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“Forest Bees” is the new self-titled CD by Sheetal Singh, formerly the bassist for The Stratford 4. (Courtesy Force Field PR)

Sheetal Singh re-emerges as Forest Bees

East Bay mom releases ethereal debut solo recording

“Forest Bees” is the new self-titled CD by Sheetal Singh, formerly the bassist for The Stratford 4. (Courtesy Force Field PR)
Nicole Atkins has been busy making new music and art during the pandemic. (Courtesy Barbara FG)

Friends join Nicole Atkins on soulful ‘Italian Ice’

Singer-songwriter releases album and shares concerts, art online

Nicole Atkins has been busy making new music and art during the pandemic. (Courtesy Barbara FG)
Community Music Center voice teacher Jonathan Smucker, accompanied by by Michael Mohammed, appeared in the first program of the organization’s annual Field Day fundraiser in the first of a week-long series on Facebook.(Courtesy photo)

Community Music Center kicks off virtual Field Day

Festive annual performance marathon raises funds for scholarships

Community Music Center voice teacher Jonathan Smucker, accompanied by by Michael Mohammed, appeared in the first program of the organization’s annual Field Day fundraiser in the first of a week-long series on Facebook.(Courtesy photo)
Children’s Musical Theater San Jose kicks off today’s virtual concert and fundraiser for a pavilion in San Jose’s St. James Park. (Courtesy photo)

May Day for the Arts promotes South Bay pavilion project

Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose hosts community concert

Children’s Musical Theater San Jose kicks off today’s virtual concert and fundraiser for a pavilion in San Jose’s St. James Park. (Courtesy photo)
Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties have really taken off since the pandemic hit. (Courtesy photo)

Tim Burgess hosts fun online listening bashes

Charlatans UK frontman keeping busy during new solo album release

Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties have really taken off since the pandemic hit. (Courtesy photo)
Butch Walker’s new solo concept album “American Love Story” is catchy and diverse. (Courtesy Phil Chester and Sara Byrne)

Butch Walker’s many influences fuel ‘American Love Story’

In-demand producer’s rock opera is touching, ambitious

Butch Walker’s new solo concept album “American Love Story” is catchy and diverse. (Courtesy Phil Chester and Sara Byrne)
Katy Perry talks about her new song “Daisies” on Houseparty. (Courtesy Liza Voloshin)

Houseparty app hosts Katy Perry, Keegan-Michael Key, Alicia Keys

‘Experiential’ online event series features dozens of stars

Katy Perry talks about her new song “Daisies” on Houseparty. (Courtesy Liza Voloshin)
Stern Grove, the beloved longtime summer series of free outdoor concerts, has attracted thousands of fans for decades. (Courtesy Stern Grove Festival)

83rd Stern Grove canceled due to pandemic

S.F. free summer concert series called off for first time in history

Stern Grove, the beloved longtime summer series of free outdoor concerts, has attracted thousands of fans for decades. (Courtesy Stern Grove Festival)
From left, Adam Beck, Keven Tecon and Nick Ott are Houses of Heaven. (Courtesy Effixx)

Houses of Heaven debuts with ‘Silent Places’

Oakland trio fuses industrial, techno, shoegaze, dub on new album

From left, Adam Beck, Keven Tecon and Nick Ott are Houses of Heaven. (Courtesy Effixx)
Lucinda Williams’ song “Man Without a Soul” on her latest recording is inspired by Donald Trump. (Courtesy Danny Clinch)

Angry Lucinda Williams takes on world’s sorry state

Singer-songwriter gets political in new album ‘Good Souls Better Angels’

Lucinda Williams’ song “Man Without a Soul” on her latest recording is inspired by Donald Trump. (Courtesy Danny Clinch)
K.Flay opens Noise Pop’s “No Place Like Home” series of live concerts online. (Courtesy Umusic)

Noise Pop’s new streaming concerts benefit local business

K.Flay, Rogue Wave first acts appearing in twice-a-week series

K.Flay opens Noise Pop’s “No Place Like Home” series of live concerts online. (Courtesy Umusic)
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)
John Prine performs at the Chicago Theatre Friday, April 27, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

John Prine, revered singer-songwriter, dies of COVID-19 complications at 73

John Prine, who traded his job as a Chicago mail carrier to…

John Prine performs at the Chicago Theatre Friday, April 27, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
Burger Boogaloo moved to Halloween weekend

Burger Boogaloo moved to Halloween weekend

Annual music festival hosted by John Waters to feature Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks

Burger Boogaloo moved to Halloween weekend
Clannad has hopes to reschedule its farewell tour promoting its new career-retrospective double album. (Courtesy Anton Corbijn)

Clannad’s ‘In a Lifetime’ world tour on hold

Celtic band’s new release is a 50-year career retrospective

Clannad has hopes to reschedule its farewell tour promoting its new career-retrospective double album. (Courtesy Anton Corbijn)
Green Day, — from left, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool — released the album “Father of All…” in February. (Courtesy Pamela Littky)

Green Day’s still vexed about planet’s sorry state

New album asks, How do you start a party as the world crumbles?

Green Day, — from left, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool — released the album “Father of All…” in February. (Courtesy Pamela Littky)
The Tame Impala concert scheduled for March 13 at the Chase Center has been postponed to a to-be-determined date. (Courtesy Neil Krug)

Live Nation, AEG ‘recommend’ postponing large events

Major entertainment promoters call for halt to upcoming big shows

The Tame Impala concert scheduled for March 13 at the Chase Center has been postponed to a to-be-determined date. (Courtesy Neil Krug)
Third Eye Blind plays Oakland’s Fox on Friday, March 13. (Courtesy Eline J Duijjsens)

Stephan Jenkins takes on the world in ‘Screamer’

New Third Eye Blind album addresses climate change, police brutality

Third Eye Blind plays Oakland’s Fox on Friday, March 13. (Courtesy Eline J Duijjsens)
Outside Lands, offering something for fans of many genres, comes to Golden Gate Park again on Aug. 7-9, 2020. (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Eager Beaver tickets on sale for Outside Lands

13th annual fest slated for Aug. 7-9 in Golden Gate Park

  • Mar 10, 2020
Outside Lands, offering something for fans of many genres, comes to Golden Gate Park again on Aug. 7-9, 2020. (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner)