* The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians: Honorable Mentions
Here they are -- the 20 greatest San Francisco musicians ever:
20. Cameron Paul
Lists of pioneering American DJs often mention the usual suspects in New York and Chicago, but go back to the '70s and '80s and you'll find ... More >>
Choosing the best S.F. musicians is kinda like forcing yourself to choose your favorite Bay Area bridge: Whatever you pick, there's always a good reason to go with another answer. San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's rock 'n' roll meccas, but its contributions to music ha ... More >>
Harry Duncan has filled a lot of roles in his 61 years: Independent producer of black music for Bill Graham Presents; manager of artists like the Meters and Ornette Coleman, to name just a couple; original talent buyer at Slim's; and, currently, a consultant at Bimbo's 365 Club.
Just a year ago, y ... More >>
Maureen "Action" JacksonThe Twilight Singers at Great American Music Hall on Saturday
The Twilight Singers
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Great American Music Hall
There's a good chance one of your favorite bands is on a Classic Album tour right now. Primal Scream is playing the entirety of Sc ... More >>
Every year, classic rock should have a Shirley Jacksonesque "Lottery" of sorts, wherein the tiredest crap is trotted out, thrown into a large pool, and selected at random for public stoning until it is dead.
What led me on this Steve Miller diatribe? I was sitting at the bar at the Nite Cap, mi ... More >>
The Legend: One of Gibson's signature Les Paul guitars
The Associated Press has reported that guitar innovator Les Paul died today at the age of 94, from pneumonia-related complications. Paul helped to popularize the electric guitar in the 1940s, and his use of multitracking, overd ... More >>
Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.