Tower Of Power Bassist, Bay Area Funk Legend Rocco Prestia Dies At 69Francis “Rocco” Prestia, the longtime bassist for Oakland funk pioneers Tower Of Power, died overnight Wednesday after a long battle with various illnesses, according to friends and family. He was 69.
Fiery Soul Siren Plays Rare Bay Area Show At Yoshi'sA gifted performer who has been dazzling audiences with her huge voice and passionate delivery for decades, funk/soul singer Nikka Costa performs at Yoshi's Thursday night.
Gritty Soul Singer Celebrates New Year At ChapelR&B veteran Lee Fields brings his backing band the Expressions to the Chapel in San Francisco's Mission District for two nights, culminating in one of the funkiest New Year's Eve parties happening in the Bay Area.
Local Funk Outfit Celebrates New EP With North Bay ShowsA Bay Area funk institution for over a decade, Monophonics plays songs from it's brand new EP of cover songs entitled 'Mirrors' when it hosts this two-night record release party at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley starting Friday.
Instrumental Jazz-Funk Group Grooves At San Francisco ClubOne of the key players in the 1990s revival of gritty, instrumental funk, the Sugarman 3 brings its eminently jazzy, danceable sound to the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco for two nights this weekend.
Masterful P-Funk Keyboardist, Bernie Worrell Dead At 72Worrell, who announced in early 2016 that he had stage-four lung cancer, died Friday at age 72. He died at his home in Everson, Washington...
2012 Sounded Good: The Best Breakout Music Acts In The South BayOut of the many acts out there today, here are just a few bright and shining stars within our midst. They are the singers and artists of various musical genres who have made the biggest impression in 2012. Undoubtedly, we'll be hearing and seeing more of these acts that have blown our minds and caused a stir in the South Bay.
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