Local Music

3:56pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Guitar Pull

The Lady Crooners will be performing at the upcoming Guitar Pull

Now here’s something you don’t hear every day – a Guitar Pull. The term seems to come from the Great Depression when a group would get together to play songs. Often only one player would have a guitar, so they’d “pull” it from each other to have a turn.

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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. 

6:54pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Grass Widow

There’s no leader in the band Grass Widow. That probably makes it easier for each member of this trio to suggest subjects for songs. Grass Widow, who you’re hearing now, call their music post-punk, and the New Yorker Magazine describes it as “pastoral melodies” floating over “trellises of spindly guitars.” If this sounds appealing, you can hear them live on Thursday, December 6, when they play at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco.

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2:52pm

Thu November 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Daniel Castro

Today we are featuring the blues stylings of Daniel Castro. He’s a festival favorite throughout the West and has shared the stage with big-name blues players from John Mayall to The Staples Singers. 

You can hear him at The Saloon, San Francisco’s legendary blues dive bar, on Saturday, December 01.  The band should be tuning up around 9:30pm.

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3:41pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Blame Sally

Blame Sally
with permission from the band

What do you call the winner of Best Song in three different categories in last summer’s Independent Music Awards Poll? The answer is: Blame Sally.

Blame Sally will be performing in the Bay Area on Saturday, December 1, for the first time since winning those awards. They’ll be at the Kanbar Center for Performing Arts, part of the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael. Music starts at 8 p.m.

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