music

Narada Michael Walden at the piano at Tarpan Studios in San Rafael. (CBS)

Marin Musician Shares His Time And Talent With Kids

A North Bay musician fills his calendar with work for his own band and producing music for top recording artists. But this week’s Jefferson Award winner still makes time to share his art with local kids.

03/18/2015

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Extracurricular Music Program Boosts Students’ Grades And Graduation Rates

Better math scores and higher rates of graduation among public school students are just a couple of the benefits of the music education program MUSICSTAR.

03/18/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.

03/11/2015

(Getty Images)

Scientists Find That Particular Monkey Species Enjoys Metallica Music

While several 30 second clips of the researcher playing sounds that closely resembled monkey calls provoked the most obvious reactions, only one human band actually caused them to react at all.

03/05/2015

The Sonoma Raceway. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Owners Of Sonoma Raceway Looking To Bring Massive 4-Day Music Festival To The North Bay

The plan calls for permitting up to 55,000 people per day for the festival, although Sonoma County officials say the proposal is still in the early stages.

02/25/2015

(Jumbo Pictures)

Killer Tofu: Local Label Father/Daughter Has Real Life Bands Cover Famous Fictional Songs

When press started rolling in for Father/Daughter‘s first Faux Real Compilation last Record Store Day, label founder Jessi Frick knew she was on to a good thing. Record Store Day’s arbitrary process for selecting exactly what albums get […]

02/11/2015

(Via @JackaMobFigaz Instagram)

Remembering The Jacka: Local Venues And Musicians Pay Their Respects

Last night, Bay Area rapper The Jacka was killed by a gunshot in Oakland.

02/03/2015

Rick Richards addresses the percussion students at Bancroft Middle School. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner ‘Keeps Music Rockin” For San Leandro Schools

Some call him the Santa Claus of the San Leandro schools’ music program. If teachers and students need something, he finds a way to grant their wish, making him this week’s Bay Area Jefferson Award winner.

01/28/2015

billy joel

San Francisco State Of Mind: Billy Joel Concert Set For September 5 At AT&T Park

It is the first time in more than four decades that the legendary musician has played in San Francisco.

01/21/2015

Live music at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, which closed in early 2014. (Red Devil Lounge/Facebook)

San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation To Protect City’s Live Music Venues From Closing

Supervisor London Breed is hoping her legislation will keep the music playing at long-standing entertainment venues across the city.

12/17/2014

more

previous