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The multi-talented musician and songwriter Graham Nash uses his photos, artwork, and now, a new memoir called Wild Tales to tell his story of sex, drugs, and rock & roll within the iconic band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  BAM’s Kenny Wardell sat down with Graham at the San Francisco Art Exchange to hear the stories and get a firsthand video tour of his historic photos and artwork.

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By Richard Brackett

Michael Franti and Spearhead in the house! With its open dance-floor and spacious mezzanine appeal, the Fox Oakland was the perfect place to be on Oct.11. After Michael proclaimed, “I wanna rock with you!” it was a feel-good vibration invitation from the get-go.

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By Kat Stevenson

Those who attended Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet: Movie and Music to End ALS were filled with more inspiration and musical genius than they could shake a drum stick at. One thing is for sure, if you mention the name Jason Becker, the musical talent will follow!

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By Kenny Wardell

The road that Journey has taken since the band’s beginning in 1973 has had a few speed bumps along the way, but today they are cruising on a super highway that is not unlike the eastern span of the newly re-opened San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. Arguably one of the top five rock bands to emerge from San Francisco, on a typical tour the band would play both the Concord Pavilion and Shoreline Amphitheater in the same week, and sell out both venues. But this time around, Journey played one night: at the relatively intimate (9,000 seats) America’s Cup Pavilion on the docks of the San Francisco Bay.

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Carlos Santana on the conviction and charisma that inspired his rock career

Green Day saves the night at rain-drenched Dreamforce gala

Journey Donates To Philippines Typhoon Relief Effort

Metallica is now older, wiser, and in it for the long run

Linda Ronstadt On Tavis Smiley

Catching Up With Metallica

Metallica to join Mariano Rivera's retirement party and perform 'Enter Sandman' live at Yankee Stadium

Photos: Rock the Bells 2013

Metallica film premiere: red carpet, black leather

Musician Jason Becker refuses to let ALS silence him

Neil Young Debuts New Song at 300-Seat Club in Boston

Here’s your Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup for 2013

Linda Ronstadt: Parkinson’s disease took my singing voice away

Chuy Gomez Discusses Future After Being Ousted at KMEL

Photos: Day 3 of Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hall and Oates Close Outside Lands 2013

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The Original Baseball Song makes a cool free Ringtone

Matthew King KaufmanWith 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.

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M.I.R.V. is BACK!!

Kat StevensonIf 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.

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One Person Can Make A Difference

Nate DeatonWhen 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?

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Hot Not 2012

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.

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Chuy and Executive Chef Discuss Top-Shelf Talent

Chuy GomezChuy Gomez is'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

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Bay Area Tribute Bands

Pat JohnsonIf 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.

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Mommy Update

Sterling JamesSterling James and her husband, Bay Area percussionist Adrian Isabell, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Billie Simone Isabell...

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San Francisco Punk Reunion 2012 STFU

The LobsterIn 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.

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One-On-One with The Two Man Gentlemen Band

Carla SelvinOn 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.

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Guaranteed Good Time

Renee RichardsonHave I expressed my love for Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers with you yet? I will now, and I will start by sharing one of their very popular Van Sessions videos:

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To Live and "Die!" In The City

Chuy GomezI 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."

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Appreciate The Live Music Venues, No Matter How Small Or Where

Rene EscovedoFor 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.

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Geographer: Meet Your New Favorite Local Band

Aaron AxelsenSan 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.

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Music Is The Answer

Morris KnightWoke up today and feel not like doing so. I fall back? Nah...gotta get it going for all and by any means necessary.

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