By KEVIN L. JONES Talking to Cyril Jordan is like chatting with a VH1 documentary on rock 'n' roll: he tells a lot of stories, and many of them make you say "Holy shit!" For a music journalist, he's a dream; every other sentence is a pull-quote. It's like interviewing Keith Richards if he didn't ha ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project's Seriously. Behind the buzz: The subject line of the publicist's email mentioned something about Tom Waits' saxophonist, but the magic name of Ralph Carney dispelled any incipient attack of the whatevs. I mean, we're not talking ... More >>
You saw it coming...Over the past few months, we've found treasures and trash in San Francisco bars: Old school jukeboxes with surprisingly sincere music picks, and sad little boxes we urge you to skip. It's all come to this: The juke hunt winners distilled into a single list, the best offe ... More >>
The juke at ToscaThe heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concept of jukeboxes back in 1889. So what denote ... More >>
Regrets? I've had a few.
Classical glaciers, tarnished saints, hellish holidays, and Arab artists.
The Bay Area bluesman's influence was recognized as massive eventually