SF Bay Area Music Scene

LA Band Plays Classic '60 Album At The ChapelOne of the most influential rock band to emerge from Los Angeles during the 1960s comes to the Chapel in San Francisco Saturday when the line-up of Love that backed late leader Arthur Lee plays the classic album 'Forever Changes' with original guitarist Johnny Echols.
Stax Keyboard Legend Celebrates New Memoir, AlbumMarin-based Hammond B-3 organ legend Booker T. Jones plays a pair of Bay Area show this weekend when he holds forth with his current band the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.
Legendary Mexican Psych Band Makes San Francisco DebutActive for the better part of the past half century plus, Mexican psychedelic rockers Los Dug Dug's play their first ever San Francisco show at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday night.
SF Sketchfest Comes To A Big FinishThe SF Sketchfest wraps up its 19th edition this weekend, closing out another stellar year of comedy with appearances by Fred Armisen, Thomas Middleditch, 'Freestyle Love Supreme' and more.
Black Rock Coalition Members Hold Power-Trio Summit In San FranciscoSeveral luminaries from New York City's Black Rock Coalition come to SFJAZZ this week when bassist Melvin Gibbs and renowned guitarist Vernon Reid lead two separate power trios at the Joe Henderson Lab through Sunday.
British Ska Great Brings Band Back To Bay AreaSinger and principle songwriter Dave Wakeling brings his line-up of the English Beat to the Cornerstone in Berkeley Sunday for a sold-out night of ska classics.
Avant-Garde Giant Laurie Anderson Holds Residency At SFJAZZA rare avant-garde artist who managed to cross over to mainstream pop success, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director performs a series of shows with varied collaborators at Miner Auditorium this weekend.
SF Sketchfest Enters Final Week Of ProgrammingThe 19th annual SF Sketchfest moves into its final week Tuesday with tributes to comics Kevin Nealon and Phoebe Robinson and a host of stand-up and sketch comedy shows.
SF Sketchfest Delivers Laughs In Second WeekendThe 19th annual SF Sketchfest continues into it's second weekend of programming with appearances by actor Crispin Glover, the stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and comic icons George Wallace and Sandra Bernhard.

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The Roots Among Final Round Of Performers Announced For The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Thrash-Metal Veterans Death Angel Earn First-Ever Grammy NominationA legendary Bay Area thrash-metal band that has been through hell and back over the course of nearly four decades, Death Angel is now up for their first Grammy Award ever.
Two Very Special Performances Announced For The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards This Sunday
Aerosmith Drummer Sues To Rejoin Band For Grammy HonorsAerosmith’s drummer, Joey Kramer, is suing his bandmates because they won’t let him play as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week.
Netflix Adds Subscribers As Competition From Disney+, Apple Ramps UpNetflix released its earnings on Tuesday, finally giving itself a chance to calm the nerves of jittery investors who are concerned about the rise of rivals.
Founding Monty Python Member Terry Jones Dies At 77Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by a colleague as “the complete Renaissance comedian,” has died after a battle with dementia.
New HBO Documentary Follows Oakland Kids Preparing For MLK Oratorical FestA new HBO documentary will follow the monthslong efforts of Oakland children preparing for the annual MLK Oratorical Festival, where students honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through passionate speech and poems.
San Jose's Doobie Brothers Named To Rock And Roll Hall Of FameSan Jose's Doobie Brothers, who mixed R&B, folk, blues and rock on hits like "Black Water," "China Grove," and "Listen to the Music," were named among the 2020 class members for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Wednesday.
Roberta Gonzales Shares Her New Children's Book 'Marina The Fish With Teal Lips'Producer, host Roberta Gonzales talks to Bay Area Focus host Anne Makovec about her current projects, including her new children's book, 'Marina The Fish With Teal Lips.'