SF Bay Area Music Scene

Don't Miss Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Madds Tolling At Yoshi'sGrammy Award-winning violinist Madds Tolling stopped by the studio to talk with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his upcoming gig at Yoshi's. As a special treat, Madds performed live.
Violins Of Hope Tour Showcases Historic Instruments Played During The HolocaustProducer Patricia Kristof Moy talks to Michelle Griego about 'Violins of Hope,' a powerful show touring San Francisco showcasing a collection of violins from the Holocaust.
Don't Miss The Mystery Of Edwin Drood At Foothill Music TheatreActor John Mannion talks to Bay Area Focus about Foothill Music Theatre's production of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' where every night, the audience decides how the play will end.
Meet Actor Monique Hafen Adams, Star Of San Jose Stage Company's 'Chicago'Actor Monique Hafen Adams talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about her starring role as 'Roxy Hart' in San Jose Stage Company's production of the Tony-Award winning musical, 'Chicago.'
Check Out The Amazing Talent Of 19-Year-Old R&B Singer/Dancer Isaac BrownNineteen-year-old singer/dancer/actor Isaac Brown is just off the heels of his performance in Oakland. He talks about his career, his influences, his style, and does an amazing 'a capella' performance of the classic, 'Unchained Melody.'
CBS SF Talks To Unsane Founder Chris Spencer About His New Band, Human ImpactAn important figure on New York City's noise-rock scene for over 30 years as the leader of Unsane, guitarist/singer Chris Spencer talks to CBS SF about Human Impact, his new all-star project featuring members of Cop Shoot Cop and Swans.
CBS SF Talks To Desert Rock Legend Mario Lalli (Part I)Renowned Palm Desert musician Mario Lalli recently spoke at length with CBS SF about his long career with influential bands Across the River, Yawning Men and Fatso Jetson ahead of the now cancelled second edition of the Heavy Psych Sounds Festival in San Francisco.
Hard-Rockers Freedom Hawk Brings Powerhouse Show To Santa CruzA leading light on the American hard-rock scene for going on two decades, Virgina Beach-based crew Freedom Hawk pays a rare visit to the Bay Area, headlining Urbani Cellar in Santa Cruz with a slate of like-minded bands Thursday.
Reunited Swedish Punk Greats Headline UC TheatreOne of the most explosive punk bands to emerge in Europe during the 1990s returns to the Bay Area this weekend when reunited Swedish group Refused headlines the UC Theatre in Berkeley Saturday night.

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AMC Theatres In Emeryville, San Francisco Could Close Permanently Due To COVID-19 PandemicMovie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet.
Contra Costa County Reopening Stores, Businesses, Camps, Allows Services With 'Close Customer Contact'Contra Costa County is expanding the number of businesses and services allowed to reopen in its latest COVID-19 health order which covers shopping, childcare, social gatherings, even protests.
Black Squares Flood Instagram As Entertainment Industry Blacks Out To Protest George Floyd DeathBlack square after black square was posted on Instagram Tuesday after artists, performers and musicians joined in a social media blackout to protest the death of George Floyd and other blacks at the hands of the police.
Trump Tweets About 'Big Day' For Social Media; Tech Companies Fear What's Coming Next Bay Area tech giants Facebook and Twitter drew fire from both sides of the political spectrum Thursday while bracing for a possible executive order from President Donald Trump over monitoring political messaging on their platforms.
Playwright, AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies At 84Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.
Keep Updated On The Latest News In Your Neighborhood -- Download KPIX 5's New AppKPIX 5 has launched a new news app that will keep you updated on the latest news developments in your community and also make it easy to watch CBSN Bay Area while you are on the go.
Jimmy Cobb, Last Surviving Musician On Miles Davis Jazz Classic 'Kind Of Blue' Dies, At 91Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.
Hopeful Organizers Announce Huichica Music Fest 2020 Line-Up, October DatesBeloved psychedelic indie rockers Yo La Tengo, songwriter Mac Demarco and Bay Area prog-pop favorites Once and Future Band were among the headliners announced Wednesday for the eleventh annual Huichica Music Festival happening in Sonoma in mid-October.
Gov. Newsom's Plan For Live Sports By First Week Of June May Be Wishful ThinkingGovernor Newsom says if the current COVID-19 trends continue, sports can resume again by the first week of June but players may not be ready.