Is tonight the most important show Bimbo's has ever put on? Perhaps.
Whether you're headbanging at the Fillmore, streaking naked down Hayes Street, or hitting up a printing class in Emeryville, there's always something fun to do in the Bay Area. Here are some of our favorite pastimes in 2015.
Legendary composer and pianist Duke Ellington often sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as part of his sets, and with good reason: The city by the bay hosted a booming jazz scene in the early 20th century. If you can imagine, it wasn't unheard of to see Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Louis Armstrong, trumpet in hand, strolling down the Embarcadero.
In both music and style, it was the '60s...no, '70s...no '90s all over again at BottleRock Napa Valley this year.
Rob Garza is one of the original pioneers of the now flourishing electronic music movement. Originally from Washington DC, now a longtime San Francisco resident, and a new denizen of North Beach, Garza's legacy includes the formation of record label ESL Music and a timeless music catalog that is still popular today.