The Jack DeJohnette Trio, featuring Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 Yoshi's S.F. Better than: The drum solo in Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick," and probably any drum solo in any rock song, ever. One expects great things from the live performance of a trio led by someone like Jac ... More >>
Austin post-rock darlings Explosions in the Sky came to the Great American Music Hall in November to play a benefit show for the Jeff Jacobs Cancer Fund, set up for the trumpet player and keyboardist of San Francisco spaghetti-Western-jazz ensemble The Drift. Sad to report, via both bands' label, ... More >>
Without a doubt the most important punk band ever, the Sex Pistols, played their last show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, 1978. While some called the show a flop, it sure doesn't sound like that on the recordings I've heard. And now, you can watch the last show the Sex Pistols ... More >>
Cedric AngelesVieux Farka TouréThe nonprofit SFJAZZ announced its lineup today for the 28th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which runs from September 14 to November 20. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 11, and prices vary for each concert. Highlights include:Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté and Vi ... More >>
Few photographers become as legendary as the performers they capture, but Jim Marshall was a different breed of camera man. He was San Francisco's portal into a classic era of jazz and rock 'n' roll, his portraits of Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, and, perhaps most famously, Joh ... More >>
Kelly N. KoehlerDJG is all about finding deep space in plenty of bass. The dubstep producer and DJ is part of the Surefire Sound crew, which is a launching a record label for which DJG is performing A&R duties. The dude has an ear for upcoming sounds and artists, too. After he opened fo ... More >>
Japandroids hit the Hemlock SundayBeing cheap never means being boring in this city. To wit:L.O.W.'s Outdoor BBQ & Pool Party @ Bambuddha Lounge (Friday)We don't want to hear that it hasn't felt like summer this week. Come Friday, Look Out Weekend is bringing a bathing suit-able bash to Bambu ... More >>
One secret ingredient in the elephantine new Sunn O))) record, Monoliths & Dimensions, is Julian Priester. The murky, dirgey album's coda comes from the trombonist, who adds free jazz to "Alice" after a record's worth of metal, drone, and other bone-compressing free for alls. (He also plays a ... More >>
When it comes to great techno, is San Francisco the next Berlin? That's a question bouncing around inside the beat-focused noggin of DJ, producer, and label owner Alland Byallo. Byallo is part of the highly respected [Kontrol] crew, who bring minimal techno and "avant-house" to places like the ... More >>
Dukey Treats (Heads Up)
The Essential Herbie Hancock
A comic gross-out
Why it makes perfect sense to find a jazz troupe playing Hendrix
Catch the Fever's pan-genre rock sickness; Eddie Gale unveils why he's San Jose's "Ambassador of Jazz."
The SFJAZZ Collective may be great, but is it good enough to tackle Ornette Coleman?
Bill Graham's "Mama"
Many in High Places Are Not Well
Psyco on da Bus (Platform Recordings)
Russell Gunn aims outside the boundaries of jazz convention
Brazilian visionary sculps wild tunes from traditional instruments and livestock
Saxophonist Joe Lovano's tribute to 52nd Street swing and bop.
Legendary jazz figure Sam Rivers links the old guard and the new wave
The Starvations; Blind Boys of Alabama; Dum Dum Project
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Matt Small's Crushing Spiral Ensemble