Today's local music

The music you’re hearing now is by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. They’re presenting a world premiere this week titled “I Am Harvey Milk.”  Their first spontaneous public performance occurred on the steps of San Francisco City Hall 35 years ago … following the assassinations of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. An extra performance of this work has been added, tomorrow, June 26th, at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, starting at 8pm. 

You may know this song, but you’ve probably never heard this version, by Bay Area band, The Void Boys. They’re likely to be play this Cranberries' cover and other songs from their “90s Compilation” album when they take the stage Wednesday, June 26th at The Knockout in San Francisco. Music will begin about 10:00pm.   

The sounds you’re hearing now are by Gautam Ganeshan. He’ll be bringing his innovative Indian roots music to the Redwood Grove Summer Concert Series at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, tomorrow, June 20. Audience members are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy sitting under the redwoods while listening.  

Music begins at 5:30pm, and your ticket includes entrance to the botanical garden, starting at 4:30pm.  

This upbeat tune is by Oakland’s Tri Tip Trio. They’ll be kicking off The Tenth Annual Berkeley World Music Festival on Saturday (06.22). 

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When a band is named RocketShip RocketShip, you expect a powerful, speedy sound. And that’s what you get, as you’re hearing now. This power trio from San Francisco calls their music “Atomic Rock and Roll.”

Yes, that’s vintage jazz you’re hearing, but no, your radio hasn’t gone into a time warp. You’re hearing The Cottontails of San Francisco, a group that plays American music from the 1920s to the 1960s – sometimes all in one set! They’ll be shaking it up on Sunday at The Riptide in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset, beginning at 7:30pm. 

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There aren’t many music festivals named for living performers, but Earl Thomas is one of them. His namesake festival occurs in his birthplace of Pikesville, Tennessee. But you can hear Earl Thomas singing next Monday May 27 at Biscuits and Blues, just off of San Francisco’s Union Square, starting about 7:30pm. Go for the blues, but notice his shoes!

 

What you’re hearing now is the best the Bay Area has to offer in young jazz musicians. This is the award-winning SFJazz High School All-Star Orchestra. They’re helping to inaugurate the new SFJazz Center next Saturday May 18. It’s an afternoon show, starting at 2pm.

The music you’re hearing now is by San Francisco punk band The Yes-Go’s. They try to include a couple of new songs in each of their live shows to make sure the audience is really paying attention. Animals inspire lots of their music, even when it's not really about animals. The Yes-Go’s have a rare daylight show on Saturday April 6 at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, starting at 3pm.

Source: Nebula Force, Go

They're a band that describes themselves as a team dedicated to getting rid of evil in galaxies and recording their tales in song.

Nebula Force, Go's Facebook page also says "you're going to love hearing about zombies, robots, dinosaurs and undead radioactive Godzilla".

The song available below features one of those areas . . . it's about dinosaur bones.

Where does the band name come from? It's a reference to Power Rangers, and let's just leave it at that.

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