SF Bay Area Music Scene

Funky Saxophonist Karl Denson Plays 3 Shows in Wine CountryOne of the most popular jazz-funk bands to regularly visit the Bay Area, saxophonist Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe bring potent grooves to the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena for three shows starting Friday evening.
San Francisco Mission Nightclub Adapts to Social Distancing RulesA music venue in San Francisco’s Mission District tried something new Thursday night, presenting live concerts with an unusual multimedia twist in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
San Francisco Supervisors Approve Fund To Help Save Music and Entertainment VenuesThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed Supervisor Matt Haney's legislation to create a fund to support the city's music and entertainment venues, city officials announced.
Prolific SF Singer/Songwriter Celebrates New Album At the ChapelVeteran Bay Area Kelley Stoltz celebrates the release of his latest effort 'Ah! (etc)' with two special dinner shows at the Chapel in San Francisco Thursday.
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.
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.

Entertainment Headlines

San Francisco Nightlife: Not Quite Back to Normal But Getting ThereOn the first Friday of reopening, restaurants were back to full capacity, not just in street-side parklets but in the inviting interiors San Francisco dining is all about.
Liam's List June 18: Fathers' Day Programming, Pixar Animates, Rita Moreno DocumentaryKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly weekend tip list of Bay Area entertainment, music, film and online entertainment.
All-Star Hard Rock Cover Band Headlines Retro JunkieBrought together by a love for hard-rock hits, the all-star local covers outfit the Butlers delivers an array of radio staples and album cuts from bands like Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Queen and more at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek Saturday night.
Funky Saxophonist Karl Denson Plays 3 Shows in Wine CountryOne of the most popular jazz-funk bands to regularly visit the Bay Area, saxophonist Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe bring potent grooves to the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena for three shows starting Friday evening.
Supreme Court Allows San Francisco, Oakland Lawsuits Against Big Oil Companies To ProceedThe U.S. Supreme Court declined to throw the suits out of court, although the cases still face many daunting obstacles ahead.
Stern Grove Festival: How to Reserve Tickets for a ShowThis year's Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco will be a very different experience than past festivals. The 2021 fest marks the first time Stern Grove is using a reservation system for each performance.
Prolific SF Singer/Songwriter Headlines Outdoor Show in AlamedaA Bay Area songwriter who has been setting the bar high for bedroom studio producers for over 20 years, Kelley Stoltz headlines this early evening outdoor show in Alameda Friday with local favorites Harold Ray and East Side Dynamite.
Longtime KCBS News Radio Anchor Stan Bunger RetiresAfter 21 years as KCBS news radio morning anchor, Stan Bunger said goodbye on Friday. Sharon Chin got the best exit interview.
'In the Heights' Delights at First Pride Movie Night at Oracle ParkThis year's Pride Celebration roared into San Francisco Friday evening, punctuated by the rumble of motorcycles from Dykes on Bikes, on the first-ever Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park.