Blues

American blues musician B.B. King performs December 12, 1989 at the Bercy concert hall in Paris.  AFP PHOTO BERTRAND GUAY   (Photo credit: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

B.B. King Considered Standing Ovation From Bunch Of ‘Hippies’ In San Francisco A Career Breakthrough

In an anecdote from his autobiography, the late blues legend wrote about being reluctant to play San Francisco’s Fillmore because he didn’t think hippies cared about the blues. They ended up loving him.

05/15/2015

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 16: Recording artist B.B. King performs at his B.B. King's Blues Club at the Mirage Hotel & Casino August 16, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies At 89

`King of the Blues’ legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says.

05/14/2015

(Instagram @FantasticNegrito)

Watch: Oakland Singer Fantastic Negrito Wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest

His music was enough to grant him the prize, but upon hearing Dphrepaulezz’s story, he seems all the more deserving.

02/12/2015

Charli XCX (L) and Iggy Azalea (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Outbreak: Viral Videos of The Week

Father & daughter team sings Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Turlock teen moonwalks like MJ + more viral videos!

05/23/2014

Hugh Laurie (credit: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)

Hugh Laurie Reveals Bay Area Tour Dates With The Copper Bottom Band

In May, the actor/blues musician will perform at The Fillmore SF & Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga

03/26/2014

Legendary bluesman B.B. King, who had recently turned 88, continues to play on the road. In 2012, he performed at the White House (credit: CBS News)

At 88, The King of The Blues Is Still Rocking Audiences

Blues guitar legend B.B. King — who played with Eric Clapton and U2 — has been performing for several decades and shows no signs of stopping…

09/18/2013

Fans wear Maxim Mardi Gras beads (credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Mardi Gras Arrives At San Francisco’s Fillmore Street

As Fat Tuesday kicks off in New Orleans, a Mardi Gras celebration was held in San Francisco’s Fillmore District to celebrate the city’s contributions to jazz & blues music…

02/12/2013

www.kungfuvampire.com

2012 Sounded Good: The Best Breakout Music Acts In The South Bay

Out of the many acts out there today, here are just a few bright and shining stars within our midst. They are the singers and artists of various musical genres who have made the biggest impression in 2012. Undoubtedly, we’ll be hearing and seeing more of these acts that have blown our minds and caused a stir in the South Bay.

12/27/2012

Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Blues Overtake San Jose Sharks For 3-0 Win

Alex Pietrangelo had two goals, David Perron also scored with a two-man advantage and Andy McDonald added an assist in his return from a concussion that sidelined him for 51 games, sending the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

02/12/2012

Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com

Jazz Up Your Life At The Best Jazz Spots In San Francisco

They say more than two dozen styles of jazz exist in the world today. From ragtime and swing to classic and bebop, the evolution of jazz continues. Here are the best jazz spots you’ll find […]

02/02/2012

more