Dave Brubeck, the Bay Area-born jazz pianist who left an indelible artistic and commercial mark on the music, has died. He was 91.
Brubeck passed away Wednesday morning in Norwalk, Conn., of heart failure, according to news reports. He was on the way to a regular appointment with his cardiologist. ... More >>
Bob Dylan is 71. Always-strong critical showings from such septuagenarian contemporaries as Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Tom Zé still don't even come close to his towering impact. After all, they weren't presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's probably the only musician in America ... More >>
Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib comes off like a badass. Car crashes adorn his release covers, his songs are inspired by '50s blues and '60s garage, and in at least one tune ("You Rascal You," a cover), the song's narrator stalks an adulterer with murderous intent.
Khatib's image -- that of a my ... More >>
You've heard The Park, even if you don't recognize the name. As the Bay Area's most in-demand rhythm section, the trio quartet of Derek Taylor (drums), Josh Lippi (bass), Ben Schwier (keys), and Nate Mercereau (guitar) has laid down backing grooves for new-generation rap chaps Freddie Gibbs and Big ... More >>
Walken plays Hemlock Tavern this SaturdayStill covered in orange and black tickertape from the Giants parade? Got a hangover from all the revelry? Don't stop believing S.F., hang on to that feeling. You can keep the party going through the weekend with these cheap local happenings. Here's our li ... More >>
John BirdsallHangtown Fry ($18). Yeah, we totally got it to go ― you try getting a seat here at lunch.Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Maybe it's because Tyler Florence is so accustomed to playing to a national audience on Food Network that six-week-old Wayfare Tavern feels so regionally nonspec ... More >>
b b./YelpSunday service.From James Brown's "Mother Popcorn" to Louis Armstrong's "Potato Head Blues," food -- for its own sake and as a metaphor for, you know, something else -- has always been a preoccupation of soulful music. For the fair price of $15, you can have both on this (and every S ... More >>
Pharaoh SandersYoshi's OaklandJan. 3, 2009Review by Eric K. Arnold
Better Than: Watching Kenny G on Craig Kilborn.
Pharaoh Sanders has an impeccable jazz pedigree. One of the titans of the way-out, dissonant style known as free jazz, the tenor saxophonist emerged in the mid-'60s as a counterpart ... More >>