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Revelers on Second Street enjoyed the How Weird Street Faire in 2018. (Courtesy photo)

How Weird festivities return to SoMa

Masks required, costumes encouraged at electronic music and art street party

 

Shock G of Digital Underground performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards '10 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 2, 2010, in Atlanta. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images/TNS)

Rapper Shock G of Digital Underground found dead in Tampa

Rapper Shock G, who was famous for the hit single “The Humpty…

 

The San Francisco International Arts Festival will present performances this weekend outdoors at Fort Mason, including on the Parade Ground, Eucalyptus Grove and Black Point Battery. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF International Arts Festival wins health department approval for weekend performances

Rules allow no more than 50 people at outdoor Fort Mason performances

 

Night view of the War Memorial Opera House. (By Kit Leong/Shutterstock)

Why are the great opera companies silent?

By Patti Niemi Leading a major opera company like the Metropolitan Opera,…

Night view of the War Memorial Opera House. (By Kit Leong/Shutterstock)
St. Paul and the Broken Bones perform to close out the Banjo Stage on day one of the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival at Golden Gate Park on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The festival will be held online in 2020 due to ongoing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival to move online

Organizers announce charitable fund for musicians

St. Paul and the Broken Bones perform to close out the Banjo Stage on day one of the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival at Golden Gate Park on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The festival will be held online in 2020 due to ongoing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Besides being a musician, Cherie Currie is a chainsaw artist. (Robert Sebree/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former Runaways Cherie Currie out with new solo album

Currie’s stature in rock history is nicely mapped out

Besides being a musician, Cherie Currie is a chainsaw artist. (Robert Sebree/Special to S.F. Examiner)
After their European tour was abruptly canceled, members of Exodus, including guitarist Gary Holt, were diagnosed with the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo)

Bay Area metal band members experienced COVID-19 first hand

Testament vocalist Chuck Billy and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt were among 10 band members and crew infected

After their European tour was abruptly canceled, members of Exodus, including guitarist Gary Holt, were diagnosed with the coronavirus. (Courtesy photo)
After it opened, the DNA Lounge became the internet-themed go-to spot for some of The City’s most eclectic and eccentric music-lovers. (Courtesy photo)

Keeping the DNA Lounge on life support

The legendary San Francisco nightclub was already struggling financially. Then COVID-19 happened.

After it opened, the DNA Lounge became the internet-themed go-to spot for some of The City’s most eclectic and eccentric music-lovers. (Courtesy photo)
Mustangs of the West. (Courtesy photo/Victoria Smith)

Mustangs musician Suzanna Spring seeks the silver lining

“I’ve noticed, as an artist and a musician, that it’s forced a whole new creativity to the forefront.”

Mustangs of the West. (Courtesy photo/Victoria Smith)
Leonard Cohen on stage with Bob Metzger in Florence on September 1 2010. (Courtesy photo)

Gathering to celebrate the music of Leonard Cohen

Little did we know that that night of mourning would be the genesis for a festival of celebration.

Leonard Cohen on stage with Bob Metzger in Florence on September 1 2010. (Courtesy photo)
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, on May 17, 2018. (Charles McQuillan/Getty Images/TNS)

Medical treatment for Mick Jagger spurs Rolling Stones to postpone North American tour

The Rolling Stones have postponed their forthcoming No Filter North American tour…

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, on May 17, 2018. (Charles McQuillan/Getty Images/TNS)
Hometown heroes Metallica open Chase Center in September, in concert with the San Francisco Symphony. (Courtesy Ross Halfin)

Chase Center to open with Metallica, San Francisco Symphony

Chase Center, the Warriors’ new stadium, will get christened with a concert…

Hometown heroes Metallica open Chase Center in September, in concert with the San Francisco Symphony. (Courtesy Ross Halfin)
From left, Kristen Strom, Tammy Hall, Pamela Rose, Daria Johnson, Ruth Davies and Pat Wilder make up the “Blues Is A Woman” cast. (Courtesy Jane Higgins)

Pamela Rose gives women blues greats their due

Pamela Rose sings the blues – and much more. The Bay Area…

From left, Kristen Strom, Tammy Hall, Pamela Rose, Daria Johnson, Ruth Davies and Pat Wilder make up the “Blues Is A Woman” cast. (Courtesy Jane Higgins)
Tom Petty headlined the 2014 Outside Lands Festival. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Headliners announced for BottleRock Napa Valley festival

The Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Maroon 5 were…

Tom Petty headlined the 2014 Outside Lands Festival. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)
(Photo: Community Music Center/Facebook)

Mission District’s Community Music Center celebrates 95th birthday on Sunday

This weekend the San Francisco Community Music Center will be celebrating its…

(Photo: Community Music Center/Facebook)
Michael Franti gives an impromptu performance at the anti-pipeline protest on Market Street on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (Calindra Revier/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Michael Franti gives impromptu performance at anti-pipeline protest in SF

Politically conscious musician Michael Franti gave an impromptu performance at the protest…

Michael Franti gives an impromptu performance at the anti-pipeline protest on Market Street on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (Calindra Revier/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu plays a concert at the Regency Ballroom to kick off the annual J-Pop Summit on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Mason. (Courtesy photo)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu plays a concert at the Regency Ballroom to kick off the annual J-Pop Summit on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Mason. (Courtesy photo)
A woman kneels by the memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016, in Minneapolis where Prince often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Prince’s death raises numerous questions about his health

MINNEAPOLIS — Despite his debauched stage presence and erotically charged music, Prince…

A woman kneels by the memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016, in Minneapolis where Prince often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Radiohead, LCD Soundsytem and Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands

Radiohead, LCD Soundsytem and Lionel Richie will headline this August's Outside Lands…

Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
The design for one of two plaques that will be installed in San Francisco in honor of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia was unveiled Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Courtesy image)

Design revealed for Jerry Garcia commemorative plaque in SF

The design of one of two plaques San Francisco plans to install…

The design for one of two plaques that will be installed in San Francisco in honor of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia was unveiled Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Courtesy image)