Arts & Culture

1:44pm

Wed July 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Sonny & the Sunsets

Today's local music is by Sonny and the Sunsets. They’ve been in the Bay Area music scene for a while, but they’ve never released a full album – until now. The band starts promoting their new release in the Northwest and Canada next month, so your last chance to hear them locally is this Saturday (07.21) when they’ll be at The Independent in San Francisco. Music starts about 9pm.

 

5:02pm

Tue July 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Lost Landmarks: Time traveling in the Tenderloin

The site of the Blackhawk Jazz Club in the Tenderloin
Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcbarnicle/3508231452/

I’m sitting on a brown leather couch inside Studio A at Hyde Street Recording in the Upper Tenderloin. A white baby grand piano sits to my left and a faded blue rug with pink roses lies on the hardwood floor in front of me. If you close your eyes and listen hard enough, you may be able to hear the sounds of San Francisco in the 60s.

Fifty years ago, this building was called Wally Heider Recording. And this room was used by the likes of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, the Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Starship.

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8:59pm

Sun July 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Minds Over Matter 7/15/2012

with Dana Rodriguez, Gerry Nachman, Steve Rubenstein and Will Rubenstein on trumpet.

12:52pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 7/14

Live On Arrival!

Merle & Doc Watson (photo: David Gahr)

Throughout July & August, host Peter Thompson presents programs of live concert recordings.  The series kicks off this week with highlights from two 1970 shows in New York with Doc & Merle Watson, plus Doc and the Nashville Bluegrass Band at MerleFest in 2006.   Available for listening through Saturday 7/21/12 via KALW's Local Music Player.

1:40pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Sports

WEB EXCLUSIVE: An interview with Hall of Fame golfer Billy Casper

Billy Casper during his US Open win at San Francisco's Olympic Club - from his book "The Big Three and Me"

Golf hall-of-famer Billy Casper reflects upon his career, golfers over the generations, and what has shaped his game and life, in this conversation with KALW's Ben Trefny.

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