Sad news out of the Fillmore district last week: the beloved jazz/hip-hop lounge formerly known as Yoshi’s—and more recently known as The Addition—shut its doors this past week. In its honor, we suggest putting on a Duke Ellington record (The OKeh Ellington), pouring a glass of sumpin-sumpin, pouring some of said sumpin-sumpin on the floor, and remember that we at least still have Yoshi's Oakland and SFJazz Center.
If you think the most exciting live music event of January was the Coachella lineup announcement — which, to be fair, is thrilling — you’d be wrong! The fun doesn’t stop anymore, people. Fun is a 24/7/365 concern in 2015. Get with the program. Here are five options more thrilling than a SoCal festival lineup tweet:
For a swift dose of the diverse, friendly, creative and vibrant community that is the essence of the San Francisco Bay, step and sway inside its blues music scene. Here are a couple of noteworthy venues worthy of your dance floor moves.
It’s New Year’s Eve week and you need all of the fun. You’ve come to the right place.
Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.
Mario and Erma DeLucchi were running late to the auction. It was 1978, and the historic Fox Theatre in Oakland was going up for sale at any moment. One company wanted to turn it into a parking lot, but the DeLucchi family were determined to save it. Mario dropped off his wife so she could get inside while he searched for parking. She arrived just in time to win a bid on the Fox for $340,000.
Need to escape this heat? To the music halls!
Sunday's weather was just as glorious as Saturday's at Treasure Island. The music changed, but there was no shortage of people out enjoying every bit of it. If the music didn't keep you busy, there was plently of beer, wine, food of all sorts and a DIY tent where you could make arts and crafts. See if you can find yourself in one of our photos!
The folks behind Noise Pop and Finger on the Pulse (the Brooklyn duo known for making parties out of good eats and tunes) are heating up the south side of the city with a block party that will get every San Franciscan going. Eight hot young chefs, seven indie bands and DJs, local brews from Speakeasy, and Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous root beer floats are the name of the game at Noisette's Saturday (8/4) afternoon affair. Here's the lowdown on what the expect.