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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What's Being Done to Help the S.F. Music Scene? What Could Be Done?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 10:10 AM

click to enlarge From left to right: Ian S. Port, Adam Theis, Jeremy Pollock, Jocelyn Kane, Guy Carson, and John Vanderslice at a panel last week on the S.F. music scene presented by the Root, the Chapel, and SF Weekly.
  • From left to right: Ian S. Port, Adam Theis, Jeremy Pollock, Jocelyn Kane, Guy Carson, and John Vanderslice at a panel last week on the S.F. music scene presented by the Root, the Chapel, and SF Weekly.

Scene Change: A few weeks ago, we ran a cover story asking whether the music scene in San Francisco is doomed -- whether high housing costs and the resulting exodus of musicians were drying up what has long been a famously vibrant scene. We got all sorts of answers, from "yes" and "no" to a whole lot of "maybe." We also heard about many efforts to improve the situation for music in San Francisco ­-- as well as ideas for even more action. Together with local music nonprofit the Root, SF Weekly held a panel discussion at the Chapel last week to talk about the situation. Here, after much discussion, is a partial, incomplete guide to current efforts to help music flourish in S.F., as well as suggestions on what else could be done, given varying levels of resources and political momentum. San Francisco may not be what it once was, but there are plenty of efforts to keep its music culture lively. These are a few of them... [continue reading]

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from the week in S.F. music.

Hidden Agenda: Small, offbeat events to see this week.

And we recommend shows!

TheeSatisfaction at the New Parish on Friday, April 11.

Ringworm at Thee Parkside on Sunday, April 13.

Bryan Ferry at the Fox Oakland on Monday, April 14.


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