Chuck Prophet and Guests Feb. 7, 2012 The Catacombs Better than: Going broke at any nearby Mission District restaurant. To commemorate yesterday's release of his new album, Temple Beautiful, S.F. singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet and Yep Roc Records treated about 40 fans to a guided bus tour of San ... More >>
By JESSICA HILO Etta James, the incomparable force behind such hits as "At Last" and "Tell Mama," winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards, died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. after a lengthy battle with leukemia and dementia. She was 73. James was an integral member of a cult ... More >>
BAM's July 7, 1978 issueRemember BAM? If you followed By Area music between, oh, 1976 and 1999, you probably read it all the time. And if you didn't, you'll get a chance to -- there's a revived version coming to the web in a couple of weeks. Some background: BAM was a free biweekly print mag ... More >>
"Richmond then divulges that she herself has used Porta Potties at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass..."
Kathy Peck stands at Dirk Dirksen PlaceSan Francisco doesn't have a walk of fame, but original punk rock promoter/emcee/character Dirk Dirksen will be permanently remembered in North Beach now, thanks to a street sign and a plaque in his honor. After three years of tirelessly working to erect som ... More >>
On Friday, longtime San Francisco Chronicle fashion editor Sylvia Rubin noted that it was the last day at Fifth and Mission for "a lot of veteran reporters whose names you know."More than 80 Chron union workers have applied for a buyout, and guild rep Carl T. Hall -- who took the offer as well -- fi ... More >>
Behold - the forgotten history of the Beau Brummels, the true originators of the San Francisco sound of the '60s
Why don't you smile now; A Slim's chance.
Retro Sheik; Bruno's lives!
Have you heard? The Bay Area music scene is dead. Somebody killed it.
Might We Suggest Hype! II: Electric Boogaloo? and Listing Toward San Francisco
Bad music. Bad press. Bad hair. Sammy Hagar's heard the insults. But for the Bay Area's Red Rocker, the best revenge is living well.
Take a Really Deep Breath
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