Professor Stanley Krippner is an impossible man to pigeonhole. He's nearly impossible to encapsulate in a single cover story. Well, we did our best. But, we acknowledge, we've only scratched the surface of his life and work. On a milder note, we also left out a cartload of mind-blowing anecdotes. Kr ... More >>
The 1960s Grateful Dead, inside their house at 710 Ashbury St., S.F. After years of keeping the band's considerable legacy on the down-low in terms of merchandise and licensing, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead are ramping things up. As the L.A. Times explains today, that doesn't me ... More >>
Classical music moves out of the concert hall and into the cafe. [The Bay Citizen] Local music blog the Bay Bridged, now five years old (!), is holding its annual fundraiser/birthday party this weekend. [The Bay Bridged]
Romana MachadoShiva Rea, Mickey Hart at Wanderlust FestivalWanderlust FestivalSub SwaraDavid Starfire Live EnsembleMC YogiShiva ReaMay 21, 2011@ The Fillmore Better than: Being cast into the Lake of Fire to fry. Back where I'm from, the Apocalypse has been going on for quite some time now. In the ... More >>
Jerry Garcia says: 'Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.' So root for the Giants.Sorry folks, the Jerry Garcia bobblehead is no longer available. But fans can keep on truckin' with a Guinness Record attempt for largest kazoo ensemble during tonight's festivities hon ... More >>
Jerry Garcia Tribute NightAT&T ParkPre-game tribute performance at home plate at 6:30; game at 7:15Even after his death, Jerry Garcia is still on a long, strange trip, which will make a stop at the Giants/Cubs game at AT&T Park tonight. Aligned with the 15th anniversary of his passing, Je ... More >>
Eric "Doc" SmithEric "Doc" Smith -- a musician and environmental activist who those keeping track of such things have noticed showing up at an increasing number of politically important events and standing on the podium side of a growing tally of City Hall demonstrations -- told SF Weekly this morni ... More >>
Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart didn't invent world music. But he was among the first to take it out of the hands of ethnomusicologists and into the clutches of pop culture. Eighteen years ago, Hart and tabla titan Zakir Hussain won the first World Music Grammy for their spellbindingly perc ... More >>
Attention Deadheads: the show will go on. After a five-year hiatus, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart) will hit the road with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Allman Brothers Band/Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes this spring. The band, ca ... More >>
Metallica, Neil Young, and Keyshia Cole were among the Bay Area acts on the Grammys' nominee list, which made the rounds in the music industry today. Metallica is up for "Best Metal Performance," "Best Rock Instrumental Performance," and "Best Rock Album," (all related to Death Magnetic). Young got ... More >>
("Coral Reefer" by Mickey Hart) Grateful Dead fans can stop gazing at all those old posters and tie-dyes on Haight Street and check out more recent works of art by a member of those iconic hippies. Dead drummer Mickey Hart is having an art show that opens today at Dennis Rae Art Gallery (a gallery ... More >>
Hey man, the Grateful Dead are reuniting for Barack Obama. Band members Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir are throwing a Deadheads for Obama Rally at the Warfield Monday, Feb. 4, just in time for the Super Tuesday primaries. You might even catch a glimpse of Obeezy inhaling frequently in the crowd ... More >>
LINES Ballet makes cross-cultural strides for its 25th–anniversary season
Spending depressed days at Tosca, eavesdropping on silly bands
Quirky lo-fi pop is On the Speakers; the Roots, the Coup, and more show up for the We the Planet Festival
Janis, the Dead, the Band, and others take the happiest trip of their lives
A Deadhead's Songcatchers and the best rock band in America
Bobi Céspedes casts a Yoruban spell over Afro-Cuban jazz
The otherworldly chanting of Tibet's Gyuto Monks
An exotic adventure into the mysterious world of sound!
Francis Ford Coppola re-creates his Vietnam phantasmagoria
Mickey Hart is still pursuing that perfect beat -- in words, sound, and even government service
Zakir Hussain is one of the country's finest tabla musicians, but can Indian percussion music play in Peoria? It just did.
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.
Environmentalists have all but won their fight to save the Headwaters Forest. Somehow, that's not enough to bring Julia Hill down from her treetop perch.
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.