If we were going to nominate a Song of the Week this week, it wouldn't go to any ordinary single. It wouldn't go to a song that's about to set the Billboard chart on fire. It wouldn't go to anything that ends up on heavy rotation on MTV. No. It would go to a barbershop quintet. "How can this be?" yo ... More >>
The lineup for the 2012 Bridge School Benefit concert is out! Big names for this year's benefit include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Guns N' Roses, the Flaming Lips, Jack White, and Foster the People. The annual concert -- which helps support the educational institution for individuals with severe sp ... More >>
Over the past week, photos of Warren Hellman toting a banjo were pretty much ubiquitous. The departed billionaire was a financial titan and a political force in this city -- but, yes, it was the banjo, perhaps the happiest of musical instruments, that seemed to define his public persona (and his pri ... More >>
Jason Katims' Parenthood -- now in its third season -- is well-written, well-acted, and achieves a goal once thought impossible in making the presence of Dax Shepard tolerable.
A spin-off of the 1989 Steve Martin film of the same name, the series follows the extended Braverman clan of Berkeley, led ... More >>
Just like Steve Martin, San Francisco's gotta lotta brains.San Francisco has an IQ of 165. You know, if your believe in that sort of thing. [City Insider]Break time video! Kick it with the everybody's favorite dudes who like-to-blow-things-up, the MythBusters. [SFAppeal]Tom Ammiano heckles Schwar ... More >>
Caroliner @ the Lab (Sat. and Sun.)Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park (Fri.-Sun.)Wait, what? Steve Martin and MC Hammer and Neko Case and Steve Earle? Yeah, it's the city's biggest free hootenanny with a cross section of roots music fans. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass kicks off today at 10: ... More >>
Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy...who happens to dig bluegrass. The above video is from a performance he had last September with The Steep Canyon Rangers in that band's home state of North Carolina, with the white-haired comedian plucking away on the banjo. Martin will bring these boys and the ... More >>