On the night before the night before Christmas, we'll listen to some new songs for the season from Bay Area artists, preview some of the local holiday concerts still happening virtually, and dip into the back-catalogue for the sounds of Christmas blues past. Wednesday 12/23 at 9 pm.
As part of the High Holy Days at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, Jeremiah Lockwood and his musical guests create sacred, spiritual experiences, weaving together old-world cantorial singing and American blues and gospel, along with spiritual music from around the world.
After nearly three months of one-hour shelter-in-place broadcasts from the Lower Haight, host Devon Strolovitch returns to the KALW studio for two hours of blues and beyond in the Bay Area this Wednesday 6/17 at 9 pm.
Modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop, and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress are some of the terms used to describe Tumbledown House, but none of these successfully convey the band’s incomparable ability to fuse vintage sounds and themes from yesteryear with modern instrumentation, refreshingly original compositions, and raw energy.
Bay Area Vocalist Kyra Gordon and Pianist Larry Steelman, Bassist Paul Eastburn and special guest Guitarist Mimi Fox bring us their heartfelt, hypnotic and far-out arrangements of two iconic singers: Janis Ian and Janis Joplin.
Blonde Toledo plays American Music, or you might say, music of the Americas, as Blues, Rock, Salsa, or Cumbia all come from foreign lands, transplanted here, and each have put down deep roots in our western soil.
In a city that thrives on its diversity, sun-soaked California retro-soul band Midtown Social unites a fractured San Francisco undergoing swells of monumental change with an uplifting and outright funky new full-length studio album, Fantastic Colors.
UnderCover Presents is honoring A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders, an album that bridged the gap between hip-hop and jazz. The show takes place May 16-18 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Son of composer Larry Lockwood and grandson of legendary Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, guitarist and singer Jeremiah Lockwood performs with vocalist and Charming Hostess founder Jewlia Eisenberg in their duo project, Book of J.
Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the Bay Area music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music. His music defies genre, combining strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation.
Fanfare Zambaleta was incubated in the Zambaleta Music and Dance School in San Francisco and has since transformed into a full-fledged juggernaut of a band, featuring some of the Bay Area's most exciting young players and seasoned veterans.