Local Music

9:07am

Thu February 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Myra Melford

The music you’re hearing is being played by Myra Melford. She’s on sabbatical from UC Berkeley at present, which gives her time for some performances off campus. She says she continually reaches toward a state of transcendence with her music, yet there’s always a connection to the blues traditions she heard growing up, near Chicago. 

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6:02pm

Tue February 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Aquarius keeps the light shining on underground music

There’s a place in San Francisco that brings together the sounds of the world. From Ethiopian Jazz to Brazilian tropicalia to Norwegian thrash metal and even the songs of bats.

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1:08pm

Tue February 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Broken Shadows Family Band

The music you’re hearing now is by the Broken Shadows Family Band. You may know bandleader Darren Johnston from another Bay Area group, the Nice Guy Trio.  

This is an instrumental song, but the sound of the Broken Shadows Family Band usually emphasizes the lyrics – so no texting during the show, OK?  They’re performing at San Francisco’s Red Poppy Art House on Friday, starting about 7:30pm. 

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1:21pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Papercuts

The band you’re hearing is Papercuts. The New York Times described their sound as “melding sustained organ chords with slow finger-picked guitar.”

If you are wondering what that actually means, you can find out on Wednesday when this Bay Area group appears at the 22nd annual Noise Pop festival. Papercuts is the headliner on Wednesday evening, February 26th at The Chapel in San Francisco, starting at 7:00pm.

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9:02am

Thu February 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Capella SF

What your hearing now is a sample of the type of sound you can expect from San Francisco’s newest professional a capella choir, called Capella SF. Ragnar Bohlin is conducting this music, and he heads the new choir. 

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