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Music, All Shook Down James Blake's Lonely Beginnings, Omar Sosa's Afro-Cuban Cocktail, and More

James Blake's Lonely Beginnings, Omar Sosa's Afro-Cuban Cocktail, and More

From SF Weekly's latest print music section: James Blake: The time in James Blake's life we might call his long winter -- from which he emerged this year with a phosphorescent debut album -- began as far back as the…
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Music, All Shook Down SFJAZZ Announces Fall Season

SFJAZZ Announces Fall Season

SFJAZZ has announced its 27th season, which kicks off October 10 with a Thelonious Monk birthday party and ends November 21 with a "Double-Barreled Blues Bash" featuring Keb' Mo and Solomon Burke. Highlights include October 22's show, "Afro-Cuban Keystones,"…
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Music, Reviewed Omar Sosa & Adam Rudolph

Omar Sosa & Adam Rudolph

In the liner notes to Pictures of Soul pianist Omar Sosa calls his extraordinarily focused improvisations with pioneering world-jazz percussionist Adam Rudolph a channeling of "the messages of those who guide us in each moment, the Spirits and our Ancestors."…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, January 28, 2004 A big group of men can be frightening or funny; ditto for all-male entertainment forms. We're thinking of The Usual Suspects, The Man Show, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the legendary classical ballet troupe…
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Music, Pulling Up Roots

Pulling Up Roots

I'm moving to Europe because I want to be close to Africa," says pianist Omar Sosa over the phone from a Paris hotel room. The Cuban-born Sosa is in the midst of a European tour supporting his latest CD on…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night & Day

Wednesday June 30 Arrivederci, Roma Who's covering the pope while NPR foreign correspondent Sylvia Poggioli's in town? While many of her dispatches have come from Rome, with church bells pealing in the distance, Poggioli was most recently assigned to Eastern…
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Wammies Winners

Americana/Roots The Eric McFadden Experience Hard Rock Old Grandad Hip Hop/Turntablist Invisibl Skratch Piklz International Omar Sosa Jazz/Swing Lee Press-On & the Nails Punk The Donnas Reggae/Ska Critical Mass Rock/Pop Storm & Her Dirty Mouth Soul/Funk !Tang Surf/Exotica The Aquamen…
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Omar Sosa Free Roots Release Party Saturday, Aug. 23 Great American Music Hall Some danced during Omar Sosa's show two weeks ago Saturday. Grouped in packs of twos, threes, and fours, women and men hovering close to the walls and…
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The House of Tudor

Even a simple Idiot Flesh performance would be well-worth a flag-waving testimonial -- but the Friday, Aug. 22, Idiot Flesh show at Maritime Hall is being headlined by Giant Robot and opened by !Tchkung!!! (the two additional exclamation marks are…
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