By Richard BrackettMichael 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.
By Kat StevensonThose 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!
By Kat StevensonIn search of his rock & roll dreams, a young Sammy Hagar left the mean streets of his L.A. birthplace in 1968 and headed north to the Bay Area with only $5 in his pocket. Fast forward 40 years – mission accomplished, multiplied by 10! That $5 bill has been transformed into a rock empire – he is now an inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Award winner. He won his first Bammie Award (Musician of the Year) in 1978 and collected many more. He has had a wildly successful solo career and the distinction of fronting two of the most high profile bands in rock, Montrose and Van Halen, as well as collaborating on projects with many other of rock’s greats – now, “that’s what dreams are made of!” (Van Halen, “Dreams,” 1986). What better way to celebrate his good fortune than taking the party on the road and reliving his opus with the fans? Call it the 4 Decades of Rock Tour and make the final date Sept. 7, 2013, at the America’s Cup Pavilion on the shore of his beloved S.F. Bay.
- JOURNEY LIGHTS UP SAN FRANCISCO BAY
- THE RETURN OF PETE SEARS' DRAGON
- GREG KIHN'S NEW NOVEL & 13TH ANNUAL KIHNCERT ANNOUNCED
- STRAIGHT ON ROCK N ROLL FROM THE HEART
- BAM SPOTLIGHT ON BAY AREA RADIO DJ CHUY GOMEZ
- BAY AREA RADIO DAZE
- GRATEFUL DEAD LIGHTNING ROUND WITH DAVID GANS
- HAIL, MAYHEM!
- KSAN JIVE 95 REUNION AT RADIO DAY BY THE BAY
- "REAL ORIGIN" OF THE LONE RANGER TO BE PRESENTED AT RADIO DAY BY THE BAY 2013
- BAY AREA RADIO HALL OF FAME WANTS YOUR VOTE!
- STING HELPS CHRISTEN NEW BAY AREA JEWEL
- BAY AREA'S ROY ROGERS REMEMBERS DOORS' RAY MANZAREK
- TESLA LIGHTS IT UP!
- METALLICA HITS IT OUT OF AT&T PARK!
- GIANTS TO HOST METALLICA NIGHT THIS FRIDAY AT AT&T PARK
- UFO: UKELELE FRIENDS OHANA
- ANNOUNCING EARTH DAY SAN FRANCISCO 2013
- JASON BECKER’S “NOT DEAD YET” CONCERT #2
- BAM @ NAMM 2013 - WE'VE GOT YOUR MUSIC GEAR RIGHT HERE!
- BAM SALUTES THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS!
- MARTY BALIN & DAVID CROSBY IN BENEFIT FOR JEFFERSON STARSHIP’S SLICK AGUILAR
- “TIM FLANNERY & BOB WEIR LIVE @ THE UPTOWN” TO AIR ON COMCAST HOMETOWN NETWORK!
- BAY AREA MUSIC AND MORE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE!
- BAM’S TOP STORIES OF 2012
- Y&T DELIVERS A MYSTIC WEEKEND
- HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT BAM!
- "KSAN'S LIVE JIVE" MUSIC PROJECT IS RELEASED TO BENEFIT HAIGHT ASHBURY FREE MEDICAL CLINICS
- RMBR: A NEW VOYAGE FOR RONNIE MONTROSE ALUMNI
- STEVE VAI LIGHTS IT UP!
- TRAIN: ALL ABOARD!
- GREG KIHN: FIRED AND WIRED!
- SACRAMENTO’S AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL ROCKED!
- DEATH ANGEL: THE ULTRA-VIOLENCE REVISITED AT THE REDWOOD METAL FEST
- THE BLUES BROADS – QUEENS OF THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
- SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER FESTIVAL – 2012
- LINKIN PARK & INCUBUS – HONDA CIVIC TOUR 2012
- MANMADE GOD…THE SECOND COMING!
- ZZ TOP Q&A AT THE BONE BBQ
- MICHAEL MCDONALD TO APPEAR WITH THE DOOBIE BROTHERS AT THE 26TH ANNUAL B.R. COHN FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL
- BROTHERS WITH DIFFERENT MOTHERS
- BAY AREA RADIO HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED
- JERRY GARCIA’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
- IF WE CAN'T HAVE TOWER RECORDS BACK, LET'S HAVE THE TOWER RECORDS PROJECT
- WORSHIP MAYHEM!
- FLAN & THE FANS for BRYAN STOW
- QUEEN: AN EXTRAVAGANT EVOLUTION OF A BAND FOR THE AGES
- BAY AREA MUSIC GROUP INVITED TO SING AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS
- "TIM FLANNERY & BOB WEIR AT THE UPTOWN" DVD FOR GIANTS FAN BRYAN STOW IS NOW AVAILABLE AT BAMMAGAZINE.COM
- SWING AROUND THE ROSIES: A GALA CELEBRATION WITH BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY