Don't miss this epic lineup celebrating a Bay Area institution! Part of the Spring 2012 season of SFJAZZ.
"For this star-studded celebration, Dan Hicks will be joined by the original and current versions of the Hot Licks, with legendary guests including Rickie Lee Jones, Tuck & Patti, Maria Muldaur, actor and musician Harry Shearer, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, Bruce Forman, Jug Band veteran Jim Kweskin and Roy Rogers of the Delta Rhythm Kings." -- SFJAZZ.org
You might know him as Derek Smalls, the hirsute Spinal Tap bassist who sets off metal detectors with the aluminum-wrapped cucumber he stores in the crotch of his pants. Or perhaps you know him better as one of the many voices he provides for TV’s The Simpsons, including the reptilian mogul Montgomery Burns, his kowtowing assistant Waylon Smithers, or the aggressively upbeat Ned Flanders.
The San Francisco Film Festival begins Thursday, April 21, with Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor hosting a screening of the terrific new drama Beginners at the Castro, but until then, moviegoers can feast on this Saturday's "Heavy Metal Monster Mash" festival, featuring five rockin' adventures including Heavy Metal (1981), The Monster Squad (1987), Trick or Treat
Get excited for UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED, going down tomorrow at The Paramount Theater in Oakland. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer of This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and the excellent sleeper For Your Consideration will perform hits from the films' original soundtracks.