Category: Music

Paul McDonald’s debut solo album chronicles crazy times

In 2011, the future looked bright for ex-Grand Magnolias frontman Paul McDonald. While taping season 10 of “American Idol,” he…

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Bedroom producer G FLIP hits with ‘About You’

In January 2017, Melbourne, Australia native Georgia Flipo’s mother and friends thought she was kidding when she said she would…

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Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations are undergoing big changes. San Francisco Symphony Music…

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Blues Traveler’s John Popper collects historical weapons

After three decades with his rootsy New Jersey outfit Blues Traveler, vocalist-harmonica hurricane John Popper never looks a gift horse…

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The Struts’ Luke Spiller makes friends in many places

As his career as lead singer for Britain’s glam-rocking The Struts speeds up, Luke Spiller has met — and opened…

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Pauline Black, The Selecter, back making political music

When Pauline Black makes a career choice, she follows through. When the British singer’s ska-punk ensemble The Selecter disbanded in…

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Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park finds solace in music

A year ago, Linkin Park founder Mike Shinoda was struggling to make sense of the tragedy that blindsided his band,…

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It’s a sneak preview of S.F. Opera’s ‘Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera offered a sneak peek this week of its upcoming new musical version of “It’s a Wonderful Life,”…

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