SF Bay Area Music Scene

San Francisco's Light Rail Studios Hosts Virtual Holiday Benefit For Local Music VenuesLight Rail Studio in San Francisco on Saturday will host it's second fundraising "webathon" of the pandemic to help save some of the city's financially struggling live music venues amid the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Chapel Hosts Fundraising Streaming Event Featuring Red Room OrchestraPopular Mission District club the Chapel on Saturday hosts a fund-raising streaming event that will broadcast the venue's first socially distanced concert on its new outdoor stage from back in August featuring the Red Room Orchestra.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces First Acts For Virtual Version Of FestivalThe organizers of the popular annual free music festival Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Wednesday announced the first participants in the planned virtual music fest Let the Music Play On.
The Chapel To Christen Outdoor Stage With Red Room OrchestraPopular Mission District club the Chapel on Saturday hosts its first socially distanced concert on its new outdoor stage with the Red Room Orchestra playing a special seated dinner show benefiting the Independent Venue Alliance.
How To Catch Comet NEOWISE In The Twilight SkyA lot of people will be going outside to see Comet NEOWISE this weekend, as the rare spectacle makes its first appearance in nearly 7000 years in the twilight sky. Anybody with a camera or a scope can try to snap a photo, but it won’t be easy to find.
Rep. DeSaulnier, Sens. Harris, Feinstein Push Bill To Expand Rosie The Riverter WW2 Park In RichmondLegislation that would expand the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress.
CBS SF Talks To Scott "Wino" Weinrich About New Acoustic Solo AlbumIconic doom-metal hero Scott "Wino" Weinrich talks to CBS SF about coping with the global pandemic and the recording of his new acoustic solo album on Ripple Music, 'Forever Gone.'
San Francisco Museums Get Green Light To Reopen June 29Museums across San Francisco that have been closed for months due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order got a surprise phone call from the mayor's office Monday, giving them the green light to reopen.
CBS SF Interviews Vio-Lence Guitarist Phil Demmel About New Band BPMDA major player on the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene since the mid-1980s, Vio-Lence and former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel talks about his new '70s rock cover project BPMD.

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Derick Almena Accepts Plea Deal In Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire, Likely Avoiding Prison TimeDerick Almena, the master leaseholder of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse which burned in a December 2016 fire that killed 36 people, accepted a plea deal Friday morning that would avoid a second trial and likely any prison time.
CBS SF Talks To Guitarist Jean Fossat Of French Psych Band SliftJean Fossat, the guitarist for acclaimed French psychedelic power trio Slift, recently answered a series of questions via email about the band and its celebrated album 'Ummon' that was released early last year.
Liam's List Jan. 22: Guide To Fitness, Food, Fun, Staying Connected While Social DistancingKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly tip list on how best to survive the current coronavirus outbreak.
Winning Numbers Announced In Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated $850 MillionWith the third largest jackpot in lottery history on the line Tuesday night, Bay Area residents are grabbing Mega Millions tickets in the hopes of hitting it big.
YouTube Extends Suspension Of Trump's Channel; President May Lose SAG CardYouTube says it is extending its suspension of President Donald Trump’s channel for seven more days.
Netflix's Big 4Q Lifts Video Service Above 200 Million SubscribersThe subscriber milestone highlighted Los Gatos-based Netflix’s fourth-quarter results released Tuesday.
Caesars Plans $47 Million Renovation Of Reno’s Silver LegacyCaesars Entertainment plans a $47 million renovation at the 25-year-old Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno.
Update: Influential Music Producer Phil Spector Dies In California PrisonInfluential Music Producer Phil Spector, whose 'wall of sound' fashioned some of the greatest rock hits of the 1960s and 1970s, has died of natural causes while serving a second-degree murder sentence in the California Health Care Facility, state prison authorities announced Sunday.
UPDATE: No Winner For Saturday's Powerball Drawing; Jackpot Estimated To Grow To $730 MillionNo players got lucky with Saturday night’s drawing for a $640 million Powerball prize, according to lottery officials.