“REAL ORIGIN” OF THE LONE RANGER TO BE PRESENTED AT RADIO DAY BY THE BAY 2013

If you’d like to learn the true origin of The Lone Ranger, the “masked rider of the plains who led the fight for law and order in the early western United States,” mark your calendar for Saturday, July 20. As part of its annual Radio Day By The Bay, The California Historical Radio Society is proud to present a staged recreation of the original 1948 broadcast “The Origin of the Lone Ranger,” written by Fran Striker. The recreation, courtesy of the [...]

ANNOUNCING EARTH DAY SAN FRANCISCO 2013

On Saturday, April 20, 10,000 eco-minded souls and friends of the future will head to the heart of the City at Civic Center Plaza for Earth Day SF 2013. Known as the “Greenest City in North America,” San Francisco will once again host four different stages, an Eco Village, keynote speakers, earth-friendly exhibits, more eco friendly artwork, scores of eco vendors and exhibitors, and a full day’s worth of great music.  Poor Man’s Whisky, a high-energy fusion of bluegrass and [...]

TIM FLANNERY & BOB WEIR “LIVE @ THE UPTOWN” TO AIR ON COMCAST HOMETOWN NETWORK

Last year, BAM had the privilege of covering two important music events that were staged at Yoshi’s San Francisco and the Uptown Theatre in Napa to benefit Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan that was critically injured after a Giants vs Dodgers game.  Stepping up to the plate was Giants third base coach Tim Flannery and his band the Lunatic Fringe and for the Uptown performance BAM TV cameras captured Tim and his friend, Bobby Weir.  For the [...]

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BAM’S TOP STORIES OF 2012

  Looking back on 2012, the BAM Editors had a tough time deciding which stories should be in the Top 10 of the year. So in the name of peace and harmony,  we decided to present many of our favorites, and let you decide what you found to be the most interesting stories of a pretty fantastic year of Bay Area Music.     Click on the links below to read each story again. BAM announces tribute concert for Ronnie Montrose. BAM’s exclusive interview with Jefferson Starship’s captain [...]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT BAM!

On behalf of all the hard working BAM staff and contributors, I want to wish each and every one of our readers and their families the happiest of holidays. I look forward to seeing you out and about enjoying Bay Area Music in 2013. Warm regards, Dennis Erokan Editor-in-Chief BamMagazine.com  

GREG KIHN: FIRED AND WIRED!

After being fired from his job as a popular morning DJ for KFOX Radio the day after his 16th year anniversary at the station, Greg Kihn shows his rock-kihn-roll roots with late nights, new songs, a tell-all rock legend fantasy novel, and a burnin’ desire for more! BAM’s Kenny Wardell gets a chance to sit down with Greg for an exclusive interview that shows what a class act he totally is.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BhaqbtczVI&feature=plcp

SACRAMENTO’S AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL ROCKED!

By Jennette Stancy On September 23, Downtown Sacramento was invaded by 13 rock bands and more than 14, 000 fans, all converging at Discovery Park on the American River for the first ever Aftershock Festival. Stone Temple Pilots and Hollywood Undead were joined by locals Deftones, Oleander and Fallrise, along with many other great bands from all over the world. The beauty and openness of the park added a unique ambiance that is vastly different from the festivals held at the [...]

DEATH ANGEL: THE ULTRA-VIOLENCE REVISITED AT THE REDWOOD METAL FEST

By Crystal Kentzell Death Angel is celebrating the silver anniversary of their 1987 debut album, The Ultra-Violence. As part of that celebration, D.A. hit the road in Europe in June, playing the classic album in its entirety. The band has extended that tour in the U.S., for a two-week run in October. As a prelude to those October dates, D.A. headlined The Redwood Metal Fest on Sept. 1st. Nestled in the redwoods of southern Humboldt County, this event was brought together [...]

THE BLUES BROADS – QUEENS OF THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

By Michelle Gomes What do you get when you put four incredibly talented women together (collectively comprising over two centuries of experience in music), add an award-winning vocalist/keyboard/sax player and a backup band of equal abilities and histories? The result is the Bay Area-based supergroup known as The Blues Broads. The Blues Broads are vocalists Angela Strehli, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson, and Dorothy Morrison. They are joined, whenever possible, by Deanna Bogart, whose skill on keyboards, saxophone, and vocals makes her [...]

LINKIN PARK & INCUBUS: HONDA CIVIC TOUR 2012

By Jennette Stancy and Michelle Gomes The 11th annual Honda Civic Tour with co-headliners Linkin Park and Incubus came to the Bay Area on September 7, 2012, and it was a sold out crowd at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Both of these bands are known for consistently evolving, surprising critics and fans alike with new and unique combinations of musical styles, instruments and technology. They were supported by Mutemath, who proved to be the perfect appetizer to wet [...]

MANMADE GOD…THE SECOND COMING!

By Michelle Gomes Manmade God has begun a new chapter since its creation in 1997 and subsequent evolution into Spiralarms in 2005. They’ve reconciled the past; their future is now being written. To understand the real meaning of this reunion, one must know a bit about their past. Here’s a quick synopsis — and feel free to draw a diagram if that helps keep things straight! In 1997, the San Francisco thrash metal band Forbidden took a hiatus, leaving guitarist Craig [...]