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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In Print: Looking Back at the Year in Bay Area Music

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 6:00 AM

From SF Weekly's latest print music section:

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Looking Back on 2011: A lot happened in Bay Area music in 2011 -- and not all of it had to do with a female rapper from Oakland called Kreayshawn. Remember KUSF getting shut down? Or the battle to save the Eagle Tavern? And it wasn't all sad news either -- 2011 saw a number of local creative breakthroughs, the continuing rise of electronic music, and some incredible shows. Relive it in our handy local music 2011 rewind.

JANUARY

San Francisco's own state Assemblywoman Fiona Ma works on the Anti-Raves Act of 2011, a bill intended to ban raves -- defined as nighttime events lasting longer than three and a half hours and including prerecorded music -- on public property.

Jan. 18: University of San Francisco officials abruptly shut down the college's radio station, KUSF 90.3 FM, after selling its FCC license to a classical music network partly owned by the University of Southern California. Students, volunteers, and music lovers around the world protest... [continue reading]

Also, we recommend New Year's Eve parties headlined by Kreayshawn and Amon Tobin, as well as non-NYE events featuring KiNK, Pictureplane, and the Groove Merchant Records year-end party.

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