Local Music

Paula Frazer began singing in the church choir, where her father was a preacher. Her mother taught her piano and introduced her to the worldly music of George Gershwin and Billie Holiday.  She credits them, along with rocker Nick Cave, as influences in her own sound.   Paula Frazer opens for Will Sprott and the Mumlers this Thursday, August 30th. This will be the last of this year’s summer concerts in the redwood grove at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

Bells

The East Bay four-piece band, Bells blends dreamy harmonies and a wide range of percussion to create their own unique sound.  You can hear them for yourself tomorrow night, August 28th at Amnesia in San Francisco, where the motto is: "Be Nice or Leave – This is a Grown Folks Establishment." Music starts at 8:00PM. 

This is the voice of Kyle Alden. The San Francisco singer/songwriter/guitarist is known in some circles for setting the poetry of W. B. Yeats to music. His sound could probably be called “Americana,” but it’s perhaps more accurate to refer to it as “Californiana.”

Alden is the musical host Tuesday, August 28 at the Bazaar Café in San Francisco. Music is from 7 to 9 pm.

The Emma Lee Project

Musician, Emma Lee is known for her guitar picking and sweetly provocative lyrics. She describes the music that she and her band creates is a result of a serious romance with three of her musicians… and a serious flirtation with three others.

You can experience the result of these romances and flirtations at a free show Sunday at Peri’s Silver Dollar Saloon in Fairfax, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM.

mokaimusic.com

He shares his unique finger-picking guitar style and socially conscious lyrics throughout the Bay Area and northern California. He’s appearing tomorrow, August 22, at The Lost Church in San Francisco, starting at about 7:30pm.

Musician, Robin Galante will be giving a late morning performance at the Creativity Explored art space in San Francisco next Tuesday, August 21, 2012. The event is sponsored by Bread & Roses, and begins at 11:00AM. 

Oakland rapper Kreayshawn had a major music video hit in 2010, with over three million views in the first three weeks. Now she’s back with another video, the first single from her new album. She’ll be performing live on Saturday August 18 at Roe in San Francisco. Doors open at 10 pm.

Felsen

The Oakland-based band, Felsen are transmitters of Lo-Fi Pop. They have opened for bands such as the Stone Foxes and Marcy Playground --  they even have three songs on the “Rock Band” video game!

Felsen is playing tomorrow night (August 8) at the “50 Mason Social House,” as part of the SF Underground Music Fest. The lights go down about 8pm.  And a reminder: be sure to stay for the guy in the white bunny suit!

Today, we're featuring the Junior Choir of Berkeley’s Young Musicians Program. The YMP has been helping musically gifted students who can’t afford specialized training since 1968. Students come from 60 schools in four Bay Area counties. You can hear The Young Musicians Program Choral Youth Orchestra this Saturday (08.11) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, starting at 7pm. Admission is free.

Today we are featuring the harp-playing of Amelia Romano. She’s one of three young harpists performing at the “Festival of Harps, the Next Generation,” taking place this Wednesday, August 8 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Music starts at 7pm.

Pages