Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Jorma Kaukonen has been a force in rock music for more than a half-century. A founding member of two groundbreaking bands – Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – the singer-guitarist has just released his new autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music. Kaukonen’s guitar work with the Airplane helped define psychedelic rock guitar; at the […]

Second Band Together Bay Area Concert for Fire Relief with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real 12/14

Second Band Together Bay Area Concert for Fire Relief with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real 12/14

Earlier this month, Metallica put together an all-star fundraising concert to aid those affected by the recent fires in Northern California with a sold-out concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Also on the bill for Band Together Bay Area were Dead & Company, G-Eazy, Dave Matthews, Rancid and Raphael Saadiq. A second version of […]

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at venues such as the Fillmore, Winterland and the Family Dog. The Dead’s original run lasted from 1965 until 1995, when Garcia died at 53. Garcia […]

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Review by Grace John and Nick Wachs San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was once again flooded with hipsters, foodies, and music fans from metalheads, ravers, alt-rock addicts, hip hop habitués, and everyone in between for a festival equal in diversity.  This year marked the tenth anniversary of Outside Lands, a festival of art, music, and […]

Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Set Times for Tenth Anniversary Weekend 8/11 – 8/13

Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Set Times for Tenth Anniversary Weekend 8/11 – 8/13

The tenth anniversary of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is coming up on August 11-13 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and on Tuesday the fest announced its official set times for the weekend. ranger dave has it all mapped out. start making your #ol10 schedule today! https://t.co/Q7hxC1P8MU pic.twitter.com/S1a4ua5XGL — ranger dave […]

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Half a century ago, San Francisco musicians provided the soundtrack to 1967’s Summer of Love. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Quicksilver Messenger Service, New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS) and Moby Grape helped introduce psychedelic rock to thousands of buzzed flower children at free concerts throughout […]

New Foo Fighters: Watch Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee Premiere a Song Called ‘The Sky is a Neighborhood’

New Foo Fighters: Watch Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee Premiere a  Song Called ‘The Sky is a Neighborhood’

The Foo Fighters have been quiet lately (save for surprise U.K. gigs in tiny clubs) , which almost assuredly means one thing: they’re working on new music. Those assumptions seem to have been proven correct on Monday night, when Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee took part in Acoustic-4-A-Cure,  a San Francisco fundraising concert […]

Outside Lands 2017 Announced: Metallica, the Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, More Top Fest’s Tenth Anniversary Lineup

Outside Lands 2017 Announced: Metallica, the Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, More Top Fest’s Tenth Anniversary Lineup

The official lineup and details regarding this year’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, set as always at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is out — a few days after three-day passes for the fest went onsale (and are still on sale, while supplies last). Headlining the three-day mega-fest scheduled for August 11-13 will be the following: […]

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