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Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Michael Marshall: Bay Area Hook Doctor Returns

Michael Marshall: Bay Area Hook Doctor Returns

The singer behind the hooks for old-school Bay Area artists is releasing new music and will perform in San Francisco this week. Read »

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Scott Hardkiss Remembered in Street Art

Scott Hardkiss Remembered in Street Art

Scott Hardkiss, the late producer and DJ who spent his most significant musical years in San Francisco, passed away more than a year ago, but his memory is being kept alive in the streets. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Mac Dre Day Moves to San Jose

Mac Dre Day Moves to San Jose

November will mark a decade since the charismatic Vallejo rapper Mac Dre was gunned down in Kansas City, Missouri, and his friends and former colleagues still continue to keep his legacy alive. Read »

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Classic Local Music Moment: Jello Biafra on Oprah

Classic Local Music Moment: Jello Biafra on Oprah

The former Dead Kennedys frontman argued against censorship on the popular talk show Read »

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Classic Local Music Moment: Sly Stone Jams With Richard Pryor

Classic Local Music Moment: Sly Stone Jams With Richard Pryor

The two performed together on television in 1974 Read »

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Disco Legend Sylvester Immortalized in Musical

Disco Legend Sylvester Immortalized in Musical

Late SF star honored with Off-Broadway play Read »

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

App of the Day: The James Hetfield Soundboard

App of the Day: The James Hetfield Soundboard

Metallica singer's lyrics sampled for Android phones Read »

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Five Reasons Why Carlos Santana Deserves World Ambassador Status

Five Reasons Why Carlos Santana Deserves World Ambassador Status

Bay Area legend records World Cup Anthem, saves old band members Read »

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Remembering Kraftweek: A Week of California Kraftwerk Shows

Remembering Kraftweek: A Week of California Kraftwerk Shows

German act influenced electronic, hip-hop and rock music Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Five Lessons We Learned at Prince's Oakland Concert

Five Lessons We Learned at Prince's Oakland Concert

The Purple One hints that he will return soon Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Prince Plays Oakland's Fox Theater This Weekend

Prince Plays Oakland's Fox Theater This Weekend

A Prince concert at Oakland's Fox Theater on March 15 was quickly announced and sold out around 10:30 PM Wednesday night, but there's still hope if you want to see his royal funky highness in the Bay Area. Read »

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Hardkiss Looks Back to Move Forward

Hardkiss Looks Back to Move Forward

Hardkiss is back with an ode to the local dance music scene of the Nineties Read »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

The Tubes Return to SF

The Tubes Return to SF

The legendary San Francisco-bred band behind hits such as "She's a Beauty" performs at Yoshi's. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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By Tamara Palmer

Stevie Wonder Tribute Turns 10

Stevie Wonder Tribute Turns 10

San Francisco's annual Wonder-Full party takes place on Dec. 7 at Mezzanine. Read »

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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By Tamara Palmer

Journey and Tower of Power Play America's Cup Pavilion

Journey and Tower of Power Play America's Cup Pavilion

Two classic Bay Area bands play on Sept. 16, plus Tower of Power's search for a new singer. Read »

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