the Fillmore

4:33pm

Wed June 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Historic black bookstore on brink of closure

Photo courtesy of Marcus Books

Marcus Books opened in 1959, and quickly became a hub for the neighborhood’s black community. Founders Julian and Raye Richardson believed it was the first African American bookstore in America.

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5:15pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: The Rogers

If your band members were named Walter, Brent, Roland, and Rafael, what would you call the band?  Why, The Rogers, of course! Although they’ve only been playing together in public for about a year, The Rogers already have an album, which was released this past summer.  You can hear them live on December 17, when they play The Rocket Room, an intimate space inside of the famous Fillmore, in San Francisco. 

1:01pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Haunted by Heros

Haunted By Heroes, 'the world's youngest rock band.'
Photo courtesy Moon Dog Creations

The song you’re hearing now is being played by the band Haunted by Heroes, from Pacifica. Known at present as “the world’s youngest rock band,” these little dudes aren’t much taller than their guitars. You can see them Saturday March 24 when they’re the opening act at the legendary Fillmore. Music starts at 9 pm. That’s probably past the bedtime of these eleven-year-olds… but it is a Saturday.