Local Music

3:23pm

Mon March 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Gravel Spreaders

The Gravel Spreaders, who you’re hearing now, claim to be from the Deep South – south of Market Street, in San Francisco, that is. 

You can experience the  “metal-grass” sound The Gravel Spreaders on Friday, March 14th when they play Smiley’s Saloon in Bolinas. Music should start about 9:00pm. 

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9:01am

Wed March 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Stompy Jones Band

The music you’re hearing now is the sound that predated Rock ‘n’ Roll, and helped start the concept of Top 40 Radio. It’s called “rhythm & blues dance music”, or “jump,” and it’s being played by The Stompy Jones Band of San Francisco. 

Stompy Jones plays every week at the Tuesday Night Jump, held at the Verdi Club in San Francisco. The music starts at 9:40pm, and there’s a two-hour dance lesson starting at 7:00pm.

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9:04am

Tue March 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Christopher Youmans Band

This music playing now is by Christopher Youmans from Berkeley.  His band – called The Christopher Youmans Band -- incorporates various styles of music in their own compositions, with jazz being the strongest.  You can hear the Christopher Youmans Band on Friday, March 7th at the Subterranean Arthouse, in Berkeley. Doors open at 7:30pm.

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9:00am

Mon March 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Yesway

The sound you’re hearing now is by the experimental-folk duo known as Yesway. Their sound as been called “a floating, flowing faucet of magical unification.” 

That’s a lot to ask from just two singers. But if you think you’re up for the experience, they’ll be on the stage tomorrow, March 4th at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, starting about 8:00pm. 

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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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