Arts & Culture

11:39am

Tue June 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Famous

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That’s not Wilco you’re hearing, and it’s not Tom Waits either, although you might detect elements of both is this song by The Famous.

They’ve been perfecting their “raw country meets post punk” sound at live shows throughout the Bay Area since 2003.

You can hear The Famous  Sunday, June 24th  at 4pm in San Francisco at Thee Parkside.

4:28pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz pianist is back in town

Pianist George Cables has an intensely rhythmic style and always comes out swinging. He first became famous as a sideman in the 1970s, playing with such luminaries as Art Blakey and Dexter Gordon.

Some of Cables’ best work in those years came as a sideman with saxophonist Art Pepper. It seems that Cables’ was fond of Pepper. “Art Pepper was a bit eccentric,” says Cables. “He was a great alto player and very warm.”

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1:18pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Crosscurrents

Today's Local Music: Blue Light River

Summer’s almost officially here, so the Iron Springs Pub in Fairfax is doubling up on their music offerings. The band Blue Light River, that is today's feature music, will be joined by the Dry Creek Rounders on both Wednesday and Thursday nights June 20th and 21st this week, starting around 9pm.

12:18pm

Fri June 15, 2012
My Favorite Things 6/18

My Favorite Things

Alan Farley visits with John Mangum, Director of Artistic Planning, San Francisco Symphony, who shares his favorite recordings.  Monday at 9pm

12:10pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Sound Opinions 6/17

Willie Nelson on Sound Opinions

On the occasion of Willie Nelson's 66th studio release, Jim and Greg review the American icon's wide-ranging career with Texas music authority Joe Nick Patoski.  Sunday at 2pm.

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