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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Hardly Strictly '13 was hot, crowded, and flush wtith good performances. Our favorites were Low's simmering gothic rock, Bonnie Raitt's husky voice and supernatural guitar work, the heartworn soul of hard-working Bettye LaVette, and Billy Bragg's unapologetic populism. See…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013 lineup is out, and it includes Calexico, Nick Lowe, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Natalie Maines, Low, Father John Misty, Gogol Bordello, Bettye LaVette, and Sonny and the Sunsets. The festival takes place Oct. 4-6;…
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Music, All Shook Down Wednesday's Pick: Bettye LaVette at Great American Music Hall

Wednesday's Pick: Bettye LaVette at Great American Music Hall

​Bettye LaVetteMiltonGreat American Music Hall7 p.m., $26Oftentimes, the problem with tribute albums is that they sound far too reverent of the original songs. If you're not going to do anything special with the tunes, why even bother covering them at…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bettye Reign O’er Me

Bettye Reign O’er Me

Oftentimes, the problem with tribute albums is that they sound far too reverent of the original songs. If you're not going to do anything special with the tunes, why even bother covering them at all, since the originals are usually…
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Music, Outside Lands Picks Part 1: Five Ways to a Fitter You

Outside Lands Picks Part 1: Five Ways to a Fitter You

Download your menu for the Outside Lands(Right click or option-click the link and choose "Save As" to download this file.) If Coachella is for backpackers and Bonnaroo is for hippies, then who shall inherit Outside Lands, San Francisco's giant summer…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Booker T and Bettye LaVette at the Independent

Friday Night: Booker T and Bettye LaVette at the Independent

Booker T and Bettye LaVette The Independent Friday, May 8, 2009 Last night I saw Booker T. Jones, one of the titans of American music, and it really hit me how much he has contributed to Western pop culture. I…
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Music, Hear This Booker T.

Booker T.

As leader of the MGs and one of the principal architects of the Stax sound, songwriter and organ maestro Booker T. Jones put an indelible stamp on popular music during the '60s. His first solo effort in two decades, Potato…
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Music, Reviewed Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette

The follow-up to LaVette's potent 2005 LP I've Got My Own Hell to Raise stays true to its title, as The Scene of the Crime is the sound of a survivor's sure-footed stand. Here LaVette returns to Muscle Shoals' FAME…
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Music, Singer-Songwriter Joe Henry Captures <i>Civilians</i> at GAMH

Singer-Songwriter Joe Henry Captures Civilians at GAMH

Singer-songwriter Joe Henry — the literate purveyor of a kind of folk-imbued, smokily jazzified, contemporary "adult music" that in a far better world would reside at the top of the pop charts — has been making solo albums since the…
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