces to pay tribute to the 1967 classic The Velvet Underground and Nico. In album order, each song will be gang-int ... More >>
Chritopher VictorioTom JonesPearl Jam, Tom Jones, Incubus, Black Joe Lewis & the HoneybearsOutside LandsFriday, Aug. 28, 2009Better than: Anything else you could be doing in Golden Gate Park on a Friday night.The opening day of the second annual Outside Lands was, overall, what I'd call a ple ... More >>
Roy KastenThursday coverage of the big music marathon in Texas. Highlights include: Austin Music Awards, Peter Bjorn and John, M. Ward, Black Joe Lewis, and more.Also see: Wednesday photos.
The new breed of fiery soul singers isn't exclusively female. For example, give a listen to Austin's Black Joe Lewis, a young man who takes his cues from James Brown and Lightnin' Hopkins to produce some raw, sweaty, rockin' soul music. He doesn't mind swearing up a storm in some organ-driven funk ( ... More >>
Saxophonist Patrick Cress' combo Telepathy is onto something special, if not extrasensory.