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

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

Sizzle The week between Jerry Garcia's birthday on Aug. 1 and the date of his death on Aug. 9 is a big week of celebration here in the Bay Area, with tributes from the S.F. Giants, the S.F. Symphony, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Shuggie Otis Gets Lost in Time at Stern Grove, 8/4/13

Shuggie Otis Gets Lost in Time at Stern Grove, 8/4/13

Shuggie Otis The Relatives Stern Grove Festival Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 Better than: Shuggie Otis is an 18th century monarch onstage at San Francisco's Stern Grove festival, surrounded by your usual free Sunday concert crowd: blissed-out young couples drinking beer…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

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

Sizzle • Stern Grove Fest announced its lineup of free concerts for Summer '13, and the list includes Nor-Cal hip-hop group Deltron 3030, soul-rock legend Shuggie Otis, the S.F. Symphony, and more. The Sunday afternoon shows begin June 16, at…
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Music, Hear This Shuggie Otis: Show Preview

Shuggie Otis: Show Preview

For dedicated fans of '70s funk and R&B, Shuggie Otis is almost a mythical figure: An artist who arrived out of the box with jaw-dropping guitar and vocal talent, released a trio of largely beloved, offbeat funk/soul albums, and then…
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Music, Reviewed V/A

V/A

Luaka Bop's third volume in this series -- following discs devoted to Brazil's Os Mutantes and Santa Rosa's Shuggie Otis -- is subtitled "The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa." That's a far better descriptor than "world psychedelia," because, while…
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Music, Redemption Song

Redemption Song

Shuggie Otis started banging around on the drums back in 1957 when he was 4 years old. His dad, blues legend and KPFA DJ Johnny Otis, bought him the small professional kit. Soon after, however, Otis began eyeing other instruments.…
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