By Kenny Wardell
The Bay Area’s thrash metal giants Metallica are accustomed to playing in front of sold-out stadiums, full of raging music fans. But on a recent Friday night, the band took the field at AT&T Park in front of a somewhat different crowd of fans.
By Kenny Wardell
There are few things more pleasant in this entire world than sitting on the Hawaiian seashore at sunset with the one you love, listening to ukelele music and sipping mai tais. Fortunately for me, my wife Lizette and I have shared many memories of that exact scene during our 33 years together. Hawaii and Hawaiiana are imbedded in our lives.
By Kenny Wardell
“KSAN’s Live Jive,” a collection of live historic musical rarities from the late 1960’s and 1970’s by some of the most important musical artists of a generation is now being offered for sale as a CD, (with a 12 page booklet,) an album digital download, and as a single track digital download. It is a benefit for the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinics Inc. and their Rock Med program. Both the CD’s and digital downloads are available at Live-Jive.org.
With both Bay Area baseball teams in the post season, you can get in the mood with some baseball music. It doesn't matter if you are a fan of the the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland Athletics.
If you were around the Bay Area music scene in the ’90s, you’ve probably seen M.I.R.V. And if you didn’t, you must have been under one heavy ass rock.
When someone who doesn’t know me asks what I do for a living and I answer, “I work in radio,” they often look at me like I am a ghost, or at least a dinosaur lumbering toward the Tar Pit. Isn’t radio done? Washed up? Replaced by social media and smartphones?
e(lectronica)=MC2 brings you this week's What's Hot and What's Not picks for 2012. From FaceTime to Facebook, Molecular Gastronomy to Deep Fried Butter... it's all here.
Chuy Gomez is BamMagazine.com's Hip-Hop and Night Life Blogger who just happens to be the Morning Driver at 106 KMEL. Chuy and the BAM TV crew were invited to attend the grand opening of the new Penthouse Club
If you want to have some fun, groove to the music of your favorite bands, and not spend a ton of money, check out some of the great tribute bands playing around the Bay Area.
In 1977, a group of Bay Area musicians, art school students, and photographers–after being disillusioned by the hippie counter-culture and the 1960s–embraced punk rock.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, you could have caught a band at the Cafe Du Nord that takes you back in time a good 80 years to the Golden Age of jazz and dance.
I am by no means a knowledgeable source on punk music, let alone any kind of music that can be misconstrued as "punk." In fact, my idea of punk music might be a spectral opposite from what punk actually is. That understood, I have fallen for what I would refer to as a "punk band."
For me, it's been an on-going challenge to appreciate some of the venues my band has played. But I've come to realize: every venue has something different to offer, something unique and all its own.
San Francisco's Geographer have quickly ascended to one of 2012's most beloved Bay Area bands. In relatively short fashion, we have seen them go from an obscure indie rock three-piece -- featuring, of all things, a cello -- to selling out local venues, playing music fests like BFD and Treasure Island, landing a record label deal, and releasing the fantastic and critically-acclaimed new album, Myth.