Lonely Planet’s Passport to the World Concert with Michael Franti

I’ll admit it.  I wasn’t too keen on Michael Franti and Spearhead until the latest album,  Everyone Deserves Music. It has to be one of the most original recordings I’ve heard in a long time. These are very talented folks with a powerful message very nicely connected with other progressive movements I highly respect: KPFA…

stellastarr*

I’m ushered back to the eighties and my youthful underground world.  A time when I thought my friends and I were the only people on earth that knew what everything was about.  Who knows?  We probably did.  But I also remember the soundtracks that coated these moments: Joy Division, The Smiths, Bauhaus and other less…

Rykarda Parasol at the Hush Hush

Thought I’d drop a plug for one of the best nights of music in San Francisco at the Hush Hush Lounge.  DJ Neil Martinson spins tunes from the 60’s and 70’s from his extremely rare vinyl collection and presents some of the best and most eclectic musicians you should know about. Here, in his words,…

Free Louis XIV

Flash Alert! LOUIS XIV is coming to Justin Herman Plaza in SAN FRANCISCO on SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 at 5PM. This San Diego band hit the international scene in 2004 with their quirky punk feel, sexy lyrics, and irresistible angst. Jason Hill, Brian Karscig, Mark Maigaard, and Jimmy Armbrust released their introductory EP, Illegal Tender, in…