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2018: Looking back at the best in rock

Musically speaking, 2018 wasn’t too memorable. You really had to dig for…

Les Claypool teams with Sean Lennon for psychedelic delirium

Primus bandleader Les Claypool admits that he just can’t help it --…

Dave Meniketti keeps on going with Y&T — and wine

Dave Meniketti is unapologetic when explaining the career longevity of his metal…

Death Angel makes it home in time for Christmas

Death Angel guitarist Rob Cavestany has just one wish for Christmas this…

John Butler returns to country life

Australian folk-rocker John Butler has never heard Thomas Wolfe’s quote with far-reaching…

Singer Helena Deland happy to be altogether unaccompanied

Montreal singer Helena Deland doesn’t subscribe to any “say yes” movements, but…

Instrumental CHON rocks with jazzy guitar

When guitarist Mario Camarena formed his prog rock combo CHON 10 years…

SF’s Father/Daughter Records is a label with heart

At a time when artists, especially musicians, talk of leaving San Francisco…

Rap-rocker nothing,nowhere back in spotlight after therapy for anxiety

Rap-rocker Joe Mulherin, better known as nothing, nowhere., knew it might rankle…

Alec Benjamin tells stories from his life

When 12-year-old “America’s Got Talent” hopeful Merrick Hanna was looking for a…

Meet Pylon Reenactment Society

Pylon front woman Vanessa Briscoe Hay made a decision not to continue…

Elvis Costello looks now and then with panache

On Saturday in concert at San Francisco’s Masonic, Elvis Costello didn’t look…

Elley Duhé embraces life on ‘Dragon Mentality’

At 17, Elley Duhé had six months left of high school in…

Honky-tonk Whitey Morgan fuels with alcohol

Outside of old “Leave it to Beaver” reruns and Boston police reports,…

Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr have time and love

As singing duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. enter their 50th…

Old 97s get in the spirit on ‘Love the Holidays’

In January, Rhett Miller had a brainstorm in an unusual place, when…

‘Love Train’ at Paramount celebrates O’Jays’ 60th

Though it was almost midway through their concert at the Paramount Theatre…

Balladeer Lily Kershaw writes music in her dreams

Flame-haired balladeer Lily Kershaw’s music career kicked into high gear in 2012,…

John Doe, X in The City for Thanksgiving

In recent years, X bassist-vocalist John Doe has been busy. He got…

Paul McDonald’s debut solo album chronicles crazy times

In 2011, the future looked bright for ex-Grand Magnolias frontman Paul McDonald.…