For DA candidates, it's music to their ears 

Having the right qualifications to be District Attorney of San Francisco is crucial. With that in mind, we give you the musical tastes of the candidates.

George Gascón, David Onek and Sharmin Bock were asked that question during a debate before the California Music and Culture Association, an advocacy group for the entertainment industry, which took place at the Fillmore on July 25.

Bock answered that music was a very important part of her life, and that she used to play in a jazz band and “sang scat.” She said she also plays acoustic guitar. Her loves: Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Kings of Leon.

Onek, while not a musician himself, said his musical favorites were too numerous to mention, so he named his three favorite shows at the Fillmore: Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams and Los Super Seven.

Gascón played congas as a kid, and said that he liked all kinds of music, “but certainly I’m a salsa person, by nature,” he said. He also mentioned liking jazz — “Kenny G” was his example — and classic rock.

“The Stones are still one of my favorites,” he said.

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